Monday, 11 August 2008
This weekend just gone was one of contrasts. On Sunday I did my bit at church, leading prayers. This involves standing at the front and kicking things off with a quick summary of stuff that has gone on in the last week about which people may choose to think or remember, and folding it into a narrative. It's quite daunting to speak to three dozen people on short notes but I relished in it and enjoyed it and picked a theme and warmed to it, trying to fold in some of what had been in the sermon. I made scant notes and just went with it.
On Saturday it was all rather less refined; attending a BBQ I was in charge of lifting the top of the gazebo (under which we all sat, but larger than this one) to clear it of gathering rain water and prevent its collapse. After several wines and unsteadily stood on a chair at this task, one of the other BBQ attendees chose to whip my trousers down, leaving me on show! Much shrieking and laughter from the assembled women, though having been given a task I dutifully finished that before restoring dignity! Apparently photos were taken but they won't be on the Blog anytime soon!