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Tags: Greenbelt, church

Date: 04 September 2006 23:20:23

Sorry for the lack of blogging recently - I've been holding together (with the help of many people, especially the artful lodger) our church's annual Holiday Bible Club, after the youth and children's worker managed to do her neck in very very badly. The week went quite swimmingly well really, considering this big set-back, and it was great that the church pulled together in such a way that we all know we can, but so rarely do.

In the middle of all this was, of course, Greenbelt - being a bit stressed about everything, I didn't get really into 'Greenbelt mode' until about 11am on Monday - not entirely helpful, as we left the site at about 6:30 that evening, but better than not managing to relax into the festivities for the whole weekend.

People that made me laugh - Jude Simpson, The Ukuleles, Gerald Ambulance, Pete Ryder at Late Night Twist, Martyn Joseph singing 'Dolphins Make Me Cry' to the tune of 'Is This the Way to Amarillo' at the comedy quiz, Rhys bending his glasses out of shape on a bouncy castle, t&e and FW losing their tent poles, and many many other little things people said and did

People that made me think - John Bell, the Fair Trade panel discussion, Doug Gay, Jonny Baker, and again, there were a lot of great conversations through the weekend that have sowed seeds in my brain that will germinate into proper thoughts later.

Top point of the weekend was a piece of fair trade chocolate brownie, straight from the oven, and with a small square of chocolate inserted into its centre. Lowest point - probably the shower queue.

Can't wait 'till next year.