Saturday, February 26, 2011

Middle Aged Ramblings

So i've turned 40 now and decided to try and move with the times a little. I got the hang of Twitter quite quickly (as all of my church will testify), and fancied a new challenge. Will anybody read these? Don't know, and to be fair, it doesn't really matter. It's always going to be ramblings of a middle aged punk rocker (albeit toned down) with a bit of Christianity and a bit of footy thrown in. Something for everyone or nothing for anyone!
If you feel the need to give me some constructive criticism feel free. Or just kick me when I'm down. Charlton do it most weeks!
So this week I've had a new tattoo. I went into Horley town centre to see my good friend Chic, owner of the towns finest, and only, tattoo parlour. I had wanted 'saved by grace' written on my arm for such a long time and although he looked a little surprised to start with, he did oblige and also added scripture reference 'Ephesians 2:8' as well. Topped off with a cross emblazoned with the name Jesus and I'm over the moon. I'll be going back there, as a bit of filling in is required to link together the pictures. I have 20 odd years worth of artwork on my arms and want to end up with sleeves eventually.
I do kind off resent the fact everyone has gotten on the tattoo bandwagon, it really was a decent way of rebelling when i was younger. It only used to be bikers, sailors and convicts. Nowadays every Tom Dick and Harry has one. But that may be a rant for another day.
I guess you're already getting the idea that I'd be well suited to that grumpy old men TV programme!

Heidi, my very talented wife, is however not at all grumpy. Just too bloomin' clever!

She along with the other creative members of our church have done an art exhibition at the gallery in Crawley's County Mall shopping centre, Ginger Moo. The topic for the artwork is extravagance. So Heidi bless her, went off to London 'hobo hunting', her words, looking for homeless to feed and then photograph. And what she came up with is, and obviously I'm biased, stunning. Taking her inspiration from such names as Banksy, she has produced some great stencil and acrylic work. I know all her family have been along to the gallery as well as the church. I'm hoping also it drew many others as there was a lot of great stuff in there. Many thanks must also go to a certain local newspaper, (can i name them on here if I'm going to slate them?). I emailed them to inform them of this expo, and as you can imagine, they failed to reply!

And so to my beloved Charlton Athletic. Or maybe not today. Last nights result is still hard to digest. I cant comment as i haven't even seen highlights yet but from what our Charlton community on Twitter are saying, well........................

Ok so that's attempt number one. I guess I'll soon see how exciting my life is by the frequency of these blogs. An exciting morning of children's ministry lies ahead of me tomorrow. People say you need a medal for teaching Sunday school but i love it. We're all on the same wavelength!

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