Monday, August 27, 2012

Sorry for the self-serving blog post

I was talking to my friend Elaine last night about how my blogging slowdown (she admits to a similar malaise), but here's a quick post about some other stuff I've been doing.

Firstly, the current When Saturday Comes has a season preview including a small bit by me about how Shrewsbury Town might fare this year. It's a big ask, as they've gone up a league. But I went to their first game of the season - an away trip to Bramall Lane in Sheffield - and they played quite well against Sheffield United who are widely touted to be champions this year. I'll try and report more on that soon.

When Saturday Comes is available at various newsagents / supermarkets, or online.

I've also preached twice at Glenwood Church this month on the parables of the Good Samaritan and the Sower. If you're interested in hearing the talks they are available on the Glenwood website, although the Sower was only yesterday so it might not be live yet.

I'd welcome comments - please do leave them here.

Sorry for the self-serving blog post. But better something than nothing, eh?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Turns out I'm really going to miss the Olympics

I must admit I was a bit of a grouch about the Olympics in the run up. All the hype was getting to me. But somehow I have become transfixed by it all. From the opening ceremony, which had so many brilliant moments in, through to watching Olympic football matches in our local world-class stadium, through to night after night watching highlights of success in sports I didn't even know existed.

For me, this may be my favourite photo from London 2012. Mo Farah and Usain Bolt saluting each other as only true sporting legends can.

Real life beckons and I am really going to miss the excitement, the novelty and the all-round cheerfulness of the Olympics. Sigh.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Thomas the Tank Engine gets off his face

I saw this from the window of a train on a tourist steam railway. I really don't know how parents would explain this to their kids.