Today we're off to Spring Harvest, to the icy chill of Skegness, for a week of listening to stories and praying with people.
Being on the pastoral team at an event like this is a wonderful privilege as people entrust us with their struggles and joys, challenges and disappointmnts and we are able to walk with them for a while, offering pointers to where grace might be found in their circumstances.
We also work with a team with whom we have loads of fun. So we're looking forward to our week.
I'm taking Patti Smith's memoire, Just Kids, with me to read in the quiet moments as well as the manuscript of my book to start compiling a list of subjects and people that might go in the index.
For the journey, as well as listening to at least one Patti Smith album, we also have the soundtrack from Slumdog Millionaire, Lonelady's lovely, edgy Nerve Up, and Paloma Faith's still splendid Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful.
We'll be testing out the dongle. So I hope to be able to post from time-to-time through the week