Sunday, 13 October 2013

Brewood bombshells

The Brewood visitor moorings are very conveniently right by the steps leading up to the road into the village. They are in a cutting lined with tall, overhanging trees. Ideal, you would think, to provide shelter on a blustery, rainy night. But that's before you take account of what roosts in the trees. Fiona on NB Epiphany noted the geese at Westport Park Lake. I wonder whether half the gaggle flew over to us last night. But I've never yet seen a goose up a tree…

Poor Erin Mae was covered in the stuff this morning. It was either something pretty goose-like, or an avian entity with a very sick tummy. Or perhaps they weren't roosting at all, just unable to resist a nice green and maroon target for dive-bomber practice. It took us a good long time with the mop to wash it all off. Only to discover after we'd cruised down to Bridge 8 to avoid more special topcoat tonight that we'd missed what they'd deposited in the cratch / well-deck / space at the front. Ah well, happy days…

Actually, it has been a happy day. The other bombshell was when we walked up to Brewood parish church this morning, expecting (from the website) that there was to be an all-age service, and wondering what that would mean in this context. What we found was café church Рthe rear transformed with tables, chairs, croissants and the most delicious coffee I've had in a church for a long time. The bells had rung as usual as we'd walked up. We hadn't realised it was inviting us to breakfast.


So – thank you to Dave, Penny and Charmaine the vicar for making us feel so welcome. It was good to see a church experimenting with what it means in practice to work out its mission statement.

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