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Greenbelt

I said i would say more about GB, so here it is, more stuff. The greatest gift GB gives is the train of thought it inevitably kicks of, though my train often forgets to stop at the stations labelled 'reality' and 'practicality'. As a festival GB does inspire creativity - even if it is a case of disagreeing with people, or not understanding. Last year my involvement with Between the Lines made me actually think about whether or not i wanted to get on with this writing business or just keep it a hobby. I may have thought about it, but it still remains very much a part time thing. Since last year, though, i have continued with my column for eChurch Active, have done a few reviews for eChurch and a couple of other organisations, i have seriously got down to thinking about my creative life and what things i do which can inspire and continue that, and i have done a lot more reading - a huge amount more - which i have enjoyed very much indeed, thank you very much. This y

At the heart of Greenbelt

Had to add another link to piccy of the wonderful yellow and red stripey tent.... http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/gbphotos/displayimage.php?pos=-1084 greenbelt2005

A Bloggers Prayer

One of the things that Greenbelt has begun exploring is this whole blogging malarkey, there were session in between the lines and as part of the wider programme. One of the interesting things which i have read about since coming back from the festival was that Andrew Jones has worked on a 'spirituality of blogging', part of which is a prayer for bloggers. All a bit deep for me at this particular time as my sleep patterns start to readjust to full on family and work life (staying up til 3.30am and getting up again at 8 not recommended with two kids, a wife and six parishes to consider). Anyway, i will devote more brain time to the subject when feeling a little more together, until then you can read the prayer by clicking the post name above or going to http://jonnybaker.blogs.com/jonnybaker/worship_tricks/wt38.html Andrew Jones has a blog at http://tallskinnykiwi.typepad.com/tallskinnykiwi/ well worth looking at, even if you don't buy in to quite the same perspective.

IQ

Was going to print the latest online test - mentioned in previous post - that told me i was a genius but i can't figure out how to correct the html that is missing from the cut and paste ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha so much for an ego boost ;-)

GB05

Another year at Greenbelt - and i am shattered! A great festival, more people than we've had for some years, huge variety and diversity of humanity who come and take part/watch/drink tea in the vicintiy of a huge variety and diversity of events, seminars, music, cabaret, dance, art, stalls, literature, panel discussions, worship, prayer. The list goes on. After 18 (or perhaps 19, my maths is bad despite my genius IQ - tried another IQ test which i will post on this blog just because it does my ego a huge amount of good, despite the fact there is no substance to such a test). Anyway, after a nearly 20 year attendance at Greenbelt - consecutive, mind you, none of this year off namby pamby nonsense - i realised i have a somewhat more mature view of what goes on than I did previously. By this i mean i can pick and reflect and choose and dismiss and consider and enthuse and whatever in a way i couldn't over previous years. It means that i felt more duriing Greenbelt this year and

It's not a scam!

Joined up to the free ipods thing, where advertisers get you sign up for a trial offer and you can then refer others who sign up etc etc. If you get five others to sign up you get a free ipod - so i thought i'd have a go..... It doesn't involve any buying, just a trial with, say a DVD rental company that you have to cancel after a few weeks. It is legit - all a desperate act on the part of advertisers, capitalised on by a company which does genuinely give away ipods if you get five others to sign up. Don't take my word for it, see what the BBC had to say http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/3683524.stm So, if you have a mo - try it. I'm always up for getting freebies wherever possible, who isn't? http://www.freeiPods.com/?r=21415755