This week's pictures are a bit restricted. I managed to twist my knee early in the week and so have not really walked any distance form the car all week, except to 'do' my Christian Aid envelopes. (Actually I put them out before I hurt the knee, and when my sister and I went to collect them in, she did the houses with steps and I did the easy ones.)
Today I consulted a friend who is a physio, and we don't think I've done any severe damage - certainly not the cartilage, possibly strained a ligament, but rest, elevation, warmth and ice, then tubigrip for work, seems to be working so just keep going. It's a good excuse to sit around and do little, anyway!
So most of the pictures were taken in the garden, apart from a couple of close-ups of the Celtic crosses in Maughold taken last week, and a very old one of D-d.( here be flowers, and a couple of other bits )
I did the children's chat in church today - I took in a whole lot of gadgets from the kitchen and asked the children, and adults, to identify them - some were easy - the potato peeler or the pizza wheel, but others were more difficult - some were very, very, specialised - like the gadget for stoning mangoes. Then we considered that we all have different uses and talents, finishing with the idea that the church is full of people with different talents and roles, some read the Bible out in the service, some mend the toilets, some do the flowers; all equally important to the life of the church. Then I introduced the idea of a 'scavenger people hunt' - the children all had lists of jobs, and had to find three people who did each thing - this caused great fun after the service finished - and means they know the names of more of the congregation than they did, and vice versa!
But the high spot of the morning at Sunday School was Eilidh's tooth - which was wobbly. And she wobbled it, and wobbled it, and then it suddenly flew out of her mouth, hit Daniel in the chest, and disappeared under the chairs! My teenaged helper took Eilidh to get a glass of water, Daniel and someone else crawled around to find the tooth - and those are two jobs we certainly hadn't thought about on our list, I can tell you!