this week is hectic to say the least... madly busy spinning various plates. in the midst of it i was pleased i managed to get up for a first visit to blah...nottingham yesterday. they had ray simpson as a guest speaker. he is the guardian of the communtiy of st hilda and st aidan. this is a dispersed celtic community which i find fascinating i must admit and i think some of the new monastic communities have lots to learn from guys like this who are a bit further down the road. they are running a summer school at durham on new monasticism - i'll put more info on here when i find it. tom, the guy who is co-ordinating the blah... there is part of the team at the malt cross, a pub in the city centre which is run by christians. it is a wonderful space - i remember years back when it was run as the potters house. they even have leffe on tap - i am easily pleased i know!