I am now part way through my 17th year in my parish and with that have just begun my second sabbatical, a privilege I know. I occasionally wonder what my garage Forman would have responded with if I asked for a sabbatical to gather my thoughts and feeling and beliefs? Well yes I probably do know the response. But I am grateful to all who will have made this possible a time of privileged reflection and exploration. To draw my last sabbatical to a close I went to Skye where I spent a week on my own no tv and no radio as far as i can remember and there I cooked my first Sunday lunch. During this next period of time I wonder what I will learn and experience?