Yesterday Mrs Impey and I took a group of children to the Christmas service at the cathedral where we enjoyed reflecting on the idea of how important our homes are at this special time of the year. The Bishop spoken of his own favourite aspects, including a train set in the loft and pizza and films on a Friday night with his family. Others shared the importance of familiarity, friendship, love, belonging, family and a place to be ourselves. Our bible readings helped us to remember that Jesus was not born at home and like many others this Christmas, experienced the difficulties and challenges of becoming a refugee. Our prayers were for those not as lucky as us, but also reflected our thankfulness for all the things that we ourselves were grateful for.
We were also fortunate enough to also have to me to find out more about Richard 3rd and to take time to learn about the Leicestershire regiment as well as enjoy our packed lunches in the Grand Hall.
It was certainly a worthwhile trip.