After a brief period of blogging for a few months under false pretences (I was a curate’s wife at the time) the name of this blog truly reflects my full time occupation. My husband is the vicar of a multi-cultural inner-city parish in the West Midlands and we have now been serving in this part of the world for almost 9 years.
We live with our three children, the Queen and the Joker, who are at secondary school, and their younger brother, the Engineer, still in our church primary school, an arthritic cat with a mutant tail, a goldfish, a gentleman of the road who sleeps under our hedge when not in prison, and a couple of lodgers/Vicar’s Apprentices called King and The Shropshire Lad who will be coming to live in our alternately chilly/overheated attic at the end of August 2014, a weed filled garden, finger marks on every wall, dust on every surface, too much laundry and vital small plastic parts from toys all over the house.
Before becoming a full time mum I was a chartered mechanical engineer working in the water industry, mainly designing water and sewage treatment plants for the developing world. This background has not been totally inappropriate for my current role.
I have recently written a book, much to my surprise. ‘The Ministry of a Messy House‘ was published by IVP in October 2013. Even though it’s a Christian book, it is quite funny (I hope) and has pictures and everything.
I hate housework and love talking and baking. Welcome to our Vicarage.