Saturday, March 26, 2005

Good Friday

Yes I know its Saturday already, but I did have a good Friday yesterday despite the fact that Dad reckons I have damaged one of the muscles that surrounds my left lung. I am going to see a doctor.

So back to yeaterday. We did a really excellent meditation at church in the morning, then a walk of witness up the high street. We got abused hurled at us from some random bloke in town and then some of the procession, of about 500 people, nearly got run over by an ambulance (the procession crosses the entrance to an ambulance station, they weren't trying!).

We sat in Emmanuel Church at the top of the high street for another service before heading to the pub for lunch.

It was great to sit with about 20 people and eat dinner together, something we haven't done for a while.

Then I found out my aunt and her family were visting my nan, so we had tea with them, fish and chips. We talked about the tradition of eating fish on fridays, but couldn't find and answer, so any ideas?

All in all a good day and I've seen everyone in essex. It must be time to move on...


Chris said...

It's a Catholic thing... I'm not sure why though.

I'm glad you had a good day :o)

tasha said...

im glad you had a gd day, that sounds kool havin lunch with bout 20 ppl!
miss ya loads! the holy space went really really well, missed ya there
hope 2 c ya soon
x x x x x

gill said...

hiya karen xxx glad u had a nice day. sounds like u had a really good day and im pleased u got to see people u havent seen in a while. see u soon, take care :+) xxx

mareike said...

i started a search on your fish question on google... didn't really find anything interesting though. yea, Chris is right - it's a Catholic thing. apparently to do with fast and no meat and stuff. lots of different ideas about it... check it out for yourself if you have time.

something (maybe) interesting: at home in Germany we never ate fish on Good Friday. it always had to be potato salad and boiled eggs... the reason maybe because it's fast and easy...?