The weekend that was: Friday night was Brigades’ night.  Amicus did a treasure hunt, which at the time of planning sounded a great idea.  When it came to Friday I was quite worried, having slipped over myself earlier in the week and possibly fractured my scaphoid I wasn’t too keen for any others to be injured.  I was completely wrong, the weather was warm enough that there was no ice, and Stephen had planned a great night out – big thanks Stephen.aladdin

Saturday was spent doing more house paperwork and then the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade trip to the pantomine at Tunbridge Wells.  We took over the theatre with well over 100 youngsters and various family members having a great night out.  Lots of booing, cheering, and “It’s behind you” – always fun.

Sunday was a busy day, speaking at both our 11-14s in the morning, and our 14-18s in the evening as well as popping in on the 11-14s in the evening.  TBC youthwork finished it’s series on Christmas: Walking in the footsteps of … (that Jon and I wrote this autumn).  This material really seems to have clicked with them – I think for some of the young people they have really begun to understand the realness of the original Christmas.

On my to-do list this week: Speaking a lot this week and the tbcYouth Leaders Social on Thursday and the young people’s Christmas Party on Friday, look at how we develop our 11-14s in the evening to have more sustainable leadership.

Procrastinating about: I need to finish the second half of the vision documents for our youth leadership team – I’ve not really been procrastinating about them, they just seem to be less urgent.

Book I’m in the midst of: Re-reading/flicking through a lot of the leadership books on my shelves at the moment.

Music that I’ve been working along to: King’s College Carols are on full blast!

How I’m feeling about this week: Very busy, and a need to get planning.

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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