Now I'm in the era of digital photos it is harder than ever to keep these seven year segments brief!
So photos and brief comments will have to do for this segment.
Northland Holiday - what a beautiful part of our country. We were blessed with equally beautiful weather!
I took up Nordic Walking for exercise. It was well worth participating in a series of eight classes to get the correct technique.
After ten years in our house it was in need of some maintenance on the fascia and soffits (new vocabulary to learn!).
My work in spiritual direction and supervision continued. Ministry opportunities in Anglican training courses and SGM programmes were also a regular part of life in these years.
I enjoyed a newly established book club with people from our church. We read a book each month and met to discuss it. In November we choose books for the following year. It was a great time of in-depth discussion on books I might never have come across otherwise. I've always been an avid reader and this group also developed closer relationships with the other group members. It was my version of a nourishing "home group"!
The first retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault was also a very richly nourishing experience. This first retreat was based on her first book on Centering Prayer. Since then I have benefitted from all Cynthia's books and several more retreats.
Then another wonderful holiday with my friend of many years - Marg Schrader. We enjoyed a week on The Sunshine Coast of Queensland.