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Monday, 24 August 2009

Under Grace...

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At the age of 70 the sculptor William E. deGarthe set about 'releasing' the figures contained in this massive block of granite (~100 feet wide) in his back yard in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. He named it the 'Fisherman's Monument' and reading from Right to Left (click to enlarge so you can check the detail) the piece is in three joined sections. The first section represents WORK, all about the fishermen and depicts them all working together. The second, middle part he called BOUNTY showing the riches of the sea and the final area is dominated by the angel figure, GRACE, the 'guardian angel watching over a fisherman and his family'.

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Timing!

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ROFL!

Friday, 21 August 2009

Barnes Beats Bolt!

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This comes from one of our lovely customers, the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre, and an incredible challenge an ultra noble fundraiser has set himself. Go Simon!

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Fresh Icepressions...

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... and looking the other way, on the left is the Ice Cream Hut (yes, that's me at the front of the line-up ordering a Caramel Cowmotion!), in the middle is the Café and on the right hand side is the entrance to the church itself... so glad they don't call it the 'Christian Ice Cream Hut' along with a 'Christian Café'!

One of the most exciting parts for me, as well as the taste of my selection, is that the surrounding community has labelled it 'The Ice Cream Church' rather than some obscure title coming from inside the church community... but when you see the sign (previous post) then there is still some thinking that needs redeeming and forgiving ;-)

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Wednesday, 19 August 2009

The Ice Cream Church!

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A brilliant place near Halifax in Nova Scotia. Not at all comfortable with the naff Christianese jargon wording on the sign but the ice cream was yummy! This place is known throughout the area as 'The Ice Cream Church' and folk come from miles away and queue up (sorry, line up) to sample the delights. The Avodah bit is a café with chowder and coffee where diners are encouraged to hang around and chill. When I asked why the big sign was branded differently from 'The Ice Cream Church' there was a stunned silence followed by 'I don't know'. The good thing is because of the impact of this hip and happening place in the neighbourhood it does encourage new folk through the door of the church. Love it!
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Thursday, 13 August 2009

Come all this way....

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... and who should be holidaying just 3 miles away? Great to meet up with Nick Page and family, he of the excellent book 'And Now Let's Move into a Time of Nonsense', good to have a chat and a beer together!
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Sunday, 9 August 2009

Losing my religion....

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Go away for a couple of weeks and all sorts of things happen. Seems this is just like any other man decided Covenant, potentially exclusive and divisive. Bravo for all the sense talked in blogs here and here not forgetting Rector Sam's blog here.
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Saturday, 1 August 2009

Thursday looked good!

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History was made today, the first time it has rained at the East Mersea Fete - Barbeque Summer?
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