Chinnor Community Church, High Street, Chinnor, OX39 4DH

Coffee Pot – November dispatches

Chinnor CC Coffee Pot was a real stinker

Forty eight questions in forty-five minutes, what on earth did Barbara M. have in store for us? Well, we soon found out. There were twenty-four questions to lull us into a false sense of security and then came out the little jars. Twenty-four little jars of various substances, some of which were really obnoxious and others that seemed to have a high alcoholic content in them. Who was sniffing around the little pot that contained the Brandy? I think it must have been an expert. Some of the sniffers had colds, others wished they had colds and others were brilliant at sniffing. The little pot containing bread crumbs turned out to be garlic, and the little pot actually containing garlic was actually ‘eau de Cologne’. The Rose Hip Syrup was Calpol. Pot eleven contained Camphor. This started some members to sing something about ‘rubbing camphorated oil’ all over the place. Not one of our recent top twenty hits that’s for sure. Barbara’s first little pot contained Blue Stuff. Was it Reckets Blue? No. Was it blue paint? No. Was it BluStick glue? No, it turned out to be blue toothpaste with no red and white stripes. Other choices from the little pots included gorgonzola or stilton, marmite and peanut butter.

The second quiz was called ‘Twins’. Covering stuff like Jelly and …..; Strawberries and …..; Oxford and ……; Eeyore … and ….? Thistles! What! Thanks Barbara, we look forward to next time. Viv A. reminded us of how an eagle teaches its young how to fly. Even though the young eagle has to let go of the nest then the parent eagle catches its young until it can fly on its own. God will shield us and care for us, because we are the apple of his eye, Like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions* so God will care for us.
Deuteronomy 32:10-11

*Pinions = a bird’s wing, especially the tip of the wing where the stiff flight feathers are found, containing the carpus, metacarpus, and phalanx bones, so there.

Eeyore is generally characterized as pessimistic, gloomy, depressed, anhedonic, and is an old and grey donkey. Thanks A. A. Milne.

Peter Brown

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