Advent, recession and a new toy

Today’s December 1st and for the first time in my life I have no advent calendar. But I’m going to get over it and remember that actually, I don’t need little windows to help me remember the season. I probably should do something else to prepare for Christmas, but so far I’ve not thought of anything.

Over the last week, tallskinnykiwi has been exploring some ideas relating to how church ministries can cope with the recession. Today, he’s brought together some of the themes that have been discussed on his blog. One in particular resonated with me:

Move in together. Intentional Community is a wonderful way
for a small community [of] young people to mature together. Its ridiculous that we all need big empty houses for one or two people. Fill up those empty bedrooms. Maximize what you already have, or think about downsizing. And no . . . I am not suggesting you move in with your girlfriend.’

I’ve mentioned once or twice that I’ve got a couple of issues with my flat at the moment. There’s an idea brewing that relates to this quote, which I’ll hopefully be able to share before Christmas. And I’ll say it again, London life would be so much easier (in some ways) if I had a man to live with…(!)

New Toy:
In the space of a month I’ve gone from having an out of the ark, decrepit piece of junk as a work computer to a machine that is probably is the most sophisticated in the building. My lovely (though not purple) laptop is just a tad confusing, what with Office 2007…nevermind. Now I’ve just got to decide where to take it for its first outing.

Oh and of course I didn’t manage to not blog today! I didn’t especially want to – but you know, sometimes the creative juices just can’t be stopped…ahem.

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