God's Geek

Reflections and random thoughts of a geeky youth worker in North London...

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Summer Hols

At last! A decent chance to blog and reflect... the summer hols have been fairly busy so far, mainly because last week was spent re-decorating 2 of the rooms at church. A team of young people and me were directed by a very patient man called John, as we transformed the 'Amy Grant Room' into a multi purpose, practical and chilled out room with a youth focus (!) and an under used room that isn't really used for anything into a prayer room. We have now done most of the painting and the laminate flooring will follow soon. We need to sort out the cushions and various other 'features' but tonight I saw for the first time the new TV/DVD player with speakers that will act as a CD player as well. The person who bought it for me knows loads of techy stuff but I commented that it sounds good and, more importantly, the speakers will match the room! Technophobe, moi?

Anyway, they are going to look good and be very well used, which is much more important! Roll on September when they are due to be completed...

But before that, there are various other fun things happening. We are off to Merseyfest (http://www.merseyfest.com) in a week and a half, which should be great fun. It is a week full of worship, teaching, community projects and lots of lovely warm showers every morning... perhaps. Then me and Neil have got some time off ending with Greenbelt http://www.greenbelt.org.uk! I have never been before and I am really looking forward to it. When I have spoken to some people about Soul Survivor they have responded that they are more Greenbelt people... and vice versa... whereas I hope to enjoy them all! Now that is post modern! I am hoping to bump into lots of people at both events and am pretty sure I will bump into Paul at Merseyfest (http://paulwindo.blogspot.com) and hopefully I will see Ben and Helen at Greenbelt (http://www.benaskew.blogspot.com/ and http://helenaskew.blogspot.com/)

Summer reading looks good as well - I finally bought Practising Passion by Kenda Creasey Dean today, which I have been meaning to buy for ages. I also bought Colossians remixed which also looks really interesting. I have discovered that charity shops sell very recent books dirt cheap and will probably dip into Adrian Mole:the Cappucino Years although I don't know if it is any good. I have got a Dan Brown book lying around but he tends to annoy me so I am not sure if I'll read it.

With Parliament (saw them last week - disappointing), Coldplay, Damien Rice, Gorillaz, Andy Flanagan and the Killers on the stereo (not all at once), August is looking good.


Blogger Paul Windo said...

Yey! Got a mention! Glad you managed to update your blog... been a regular visitor but wanted to know more than just about your waterslide! See you at Merseyfest


2:11 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

yeah! lets meet up at GB. Great idea amanda.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Sooz said...

Amanda, do you ever stop??? Sounds like you are extremely busy!!! Weshould catch up at some stage when the august rush is over!

2:33 PM  

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