Thanks to Al Cutting (of General Synod blog fame) for this picture of a cartoonist grinning inanely. This is a highly illegal picture – photos may not be taken from the press gallery, and grinning inanely is frowned upon.
Things to note in picture: Small laptop with enough battery life for a day’s Church Times Blog updating, sheet of paper with cartoon ideas, and yellow sheet (at a jaunty angle) telling me what the debate is about. Oh, and the bath plug chain lanyard. Also the bishop not facing the front. Things you can’t see: Illegal cup of coffee, illegal chocolate chip cookie imported from the press room, stain on clothing from trying to eat chocolate chip cookie without being noted by the officials.
Whilst I’m here, a General Synod cartoon of mine is now on the Guardian’s Comment is Free site. It is my one from the Church Times this time two years ago.