Thursday, May 25, 2017

Remembering Joe with love

Father God,
Thank you for Joe Stark. A lovely, gentle and kind man whom we shall all miss.
We remember him as a wonderful father and grandfather and the most devoted husband Mary could ever have imagined. They were indeed the perfect partnership and had a strong, loving marriage that might have been the envy of many.

You blessed Joe with skilful hands and a creative talent that led him through his worklife then into retirement when you'd find Joe in his workshed making props for church, beautiful birdtables and really anything that Mary needed to make her church activities more realistic!

Joe is holding his camera in this photo. So many of the walkers' photos on the blogsite were taken by Joe. How we shall miss his friendship. Chatting to him as we walked revealed how well travelled Joe was and was always interested in others' travels. And he had an amazing general knowledge!

Father, you have called our friend home to his eternal home and we know you will hold his soul in  the palm of your hand for all time.

We offer our prayer, as alway, in Jesus' name. Amen

Monday, May 08, 2017


Milnathort – 7th May 2017

Once more we were blessed with a dry day as we set of for our walk in Milnathort.   We parked at the Stirling Road car park where our walk commenced.   Up Westerloan and into Manse Lane  we then turned into Ba Hill along to Orwell Church built in I729.   Up steep road and on through to Linden Park Road.   Turning down Old Perth Road and entering Back Loan, we came across cottages with very old lintels.   However, one knowledgeable local advised that they were not original but had been moved to the cottages.   Turning back into Westerloan, we passed the Town Hall with it’s clock steeple which was completed in 1885.   Turning left we walked along the main road, crossing to walk down Burleigh Road, passing lovely house gardens until we came to Burleigh Castle dating from the 15th Century.   This required a little “investigation” and another helpful local kindly took a group photograph so all 14 walkers were included!   Crossing the road carefully we took the path to the dismantled railway turning right to follow the path through to Old Mart Road and back into Milnathort.    Heaven Scent was our destination for the obligatory tea, coffee and goodies and sitting in the courtyard in the sunshine we weren’t disappointed.   Finishing with our walker’s prayer ended yet another enjoyable afternoon.