Britain from above

Andrew Marr investigates Britain from above (BBC1 Sunday) – a revelation – if in reality there is no new information, it is truly a revelation to see Britain in this way, it really does display the preference of the country, in its movements, daily struggle to get to places, the transport networks, infrastructure and information paths. Rather than looking at the ever increasing light trails that the program used to display our movements and those of the transport we use, including telephone and internet, I was more interested in the ‘blank’ patches and found myself wondering where these were, some obvious like Snowdon, or Aldermarston but others not so obvious. These blank patches represented a slower pace of life, a life which perhaps was more in tune with the land around it, rather than racing about around the country. The website dedicated to this program has quite a resource of information… Thankfully Holywell seems to be a little out of the ‘mad rush’ areas, I plan to move (when I get the chance) to an even less ‘mad rush’ area next, (and hopefully expand it!)

Itchy feet

No, not athletes foot…

We all went off to North Wales last week to see a possible place for a title parish. I had already visited the vicar to see if it would be possible, but this was a longer visit with time to reflect on the town.
A small place, much like Caernarfon, a market street, largely bypassed by the majority of people as the A55 streams past it carrying its cargo between the North West and North West Wales. People off to enjoy their weekend cottages on the Llyn no doubt!

The landlady at one of the local pubs said things were looking up for the town, new businesses moving in, more jobs. More money to Tesco! I declined that invitation to comment…

I have always been reluctant to be doing this, hence the title of the blog, but, now it seems that it is going to be a reality, I am quite looking forward to it. We are only at the beginning of the spring term at college, life begins tomorrow at 11am with the Methodist Covenant service. Mercifully I am in the organ loft!

I am really wondering how I am going to maintain the energy to continue with college when there is the prospect of a new challenge, the parish to get stuck into, projects to organise, new people to meet, a new house to furnish! And will it be the Reluctant Curate or not? Some things never change!