Another year has gone by and Greenbelt, again, as always, was awesome! I love the festival, it's usually the most relaxing weekend of the year, because there are no pressures, not required activities, just interesting and fun things to do. This was my 6th year, which I can hardly believe, and every year I come away, wishing that I could do it over again. Well, wishing I could have a shower and sleep in my own bed for a night before doing it all over again.
Dave and I had managed to convince a few of our university friends to join us and I do believe that they, too, had a fabulous time! :-) I think a couple of them thought they'd got rid of us forever, but we've since made plans to sleep on their floor next time we're up at Keele, so no luck of that- Sorry!
So, favourite Greenbelt memories from this year include 'discovering' Edwina Hayes, a singer/songwriter from the UK with a stunning voice that I can't get enough of. She is the one who sings 'Feels like home' at the end of the film 'Lovely Bones', and, if you know that song, I hope you'll agree that it's just purely beautiful.
In addition to her music, I also really enjoyed the affirming talk that Rob Bell gave from main stage. His message - Be you, if you've only got a little to give, give it all, because it is everything. I happened to go to a few talks that have given me some inspiration of how I can make my mark on the world for God. I always aim high, in the hopes that one day I'll make it, so watch this space:-)
Thank you Greenbelt for the memories, and see you again next year, perhaps after persuading more and more people to join us!
Has anyone else been to a festival this year?
Which one? and What were your best bits?
p.s. my back ground image is one Dave took at Greenbelt a few years ago, it's of balloons we all let off at the communion service to send our prayers heavenward.
Held ourselves a little house warming party the weekend before last- I personally have far to much fun making decorations and preparing food for parties, but I enjoyed having something productive to do with my time.
Thank you to everyone who came and made our home feel like home. Now you've been and know where we are, you got no excuse not to visit again.
Have you had any parties over the summer?
What is your favourite thing about getting ready to party?
And, what makes home feel so homely to you?
Dave was back from his training course- only one week left, yippee!- and on Friday night we went to the cinema to see the Cpt. America film, which I enjoyed, controversial!
Then we had a lazy Saturday morning in, went to see my mum to pick up yet more boxes from her garage, had a bbq with David's parents for tea and then to a party at our friend Tom's, where we got to see and hang out with friends:-) Emma, from uni came too, and stayed over, being the second person to ever sleep in our new home.
Sunday was another lazy morning, we missed church, so went for a walk and home for pot-roast Sunday dinner, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and a group, afternoon nap.
Dave and Em had to leave to return to Warwick University ready for the last week of training and I watched the West Wing.
I love hanging out with people I love, it always ends in loads of fun.