Thursday, March 30, 2006

I got you babe

Not a lot going on here, except that the baby arrived safe and well.

For anyone who doesn't know already, midwives are wonderful. If I didn't have a job already, then I think the whole experience would have persuaded me that I wanted to become a midwife. Well, maybe - a male midwife isn't quite the thing is it, it would be a bit weird. Ah well, I do have a job, so it's back to computers. It has to be said that by comparison, giving birth to software feels a bit flat.

Friday, March 03, 2006


Well, February is over, and I amazed myself by writing no less than 16 songs for FAWM. If you're interested, have a look at the link in the previous post, but beware, the quality is ... variable, to say the least!

But the point is, I didn't think I'd get close to 14 songs written in 28 days, whereas in fact I exceeded that number. So I feel great right now! It's great to challenge yourself from time to time, and to take on something different and impossible-looking.

On that theme, over the last few months I've I've taken up the challenge of organizing a group to revamp the evening service at our church. For someone like me who is incapable of organizing inebriation in a brewery (I tried when I was at uni, only two other people turned up) this is an equally impossible task. Yet I figure if I can write two (dreadful) novels and write 16 (poor) songs in a month, what do I have to be afraid of?

So I've got a group together (miracle) and we've managed to agree on some quite radical changes (miracle). All this in my spare time while I'm waiting for baby number two to arrive. It was due on Feb 28th but there's no action yet.