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 over 7 years.
We have three children, the Queen, who is at secondary school, and her younger brothers, the Joker and the Engineer, a cat with a mutant tail, a goldfish, a rodent, and a couple of lodgers/Vicar’s Apprentices called BytheSea and Red who live in our recently spruced up attic, 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.