the future's purple!
This rather jolly campaigning card arrived with a letter from "Priests for Women Bishops", announcing their merger with WATCH. It cheered up my Thursday somewhat...things are a bit stressed here, with too many irons in too many fires and a definite lack of focus on the part of the Curate, who really wants to stop work and join TW and LCM in preparing for Greenbelt.
As always, the prospect of the Festival makes my heart sing, and the thought of so many wonderful people already on site is almost enough to make me abandon the parish and rush up there instantly. If you read this, and are travelling tomorrow, though, I fear that a burst water main has close the main A40 into Cheltenham and there are assorted other road works in town...so you find the last leg of your journey a bit fraught. Leave your details in the comments if you want to meet up and I don't have your mobile already...
If you're elsewhere, and can spare a prayer for the Festival, for good weather, good encounters and the wild and glorious mixture that makes up the programme, that would be very kind. I'll report back later.