Well, Wimbo and Wembo have come and gone. Some may say thank goodness; others like tennis and football – or one or the other. You can’t please all the people all the time. Doesn’t the saying go “You can please some of the people all the time, and all the people some of the time but you can’t please all the people all the time”?

Ha, that applies not only to pleasing, but also to fooling. Maybe like me you get fed up with trying to please and conned by being fooled. Older age and growing wisdom tend to aid sorting the wheat from the chaff. There again, wisdom doesn’t always come with age …

What am I trying to say?

Good question. Perhaps like me you envisaged how the football would end and the vitriolic comments that would follow. There’s always another day, another Wimbledon and next year the World Cup. 

Every week I produce a video here at The Olive Grove Retreat in Calasparra, Murcia and put it on Facebook. I’m still working on YouTube, but hopefully will work it out before too long. Our Retreat is a small, friendly and welcoming place set in olive groves where people can come to find peace and quiet. The videos are short informal Worship Services, made with my wife and a couple of guys from Ireland and Anglesey who are part of the team at the Retreat. We meet on Zoom and record our videos which reach a lot of people. I feel this is a whole new ministry for our time; not expecting folk to come to our chapel, but reaching out to them in their own home.

You can view our videos by looking at: Olive Grove Retreat, Calasparra on the Internet and clicking News in the menu. If you email me I can send you the link. 

‘Bye for now and God bless

Rev Andrew


Tel 634 386 179