Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Wednesday - bloody day

Good thing I carry band-aids in my travel pouch.

Good thing I don't live in the 1600s when heads were being hacked off at the Tower.

Good thing thoughts don't kill.

3 comments:

Aimee's Mom said...

Joyce! your blog fans need more details! who was hurt? Are you four still eating in crypts? When is Aimee going to post something? What murderous thoughts dost ye have?

Joyce White said...

I will do my best to provide details here =)

1. We are no longer eating in crypts - although it seems like a very common past-time in the UK. We started eating in Crypts when Chrissy planned our Monday, with the help of Rick Steve's excellent UK guide. St. Martin's in the Fields was the church we went to for our first cryptic lunch, and St. Paul's was the second. Good, affordable food.

2. Aimee finally managed to post after working her tail end off preparing for the World Gathering. And she and the committee have done pulled it off!!! Some of you may know other members on the committee: Sheila Hoyer and Aidan McCartney (sp?) are two.

3. Traveling with people can be a learning experience or a frustrating experience, and for me it is usually both, plus a blessing. On Tuesday night, the 16th our group got together and debriefed our traveling time. Several helpful things and a good time of encouraging sharing came out of that!

During the trip we found that it was helpful to learn how people responded when things didn't turn out how they expected. Also, making decisions as a group was a study (power, grace, generocity). I found that when someone's "bad" decision continued to impact my day, it was very easy to let that become the focus of my day. I of course, never made any bad decisions. =)

Traveling with each other has been very good!

Joyce White said...

I will do my best to provide details here =)

1. We are no longer eating in crypts - although it seems like a very common past-time in the UK. We started eating in Crypts when Chrissy planned our Monday, with the help of Rick Steve's excellent UK guide. St. Martin's in the Fields was the church we went to for our first cryptic lunch, and St. Paul's was the second. Good, affordable food.

2. Aimee finally managed to post after working her tail end off preparing for the World Gathering. And she and the committee have done pulled it off!!! Some of you may know other members on the committee: Sheila Hoyer and Aidan McCartney (sp?) are two.

3. Traveling with people can be a learning experience or a frustrating experience, and for me it is usually both, plus a blessing. On Tuesday night, the 16th our group got together and debriefed our traveling time. Several helpful things and a good time of encouraging sharing came out of that!

During the trip we found that it was helpful to learn how people responded when things didn't turn out how they expected. Also, making decisions as a group was a study (power, grace, generocity). I found that when someone's "bad" decision continued to impact my day, it was very easy to let that become the focus of my day. I of course, never made any bad decisions. =)

Traveling with each other has been very good!