On Monday I went down to Oxford, for a Preparation Day for the 2014 Women’s World Day Of Prayer. This year’s theme is “Streams In The Desert” and has been prepared by the women of Egypt. I had a very good morning with Kath, Mary and the Oxford ladies.
I needed to go, because on Saturday I am running a Preparation Day myself in Lincolnshire, and wanted to see how it should be done!
Afterwards, I met up with Bob, who’d enjoyed his morning wandering round the city, remembering his student days [and buying books!] We had lunch in “Pie Minister” in the Covered Market. I had a Chicken Of Aragon pie [chicken, bacon, leek and tarragon] with mashed potato, shallot toppings and rich red wine gravy.
Bob had a “Matador Mothership” – his pie contained beef, olives, sherry, butterbeans, chorizo and more, plus mash, plus mushy peas, cheese toppings, crispy shallots… and still more gravy…
All very delicious on a cold wet day
Then we went for a stroll round the Pitt-Rivers Museum. A bizarre place, full of the 20,000 objects collected by one slightly bonkers Victorian guy. There was way too much to see in our brief visit, but it was good fun. I was particularly amused by the lowest gallery where all the animal skeletons were in temporary plastic wrappings whilst refurbishment was going on.[see clarification in comments below!!]
In the museum shop I treated myself to an Ankh – I shall need one to show the ladies of Mablethorpe – and this is slightly more interesting than a printout from the computer!
I have absolutely no idea how I am going to manage to fit in my preparation for everything I need to do this week [School, WWDp…] especially the Egyptian stuff.
You could say I am in De-Nile!