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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2020, 18:25 
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Great news, Sealpuppy - will be looking forward to it!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2020, 22:07 
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Brilliant! I, too, loved the Convalescent Corpse.

Talking of convalescence (that is not an easy word to type, I find), I'm quite sure Dr Jem would send me to the Alps or the South of France for six months to help me recover after Covid-19; we are hoping to get to one or both of those places within the next couple of weeks in our motor home.

My hair is falling out - apparently that is quite normal 6-12 weeks after a very high temperature - so I'm wondering whether to ask my hairdresser (when, oh when, will I get an appointment?) to cut it really short to help it grow back more evenly. We shall see.....


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 30 Jun 2020, 06:18 
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Great news, sealpuppy! Looking forward to it!


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How exciting! Can't wait.....

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I had my hair cut and coloured today.

Hooray!!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 05 Jul 2020, 17:48 
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Yay.

I went to the pub. Only briefly but it made a nice change.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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I got someone to come and help me with the weeds in the garden. Today I put down a bunch of new flowers and I feel like I have a garden again instead of a mess!


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Lovely to read all the happiness! I did a cycling trip round Lake Annecy recently and indulged my EJO interests (no EBD for this one!) and having a genuinely lovely weekend! :)


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Oh, I loved Annecy and the lake when we holidayed in Les Gets several years ago. Lucky you! :wink:

At long last churches are open and I went to Mass yesterday! Wow! Okay numbers were very low, but it was so good to catch up with all the folk I'd missed these last months, as well as Mass itself.

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PostPosted: 08 Jul 2020, 16:23 
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Glad to hear your church is open, Mary. Would love ours to be too, but we have far too big a congregation to do so safely yet - estimate is we could get about 100 in with social distancing, and our Sunday morning congregations are more like 300+, evenings less, but still around 200. They are planning a trial service in a couple of weeks with limited invited people only, no congregational singing, and see how it works. But it is difficult to see a way forward with large numbers.


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PostPosted: 08 Jul 2020, 20:11 
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The weekday Mass is easy, as we only have about 20 at the best of times, but there is no way we could get 100 in our Sunday Mass like you, Ivohenry, even with social distancing. The diocese has put so many restrictions on us that we'll be lucky to get 60 in for a Sunday Mass. Yet, like you, we had nearly 300 most Sundays. We've been warned that we need to get there half an hour beforehand, and wait in line, and when 60 people have been let in, the doors will be closed in people's faces. Nice, eh? :shock: Trouble is, our priest is sticking to the 2 metre distancing. But yesterday was so much easier, and it felt so good just to be back. Small steps, I suppose.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2020, 14:26 
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Glad to hear your church is open, Mary. Would love ours to be too, but we have far too big a congregation to do so safely yet - estimate is we could get about 100 in with social distancing, and our Sunday morning congregations are more like 300+, evenings less, but still around 200. They are planning a trial service in a couple of weeks with limited invited people only, no congregational singing, and see how it works. But it is difficult to see a way forward with large numbers.


We're back but only the 11.15 Eucharist. The next is likely to be BCP early communion service. We can cope with about 50 if pushed (with social distancing) and had a goodly turnout - let us know beforehand and sign in (keep for three weeks ) in case contact tracing becomes necessary.

No intoning or congregational singing but organ and cantor - horrible experience being streamed as I was preaching.

What we do about the Family Eucharist we don't know. September at the earliest if we can manage the distancing. In the interim a streamed (non-Eucharistic) service - no reason why it shouldn't be a Eucharist but the priest leading wants an Agape service instead. This does have the advantage that it doesn't have to be taken by a priest.

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PostPosted: 09 Jul 2020, 16:35 
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I believe your priest is very wise indeed Mary....

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2020, 16:45 
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Yes, for some people I suspect there may have to be a certain amount of 'sending one's soul to mass' to quote Miss Brent-Dyer's near-namesake (and another convert to Catholicism) Eleanor Farjeon in old age.


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PostPosted: 09 Jul 2020, 20:49 
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I went to my local independent bookshop. I would prefer not to discuss how much money I spent. I'm also very happy that the pool will soon be open.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 12 Jul 2020, 20:53 
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Brilliant! I, too, loved the Convalescent Corpse.

Talking of convalescence (that is not an easy word to type, I find), I'm quite sure Dr Jem would send me to the Alps or the South of France for six months to help me recover after Covid-19; we are hoping to get to one or both of those places within the next couple of weeks in our motor home.

My hair is falling out - apparently that is quite normal 6-12 weeks after a very high temperature - so I'm wondering whether to ask my hairdresser (when, oh when, will I get an appointment?) to cut it really short to help it grow back more evenly. We shall see.....


I hope you get there - is very hot at the moment in Grenoble - bit of you fancy breaking your journey for lunch you'd be most welcome!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 13 Jul 2020, 11:26 
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We had our first service in church yesterday. I had been 'churchsitting' for three weeks for a session of opening for private prayer, so I thought that being in the church wouldn't be that emotional, and that given all the things we weren't going to be able to do, it might not be much better than Zoom, so I didn't feel particularly emotional about it - that was until the organist struck up with Parry's I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord ... !


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Music can always guarantee to do that, Mabel, and what a wonderful hymn to start with. We're not having any music at the moment - not even just the organ. I have to say I thought my first mass without music last Tuesday would be drab - but it wasn't! It was just like coming home and relaxing into the atmosphere, like loving arms being wrapped round one.

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PostPosted: 14 Jul 2020, 18:49 
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I have had my hair cut today - I've about a third of the amount of hair I had this morning and it feels so nice.

No more having to brush it several times a day!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 17 Jul 2020, 11:07 
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I've booked my flights and will be off to Oberaudorf in a few weeks. My usual Spring trip never happened, so I've only had a single week there so far this year. I'm really looking forward to being back in the village.


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