Today, along with a wonderful, wacky friend, I took another step towards fulfilling an ambition to work my way around all the eating places in Princes Square. Should get there by Christmas although at the prices some of those places are charging for afternoon tea, we may have to save for a while.
Glasgow is such an entertaining place to be. Where else can you find a Croatian accordion player and an Asian flame thrower side by side - just two of the sights for amusement today. On the way in on the train, I got into a very deep and serious conversation with a former total stranger about the comparative merits of the Amazon Kindle and the iPad. Before arrival in Glasgow, my new best friend was confiding her addictions - to books and music - and we discovered that it is highly likely that I bought some of the books that she recently offloaded on ebay. And, I also ran into one of my favourite regular contributors to the comments on this blog in Starbucks. All in all, an exceedingly good day that could only happen in the West!
This is one way of promoting solar plumbing. There were lots of sculptures in and around Adelboden, some of them used for advertising, some merely for decoration but all of them very clever. Adding to all the natural beauty and enhancing the environment.
Just returned from our trip to Switzerland with Girl Guides, celebrating our centenary year. There were many mountain top moments that I look forward to sharing. Meantime, here are the brave leaders on top of the Jungfrau. It feels good to be back at sea level but I have returned with many awesome experiences to reflect on and memories to treasure. Thanks be to God.
Tomorrow I'm off to Switzerland with a group of Girl Guides - part of our centenary celebrations.
It will be great to get away - it feels like I've packed 3 weeks into this week just to ensure that everything carries on as it should.
The bad news for the locals though is that one of the things I did this week was to record a series of reflections that will be played on local radio next week (WestSound 1035am). The reflections are based on Guiding. For some time now, I've been serving as a Guiding ambassador, as well as playing an active role in a Guide unit, so it seemed a good opportunity to promote the work of Guiding, celebrating its centenary but still relevant for girls today. For once, I'm not taking my laptop with me, so the blog may be silent - even if the airwaves aren't! :)
Embarking on a new Bible Study series tomorrow, looking at ways to be more aware of God in our everyday. It's loosely based on Barbara Brown Taylor's book- An Altar in the World, exploring different spiritual practices that can be incorporated into daily life, that are, in fact, already a part of our lives. There is an emphasis on the journeying rather than on arrival. It's fun to travel with friends. And sacred too.