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07:39 am: No trick, just a treat
SUNDAY

Up as usual for breakfast and church. Viv was playing her clarinet with the music group again, and very fine it was too. The sermon, as usual, was a good one. Chris was at Pathies. Afterwards, we went home and had lunch. Lamb steaks and a choice of stir fry vegetables. Well, we didn't get a choice. It was one selection of vegetables for us, another selection for the boys. Viv went off to see her mother after lunch, and I continued with some things I was listening to. At evening-meal time, we were shocked to discover that Songs of Praise didn't start till 5:30, so we would miss most of it if we were to be at church on time. You can read the details of the Top 20 hymns at http://bbc.co.uk/songsofpraise or .

NUMBER 20: AMAZING GRACE
Words: John Newton

NUMBER 19: PRAISE MY SOUL, THE KING OF HEAVEN
Words: H.F. Lyte (1793-1847) based on Psalm 103

NUMBER 18: ABIDE WITH ME
Words - HF Lyte/Music - WH Monk

NUMBER 17: I VOW TO THEE MY COUNTRY
Words: Cecil Spring-Rice (1859 - 1918)

NUMBER 16: WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS
Words: Joseph Scriven (1819-86)

NUMBER 15: GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS
Words: T.O Chisholm (1866-1960)

NUMBER 14: AND CAN IT BE
Words: Charles Wesley (1707-88)

NUMBER 13: THINE BE THE GLORY
Words: Edmond Budry tr. Richard Hoyle

NUMBER 12: O LOVE THAT WILT NOT LET ME GO
Words: George Matheson (1842-1906)

NUMBER 11: AND DID THOSE FEET IN ANCIENT TIME
Words: William Blake

HYMN NUMBER 10: SHINE JESUS SHINE
Music and words by Graham Kendrick (b.1950) arr. James Whitbourn (b.1963)

HYMN NUMBER 9: IN CHRIST ALONE
Words: Stuart Townend

HYMN NUMBER 8: GUIDE ME, O THOU GREAT REDEEMER
Words: William Williams (1717-91) Peter Williams (1727-96)

HYMN NUMBER 7: MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR PEACE
Words: From a prayer attributed to St Francis (1182-1226)

HYMN NUMBER 6: BE STILL, FOR THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD
Words: David J Evans (b.1957)

HYMN NUMBER 5: LOVE DIVINE, ALL LOVES EXCELLING
Words: Charles Wesley (1707-88)

HYMN NUMBER 4: BE THOU MY VISION
Words: Irish c.8th century tr. Mary Byrne (1880-1931) and Eleanor Hull (1860-1935)
Tune: Slane

HYMN NUMBER 3: THE DAY THOU GAVEST
Words: John Ellerton (1826-93)

HYMN NUMBER 2: DEAR LORD AND FATHER OF MANKIND
Words: J.G. Whittier (1807-92)

HYMN NUMBER 1: HOW GREAT THOU ART
Words: Russian Hymn tr. Stuart K. Hine(1899-1989)


After the service, it was time to renew the boys' season tickets again. The man at Port Sunlight station was rolling his own cigarettes when we spoke to him. He had no ticket stock available. This is because the amount of ticket stock they get issued depends on how many were sold in the previous month. Last month, of course, he didn't sell any, as he didn't have any ticket stock...I really must write to Merseytravel, and when I do, I'll post a copy here.

MONDAY

Well, I was going to write in detail, but vivh has already done so here so I'll just mention that at 2 o'clock in the afternoon I'd been talking to the people at the Jobcentre Plus about the way forward. They are keen to get me into work before 6 months have passed. Perhaps they'll have to pay me some money then, or add me to a list of longer term unemployed that will be politically troublesome. In any case, I'm keen to be in work by then. And Viv is keen for that too.

TUESDAY

A new day dawns, a new month too. It's the start of National Novel Writing Month too. I'll need to produce around 2000 words every day if I'm to get it done successfully. But for now, it's LJ, followed by getting real life stuff done. That is all.

Current Music: Radio 4's Today programme

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From:suilven
Date:November 1st, 2005 09:41 am (UTC)
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Can you tell me more about this national Novel writing month?
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From:ringbark
Date:November 1st, 2005 09:44 am (UTC)
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Go to http://www.nanowrimo.org and all will be revealed. You write 50,000 words or more of your novel. The clock is ticking.
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From:takahe
Date:November 1st, 2005 10:39 am (UTC)
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Oh! Angela dani257 enters that some years.

I'm not entering my novel LOL!

And Hymn Number 6 Be Still is one of my favourite songs - we sang it at First Communion just last Sunday.
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From:vivh
Date:November 1st, 2005 10:49 am (UTC)
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I like that song too, I think it's very peaceful. I like Number 9 too, I first heard it when Mum chose it for Dad's funeral, and for a while I couldn't hear it without crying, but it's a lovely song and its words really say it all.
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From:takahe
Date:November 1st, 2005 11:00 am (UTC)
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I don't know No9 but I still sniffle occasionally when we sing 'I am the Bread of Life' because it was at my best friend's mother's funeral a zillion years ago!! Well, I was a teenager, so yeah, a while ago. And it still moves me!

Is Ian really writing a novel?
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From:ringbark
Date:November 1st, 2005 11:04 am (UTC)
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With any luck, I will be. I also see that our friend kikiduck, whoever he/she/ie/whatever may be is also planning to write one. The rules are simple: you start from scratch, and anything you've already written is a no-no.
And there are a lot of songs that I can't sing without getting wet cheeks. You won't often catch me singing all the verses of "Do not be afraid", for example.
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From:ringbark
Date:November 1st, 2005 11:05 am (UTC)
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Too many typos. You know what I meant.
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From:suilven
Date:November 1st, 2005 11:35 am (UTC)
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Too many typos. You know what I meant.
Typos? Afriad thta concetp is unknonw ot me.

I like Make me a channel of your peace and Do not be afraid. Yeah. That is a good one for sure.
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From:vivh
Date:November 1st, 2005 11:05 am (UTC)
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Apparently so!
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From:takahe
Date:November 1st, 2005 10:40 am (UTC)
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Hey, Suil, Angela does that one!!
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