10:40 PM GMT
Evening you lovely beings -
So, I intend to explain the reason behind my last post (the one about how God has provided in big big ways), but, being one to try and make things interesting, I am going to ask for a set of criteria that I must fulfill within said post. :)
So, for the post I need you kind and fun folks to give me:
- A word limit (be sensible - I can’t explain the events fully with a limit of 15 words!)
- 5 random words of your choosing that I have to incorporate somehow into my writing (one word per person!)
- 3 colours (1 per person)
- A song title
- and 2 things you think are true about me
First answers received for each requirement will be counted!
Hooray for Friday night creative input. :)
9:14 PM GMT
My day in Wales.
If you saw my early morning post, you’ll know that I spent today in Wales.
We went as part of a ‘recon’ mission as it were; you see, we’re taking our Youth away for 5 days over summer, and we wanted to check the place out, as well as the surrounding area!
My day got off to an eventful start. Having not been to bed at all (I spent the entire night Skyping with a very precious person), I was picked up just after 7am, and was treated to a McDonalds breakfast - Double Sausage & Egg McMuffin meal with a coffee. Standard.
I slept a small amount of the way there, and wrote poetry (which I may share…?) for the other part!
The site we’re staying at is awesome; A 168-acre farm site (partially still functioning) with all the buildings, save a few, converted for public use. There’s a whole host of facilities to keep our folks entertained, right out in the countryside away from the drone of the city streets.
My favourite aspect was this open-air amphitheatre space tucked away in one of the woodland areas - it has mains power sockets, so one evening we might film a worship set…like an outdoor version of the Bethel Loft Sessions, with a lower average age. :D
After seeing what the site had to offer, we headed to Barry Island, famed for being a location featured in the popular UK TV comedy ‘Gavin & Stacy’. I was never a fan of the show itself but I’ll tell you this much; Royal Cafe do superb food! Pie, chips & gravy, cheap as you like, and cooked to perfection….mmmmmmm-mm.
Lastly, before heading home, we stopped at a Heritage Site, with a museum dedicated to the history of Welsh culture. It even has an area preserved and set out like a typical old-school village, with houses, General Supply Store, Post Office, a mill, and church to name a few.
We thought it would be fun to pretend we were hosting various shows as we went around, much to the other visitors amusement. :)
Our best spoof was of Location, Location, Location; a show where people who are tired of their habitat up sticks and move, with the help of the presenters who provide 4 possible options for the change. It was rather humourous walking around the interior of a thatched cottage, talking about it as though we had every intention of moving in….oh, the looks we got; especially when I looked up and said it would be ‘like living inside a giant picnic basket’!
We made time to visit the church building, and I stepped up into the pulpit and started preaching about how God loved the village - that cracked a few smiles…a few random folks even stopped to listen, unsure as to whether I was a part of the immersive experience, haha…
I bought some tasty Sour Apple Cube sweets too - they’re om-nom to the nth degree.
Having ruined an otherwise peaceful experience for those around us, we set off for home, and I slept the best part of the way back! Someone bought me a Creme Egg at a service station, but I’m so hot (by which I mean warm) that it melted in my hands, so I woke up to find myself holding a squidgy (but still wrapped) mess…the thought was kind, though.
I’m really looking forward to the holiday at the end of July, our Youth will enjoy it, and it just reminds me of what a wonderfully rewarding calling it is to be working with the upcoming leaders of the church!
God is GREAT! :D
…Now I just sit here in wait, writing a playscript for the Childrens Easter Celebration, and waiting for a certain someone to get back from the cinema because I’d very much like to Skype with them again, haha. :)
Hope your weekends are all good! :)
5:00 PM GMT
The weekend is here!
A daytrip to Wales
time with God
and late nights.
This is what my weekend will comprise of.
11:09 PM GMT
So, it seems I have a deep tissue bruise…
Well that’s kinda fun.
8:11 PM GMT
so, playing pool against Dan has become a regular occurrence and we’ve vowed to keep an ongoing tally!
i’m currently ahead 11 games to his not-so-double-figures-zero.
Pool Shark much? haha. :)
2:53 PM GMT
Ask me a random question….interesting quizzes make boring Saturdays fun. :)
5:43 PM GMT
Guitar Club 101
No no, i’m not advertising some online course where i’ll claim you’ve won a FREE scholarship and the chance to meet single persons from ‘your area’ (if your area happens to be Area 51), all for being the 1,983,927,450th visitor to fill out a survey on the theory that sweetcorn is taking over the world, then kicking a football into a goal net guarded by a cartoon keeper with Miley Cyrus’ head.
Yeah, i’ve seen just about every stupid type of banner or pop-up going on t’interweb.
No, this entry instead marks the first day back teaching Guitar Club after school!
A chance to teach fresh minds about learning a new instrument,
and most importantly ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.
(at this point stagedive from nearest tall object.)
With performances last year including ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘The Final Countdown’, we’ve got a pretty high benchmark to reach for…good job they’re up for it. :D
Not so keen on some suggestions of covers such as; Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Alexandra Burke or JLS…even compared to one lads suggestion of learning Mariachi music!
…seriously excited for this year though, raising my own little troop of rock troubadores…
and having an assistant in the form of the lovely Miss Ellis is a bonus!
- especially as she brings me cake and coffee at the end. omnom. :)
Now; where did i put my poncho?