We welcomed Hana & Will back by getting them into the countryside – a nostalgia trip for me after 30 years away at Lindisfarne in the upper Pareora River area…
This quote caught my eye… “There is no perfect church, and if you find one, don’t join it because you’ll ruin it.”
The article my friend Bruce put me onto is here… http://www.shaneblackshear.com/5-ways-to-be-unsatisfied-with-your-church/
I have just started a competition at our church at St Stephen’s – to name the royal baby – chocolate prizes for those who get it right! I have kick-started with my sure-pick winner… Mervyn – His Royal Highness Prince Merv. I am onto something, I am sure. While there are no online contribution prizes for all my friends out there, why not pitch in with your suggestions and I will keep a poll. Go Merv!
Anne and I enjoyed a lovely evening with Hana & Will and Sam & Ash listening to Wellington band The Phoenix Foundation live at the Bedford in Christchurch on Friday night. We had seen them once before some years back when they opened for Split Enz but we are relatively new to their music. The concert was more spacy-sonic stuff than what I expected and some of it was a bit less than riveting but the musicianship was fantastic and there were some particularly splendid moments – Buffalo and for me Morning Riff off the new Fandango album. The new album is well worth a listen to – some catchy tunes and some experimental stuff.
It was great having Malcolm playing at our breakfast Gathering on Sunday morning. We had a full hall with many people joining alongside the usual group. Malcolm was witty, thoughtful, and moving and he played and sang well. Awesome!
There was even a rainbow to greet the concert-goers!