Well done England!

Wow, I think if we are all honest with ourselves very few people thought that the England rugby union team would make it through for the second time running to the World Cup Final. I thought they would get through the Group stage and then be knocked out in the quarter-finals. I was out at a dinner last night so I was not able to watch the game live but it was a very pleasant surprise when I was told they had beaten the hosts on their home soil. An England win double after the England football team had won in the afternoon a game which I had managed to watch on tv. Unfortunately, the England cricket team lost in Sri Lanka but of the three games it was the least important as England had already won the series but as Meatloaf sang “Two out of three ain’t bad”.
Bury Football Club however made it three wins out of three in the past week with their victory away at Notts County and it is a relief to see them well away from the relegation zone.

Yesterday morning I joined Councillor Bibby the Leader of Bury Council to meet with members of Bury’s Muslim community to look at how the new parking arrangements around the Mosque were working.

Today has been the harvest festival lunch at Church so despite a late return from dinner last night Sue and I were up at 6.30am ready for the 8am service at Church so I could spend the rest of the morning helping to prepare for the harvest lunch.