Just a quick few words while I’m passing the time before I have to go ring the bells for Compline (night prayer).
It’s been a busy few weeks – anyone who’s seen OHP’s website – http://www.ohpwhitby.org.uk/ – will have seen the blog post (under news & events) about the Craft Fayre last weekend. That was fun but hard work. Since then, I’ve been put to work in the Bookshop as the girl who runs it has had to have an operation on her leg and is off recovering. So I’ve been in there cleaning and re-filling the shelves, and speaking nicely to all the customers who come in, and arranging the opening times. One really scary moment this week was when a local priest came in with a candle holder, wanted to know if we could get him some more, and I knew the product code for it without having to look it up (for those new to my WP, I used to work for an on-line Christian retailer, in the stock control/ordering department, and I finished there at the end of March and 7 months later I can still remember product codes).
Next week, I’m going to be spending some time at the Society of St Francis’ mother house in the UK, Alnmouth, for a study week on Celtic Saints, with their Novices and Postulants. I’m quite looking forward to this, because hopefully it means I’ll be able to catch up with my reading while I’m there! So if I’m not commenting on your posts, panic ye not, it just means I’ve not got access to an internet and will be having a major catch-up attempt on my return.
Such a lot seems to happen here on a daily basis, and then when I sit down to write about it, I forget what it is! I suppose it’s because each day actually has the same routine – get up, have a time of private prayer, have a time of corporate prayer, have breakfast, do jobs, do some study, have a class, have a time of corporate prayer, have dinner, do jobs, do some study, have a class, have afternoon tea and a gossip, check emails or practice some music, have a time of corporate prayer, have supper, have a time of relaxation, have a time of corporate prayer then go to bed!
And now, it’s time for Compline. So off I go to pray.