The trees in the rectory garden need chopping. We've been here ten years, and nothing has ever been done to manage them, apart from one that died which was then chopped down by our friend and fellow Porcupine Tree fan, Allan J. We now have two more dead trees and an overgrown driveway at the side of the house, two enormous (but beautiful) rhododendron bushes in the front garden that need trimmed, plus two trees that block out the light at the back. Timberrrrrrr!
Writing of trees (tenuous link), after my ruthless and long-overdue tidy up of the study in the summer, why do Christian organisations* insist on:
1. Forming a conspiracy to turn my tidy study into a mess again by sending huge amounts of snail mail to me, which either stack up or get put immediately in my shiny new Ikea bin (currently full)?
2. Being responsible for felling the equivalent of a large part of the Amazon rain forest?
Churches are really bad for this- I know we put out a lot of paper, but we do try to communicate as much as we can by electronic means. Ms GadgetVicar is a recycling evangelist, as is Christine the church cleaner.
On the subject of paperwork- I must get my tax return done this weekend. Realistically though, I'm preaching twice on Sunday (John 19 in the morning and Psalms 42/43 in the evening), so I might have to procrastinate on that (again).
*Note to anyone in a Christian organisation who reads this- send everything to me by email- it's more likely to get read!