Kick start some creativity…

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My mate Andy Prosser has spent years writing songs, playing music and home recording. He has finally decided to put together an album in a professional studio!

He is funding this through Kick Starter, a crowd funding website. Check it out here – you can listen to some of the demos of his music too.

More importantly, you can donate to the project, pass the link on to others, blog it, Facebook it, twitter it etc etc.

Go on, he is worth it. Andy is a talented bloke who has put in the hard miles as both a musician and a man to allow these songs to be formed in him. We need people of creativity like Andy more now than ever.

My mate Andy has too much time on his hands!

Find him some DIY to do Clare- quick- or at very least some dishes…

Otherwise he will post yet more embarrassing video clips of me on YouTube.

This (I think) was taken clandestinely during one of our ‘wilderness retreat’ trips. Dancing is not usually encouraged, but I must have come over all 1970’s.

I am looking forward to spring though- Christmas day is past, and the uphill climb through the hard soil of winter can begin…

Andy’s images…

My old friend Andy Prosser has a new venture going at present- marketing photographs and images for commercial use.

If you are looking for photographs, or textured backgrounds, check out his account here– good value, high quality stuff. Some of them taken during a recent wilderness retreat.

Andy does youth and community work with Fusion and this is one of the things that will support some of the great things they do- so give it a try!

A weekend with old friends…

We have just had a lovely weekend with our friends Andy and Clare, along with their kids Sam and Hannah.  The sun shone, and it was great to spend time with them all, and for them to meet some of our friends up here too.

We have known them for a long time- I reckon I have known Andy half of my life, and Clare not much less. We have been around each other through lots of changes and challenges. We attended the same church in England, and Andy and I played music and led worship. We also spent a lot of time in the mountains together.

Life sends you in different directions. We moved to Scotland, but Andy has taken the radical step of stepping outside the rat race (he was an IT consultant/project manager) and working for a Christian charity called Fusion.

In fact, if you are interested in how church might better connect with the community that surrounds its crumbling walls- then I recommend you check out some of the things that they are doing. In fact, Andy would love to hear from you if you want to know more- he has responsibility for developing contacts in the North of the UK- and Scotland.

Some photos (note that Clare managed to avoid the lens- she is good at that)-