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    On Relay: Study

    One of the highlights (I think) of the Relay year is the study programme. Relay workers are expected to spend eight hours a week on study. Four hours are spent on the…

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    On Durham Freshers’ Getaway

    This week I’m hanging out in Herefordshire, or possibly Gloucestershire, or possibly another southerny-midlandy shire, with some of Durham CU. Every year in the week before Freshers’ Week, the CU run a…

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    On Relay: Life-on-life

    New term, new series. A glimpse into the life of my lovely Relay workers. Relay – for those amongst you who don’t know – is ten month discipleship and training year for…

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    On #hype

    Next week is Forum – the annual UCCF conference for student leaders – and one of the seminars I’ll be leading is all about publicity: helping the students to think about the…

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    On Relay starters.

    6 years ago I’d just moved to Glasgow, and I was about to start Relay. I wasn’t sure I really wanted to do it, and I can’t really say I was looking…

  • Food, Work

    On outdoor breakfasts.

    During the first week of September I will be camping in a Shropshire field with several hundred students, some brand new Relay workers, and a number of lovely colleagues. One of the…

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    On the last day.

    End of year team days happened today. Emotional goodbyes, and many tears, and a final team picture. Next team day Paul, and the current 8 Relays will be gone, and Gina, and…

  • Food, Work

    On a gradually improving day

    Those of you who follow me on Twitter (and if you don’t, you really should), will know that my day didn’t start out very well. I made myself a packed lunch for…

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    On Jo’burg memories: cafe life

    When I first moved to Jo’burg I lived with a lovely family in the northern suburbs (a place called Linden). Eventually I moved closer to town (Richmond), a place that was a…