The weekend that was: Friday was busy with some new youngsters coming to our 11-14s groups, but a nice quiet session with the 14-18s, one of the lads did a great devotion on the theme of love – always great to have young people getting up and leading.

Saturday we spent most of the day in Croydon, meal out at lunch-time to celebrate Nicky’s 21st birthday and then onto Mike and Elise’s engagement party.  We made it back in time for me to see some of the FA Cup highlights.

Sunday was up early to make fizzy jelly.  Church in the morning was good, a chance to sit in the service, good preach on the topic of work.  Spent some time at home clearing boxes – we’re hoping to finish this next week.  Back into church in the afternoon to set up for our two socials: the 11-14s had bouncy boxing and the Wii, our 14-18s had a retro games night which Clare organised brilliantly with Nintendo 64, Sega Megadrive, and the Atari along with classic board games, fussball and air-hockey.  14-18s had real low attendance due to a party which was a bit frustrating.

On my task list this week: I’ve two days to get a lot done at work (including finishing a fair-trade day for a local school; policies;  filing and more).  Then got a few days off to get house sorted – really exciting to have our own place again.

Procrastinating about: Organising this fair-trade day for 150 13-14 year olds – it’s not quite gelled as I’d hoped and is proving hard work now.

Book I’m in the midst of: Finished Don’t step on the rope! this last weekend, now onto The Year of Living Biblically.

Music that I’ve been working along to: Keane’s old album – Hopes and Fears – loving the old classics.

How I’m feeling about this week: There’s a lot to do – but I’m sure I’m man enough!

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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