Monthly Archives: November 2010

“A shining example of the art of the possible”

With all the economic gloom and doom about it’s good to hear that one person is upbeat about the economy, and that person is the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. Yesterday in Parliament Osborne gave a characteristically optimistic spin … Continue reading

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…and we shall have snow

At last the long awaited snow that has afflicted the north and east of the country has arrived in the capital, much to the joy of the members of the household, or at least those who don’t have to go … Continue reading

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Magic Mic

I thought I was going to have a peaceful evening catching up with some reading on the net, but I was wrong. Suddenly I heard the unmistakable sound of cheesy electronic music coming from our living room TV. It seems … Continue reading

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The north wind doth blow…

It’s Monday, it’s cold and there’s a tube strike. For all three reasons I have no news of interest to report. That’s not to say I did nothing all day; in fact I went to Notting Hill and back by … Continue reading

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On the Kings Road

Sabbatical is an opportunity to experience worship in churches outside the Islington and Camden Circuit and I’ll be reflecting on these in the blog. This morning we returned to Mary Ann’s roots by visiting Chelsea Methodist Church. This was the … Continue reading

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Seek the welfare of the city – day two

OK, let’s get the trivia over with first. The journey on the Piccadilly Line was horrendous both ways. Managed to get the first tube home but had to stand crushed in a corner the whole way. Far worse than when … Continue reading

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Ode to Joy

Day 2 of the Urban Theology conference and here we are in St Paul’s Hammersmith, otherwise known as that-big-church-next-to-the-Hammersmith-flyover. Day started well; greeted by the strains of ‘Ode to Joy’ playing over the PA at Caledonian Road tube station. However … Continue reading

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