Our beloved assistant Rector Andi Taylor, at St. Boniface Church, Siesta Key, FL. is on the cusp of her well earned sabbatical leave,
That sabbatical will take her (amongst other places) to Lee Abbey, a wonderful retreat Guest House in Devonshire, England
And to the Holy Island of Iona (off the west coast of Scotland)
And to Ireland where she will meet up with her husband and their two sons.
Whilst in England she will stay with the former Director of Music at St. B's, Neil Page, and his wife Sue, at their home in Exeter.
Andi will also stay with my brother Martyn and his wife Wendy in Bristol. (Andi and her family have twice met Martyn, on the occasions of his visits to me in SRQ.) (Wendy Povey will be meeting Andi Taylor for the first time, since she (Wendy) has not been able to travel by air to these United States).
We bade "au revoir" to Andi this morning.
Here are two photo's of Andi from today's 10:00 a m. Eucharist.
In this one she is responding to a Standing Ovation from the Congregation (yes we love her!), after our Senior Warden had presented her a lovely bouquet of red roses.
And here is a glorious candid of Andi which I took just before the service: