- hi, how are you? - cold, other than that ok thank you.
- what are you drinking? - nothing at the moment. I've had a couple of teas this afternoon, and that's my limit.
- we haven't heard from you for a while. What have you been up to? - well, there's a lot on here at the moment, and I've not had much time to think.
- great, what sort of thing are you working on at the moment? - well, unsurprisingly, I have quite a few Carol Services to finish.
- any other projects in the pipeline? - there's a sticky toffee pudding in the bread machine and I've been reading a book about Greco-Roman culture in Asia Minor in the first Century. I am also working on an extended Facebook comments thing in which I hope to include a quote from every John Lennon song I can remember.
- and long term, what can we expect in 2011? - as a friend of mine used to say "if things don't change they'll stay as they are".
- cool, what's on the iPod? - quite a bit of Kraftwerk and Toy Story 3.
- Howard Jameson, blogger and all round good guy, thanks for your time. - pleasure.
So I took a couple of seconds breather from the BBQ as I cooked 100 hot dogs and decided to capture the flavour of the Fete with a quick 360 degree video. Listen very carefully and you'll hear a lady walk into a classic "Dad joke".
These moments are so rare. Treasure them while you can.
I love stories of my Mum's Church. Sometimes I think there is only her in the congregation and everybody else is on the stage in the leadership team. She was telling us of her Church's Passover meal, and the lady doing the catering wasn't sure if everybody would like lamb so she offered a chicken-based option...
I don't think I could have become a Christian if Jesus had been the Chicken of God, sacrificed for us.
(Inspired by the frequent pre-match reports in football I am daring myself to publish the following notice in the lead up to Christmas)
Concern is mounting over the availability from the Ministry Team for the traditional Christmas Home Derby. The injury list is causing some concern with the Vicar (took a funeral and so came into contact with a deceased person and so is ritually unclean) and NSM (doubt) probably out until the New Year. We will have to field a much younger and inexperienced side, therefore Christmas Communion will be taken by Sunday School.
Have been browsing Tomtom's turn-by-turn prat nav options for the iPhone. The one for WEstern Europe lists coverage as being...
Andorra Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Gibraltar United Kingdom Ireland Italy Liechtenstein Luxembourg Monaco Netherlands Norway Portugal San Marino Spain Sweden Switzerland Vatican City State (Holy See)
The Vatican City??!!??
Is it worth 'going over to Rome' to see what anybody would need need a sat nav for in the Vatican? (unless Dan Brown has something to tell us in his next offering).