les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

We're back into the routine of term-time ministry

English classes, Bible studies, etc., interspersed with preaching, church events, etc.

We have found a way to do the advanced English group - we meet up in a café beforehand - there's one just nearby - and chat there in English, the idea being to trawl for grammatical points, expressions, turns of phrase to clarify during the more formal time. Then to the room, evict the starters and intermediates and get on with the Idiom moment (led by Flipe), the Idiot moment (joke of the week, shared by Abraham) and the anything else. This week we did a VERY SWIFT comparison of the article on the New York mafia clean-up from the Sun and the Telegraph. Why does one say "sick as a dog" ? Don't ask for reasons 'cos there are no reasons, what reasons do you need ?

Last night - Big Band. We played through a piece I had never seen before and I don't mind if I never see it again ! It's one of these pieces written for US High School Jazz Bands by a composer who was beaten up by kids at school and see this as his way of getting revenge. I found two renditions on Youtube but they are of such heart-stopping awfulness that I could not bear to post them on the blogue. We're gearing up for the 20th anniversary in March with a huge Gala evening.

This morning works at the church (travo) tomorrow helping with music in the morning and preaching in the evening. Kids have Kidz Klub, Pat baby-sitting for Kidz Klub Leederz. And it's FREEZING here ! (I tell you, unless that sun is Very Bright Indeed it'll be very cold in church tomorrow !

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