I am moving house today. Actually I have been doing so for quite a number of weeks, but today is the day I pick up the final 5p pieces from the bedroom floor and clean the sinks. Not that I haven’t been keeping the sinks clean all along.
In case anyone wants to get in touch with me this address will continue to forward to my new one for a number of months:
PO BOX 2124
This address is fine for business-related post or personal mail. I will announce a new PO box address and send out my new contact details after my wedding and subsequent vacation if that is ok with everyone. Have I mentioned I’m getting married on Saturday?
Posted by Dave at 8:07 am on July 31, 2006 and filed under Sundry posts.
You can find a larger version of this cartoon here along with information about republishing it in your own church publication or elsewhere.
This one may or may not be in the book which I am still hoping might be coming out in time for the Greenbelt festival. But the honest truth is that I don’t know whether it will. As soon as I have more information about this you will be among the first to know.
Apologies for the lack of new CartoonChurch.com material recently. It’s been a bit of a stressful time as I keep on telling you (Oooh, he does go on), but come September there will be plenty more time for me to do things like post more new cartoons for subscribers and lots of other jobs that have not been done. I am aware, for instance, that I am way way behind on lots of admin tasks. If you are waiting for some sort of piece of paper from me then I would really appreciate your patience and mercy. Thank you.
I now have only one campervanload of bobs to ferry tomorrow from Rayleigh to my new home in Essex town X (I’ll have to tell you the name of the town sooner or later, but for now it is remaining mysteriously shrouded). There were bits and bobs but the bits have now all been moved.
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Posted by Dave at 9:56 pm on July 30, 2006 and filed under Anglican goings-on, Cartoons, Church, New CartoonChurch cartoons.
I have things to give away. This is a computer which I no longer have room for. It is a Power Macintosh 7500/100 loaded with Mac OS 8.6 and copies of (let’s do this as a list):
- Quarkexpress 3.32
- Adobe Illustrator 6.0
- Photoshop 4.0
The screen is A 20 inch (I think) ProNitron 20 600. It isn’t a flatscreen so it is quite large and heavy. The programmes are the absolute top of the range for anyone working in design… but they are out of date by a few years. But it might be useful for someone wanting to learn to use a Mac or some of these programmes which is the reason it is in my possession.
If you want it you or someone you know would need to come and pick it up from Essex – the house in Rayleigh where it is is 30 minutes from the M25. I’d be oh so happy if someone wanted it and could come and get it in the next few days, but otherwise we could negotiate collection in September if I can find somewhere to store it which I may or may not be able to do. Let me know if you are at all interested.
I’d like to point out that the bottles of correction fluid seen in the photograph are not included in this offer. The telephone and the small red bucket are up for negotiation.
If anyone would like any of my other possessions let me know in the comments and we can take things from there.
Posted by Dave at 9:41 am on July 29, 2006 and filed under Cartooning, Sundry posts.
I had 29 responses to my post on the Vicar’s study back in June. I used lots of your suggestions as I did the drawing that same week. Well, the cartoon you helped produce is in this week’s Church Times. It is a bit small so you may have to buy the paper or wait for the book or wait for me to post it here in the blog to see it properly.
A big thank you to everyone who helped me with this and the other cartoons back in June.
Posted by Dave at 9:59 pm on July 28, 2006 and filed under Cartooning.
I’m hoping that no-one has noticed that I’ve gradually drifted away from cartoons and am just posting photographs of wildlife and traffic instead. Today’s is the latter, and is meant to signify the fact that Maddie_C have been hither and thither over various parts of the south east of England over the last few days doing wedding tasks among other things. Things have not been going entirely straightforwardly – see Maddie_C’s post for one of the reasons.
Once again, to the people who have been in touch asking for information, work to be done and radio interviews (yes, really), I will attempt to give you the replies you deserve within the next week, but I’m afraid there are some things that just aren’t going to get done. Sorry about that.
Posted by Dave at 10:39 am on July 28, 2006 and filed under Mundane.
We are going from A to B to meet C and D and then to E and F where we will talk to G and H. Arrangements are being sorted out and things are being decided.
In the meantime an old cartoon is being posted to make it look as if I am here in my office posting cartoons, when in fact I am meeting C, D, G and H as previously mentioned.
Posted by Dave at 10:39 am on July 26, 2006 and filed under Cartoons.
I think this small fox lives under my shed. Under my shed is, I think, a sort of a starter home for small foxes eager to move out of their parents’ residences. It is affordable but perhaps not that convenient for some of the amenities that small foxes might be interested in.
I see this small fox in the garden chasing grasshoppers and chewing long bits of grass and other things that cats do. Maddie_C asked me whether it is actually a cat as it seems to do the things that a cat likes to do.
I replied that I was fairly sure that it is a fox.
Posted by Dave at 10:28 am on July 25, 2006 and filed under Essex Life, Mundane.
Steve Tomkins wrote this description in Third Way when I did a review for the magazine a number of months ago.
I have not beeen described in such terms before or since.
Posted by Dave at 10:52 am on July 24, 2006 and filed under Sundry posts.
[Click on the picture to see it in a bigger and therefore better way]
These days when asked I describe my occupation as ‘Looking for cardboard boxes, packing things in cardboard boxes, moving cardboard boxes, unpacking things from cardboard boxes and other cardboard box-related duties”.
I am now only about three years behind on my personal and e-mail correspondence. Those who wrote to me during July 2003 might just discover that this is their lucky month. This is a roundabout way of apologising for the fact that I have not replied to some e-mails.
Yesterday I went to Eastbourne to meet up with my best man so that we could do a little bit of clothes shopping. That’s what men do these days. That and talk about circular saws and other woodworking paraphernalia. The wedding is now getting really quite close. I have not posted many details on the blog as you will have noticed, mainly owning to the fact that my fiancee aims to keep her offline identity a secret whilst my occupation means that it is in my interest to broadcast my identity far and wide. But lets just say that the number of fingers needed to count the weeks is similar to the number one might use to eat one or more potato crisps. Depending of course upon the manner in which one eats ones potato crisps.
Posted by Dave at 7:11 pm on July 23, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Essex Life.
Posted by Dave at 8:00 am on July 22, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Environment.
I am waiting for the opportunity to have lunch to arrive. In the meantime, various things I’ve read on blogs of a vaguely Christian persuasion over the last few days:
- Tractorgirl is coming around (in this post) to the view that the best blogs are not the “more oft read, better written ones”. She cites “Fineline’s journey into a new community and particularly into finding and experiencing a new church” as one such example. Interesting points. I think, by the way, that Tractorgirl’s wiblog is one of our very good and yet largely undiscovered Wiblogs, of which we have a number. Um… I love them all of course…
- Both Maggi Dawn and Ruth Gledhill have picked up on the Mad Priest’s blog today. His latest scheme is to invite nominations to be female bishops based upon their looks. Oooh, he’s a cheeky rascal that Mad Priest.
- Simon Says… says that the word ‘postmodern’ is one that Christians should stop using. I am in agreement with this. I’m going to start a book of things I’m in agreement with and put this in it.
- On a more serious note, Gerard Kelly’s tribute to the great writer and perfomer Rob Lacey. I know, I’m months behind on this, but I only found it the other day.
Posted by Dave at 1:35 pm on July 21, 2006 and filed under Blogging, Links: bloggers.
Above: My campervan being towed to the garage yesterday by the very kind men from Grange Service Station in Rayleigh. It is having a new starter motor fitted (again) and by some miracle has passed the MOT only needing new wiper blades (again).
It is looking likely that we will therefore have it for Greenbelt, as there is not really sufficient time to do the cosmetic bodywork required to sell it before the wedding even if I was to want to do so. It is likely that I will want to sell it in the longer term for the simple reason that I have nowhere to store it. The parking space at Maddie_C’s house unfortunately has a height restriction, the curse of high-top campervan owners everywhere.
Posted by Dave at 9:38 am on July 21, 2006 and filed under Campervans, Essex Life.