Hanneke Marshall

On my nightstand you will find …    I’m currently reading and nearing the end of Lynda la Plante’s ‘Wrongful Death’.

A podcast I am listening to is …    I tend to catch up on the Radio 4 News Quiz whilst tidying the house.

A book that has changed my life (other than the Bible) is …   Surprised by Hope by Tom Wright helped me piece a lot of theological thoughts and spiritual intuitions together.

A TV show I binge watch …   During the winter lockdown it was Line of Duty. I’m a big fan of the Great British Sewing Bee, but it’s sadly now finished again.

I only follow friends and colleagues on Facebook and Instagram. I don’t like Twitter and don’t need reasons to get more worked up over stuff! I do read the BBC News website along with three other papers online.

Music that lifts my mood is­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­…   I don’t have ‘go to’ music for mood lifting, but if I’m very stressed or busy in my head, I like to put on Einaudi piano music. I find it soothing and calming.

One thing I have learned about myself during the past couple of weeks is…   I am starting to feel more energised and normal again after a post Easter (and pandemic!) slump. I think I’m a’ good enough’ mum who has been able to encourage and let go during the assessment period for Nat5.

Scott Shackleton

On my nightstand you will find …  two books, ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ & ‘Olive, Mabel & Me’.

A podcast I am listening to is … ‘The Bible Project’ & ‘Exploring My Strange Bible’

A book that has changed my life (other than the Bible) is ‘Letters & Papers from Prison’ by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A TV show I binge watch ‘Vikings’

I follow golf on Sky TV because I love golf!

Music that lifts my mood is­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ John Barrie’s ‘Dances with Wolves’ theme and his other compositions as well as Biffy Clyro

One thing I have learned about myself during the past couple of weeks is being in the Royal Navy for nearly 30 years has institutionalised me. Being in the Church of Scotland since birth has institutionalised me 😊 and that is ok!

Jo Love

On my nightstand you will find …

A mugful of pens, my journal, and Robin Jenkins’ “The Changeling”.

A podcast I am listening to is

Pádraig Ó Tuama “Poetry Unbound”.

A book that has changed my life (other than the Bible) is

Oh so many books change my life little by little, maybe some more dramatically feel that way at time of first reading, but here are two very significant ones for me in recent reading: Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Big Magic: creative living beyond fear”, a stunning and unconventional take on the creative process; and Frank Ostaseski’s “The Five Invitations: discovering what death can teach us about living fully”, a deeply helpful companion in a time of grieving.

A TV show I binge watch

Truly, none. I don’t have a tv and seldom do much tv viewing on laptop. Nearest thing to binges would be TED Talks.

I follow — on—

I follow nobody on anything because I am joyfully holding out on my Instagram-free, Twitter-free, app-free existence. And I have the delight of an art room in my home…

Music that lifts my mood is­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Tracy Chapman.

One thing I have learned about myself over the last few weeks is

With much more virtual activity on the go, I need all the more to keep my bodysoul alive with a deliberate focus on physicality – rain, mud, muscle exertion, hands-on art, breathing…

David Clarkson

On my nightstand you will find …

A watch charger, a phone charger and an alarm clock.

A podcast I am listening to is

I haven’t got into podcasts yet but it’s on my to do list.

A book that has changed my life (other than the Bible) is

Whatever I’m reading at the time! Currently working through ‘Growing Young’ (Griffen, Mulder and Powell) because we’re working through the process and learning how to encourage, involve and empower young people in the congregation.

A TV show I binge watch

Long way up, the Blacklist, Bosch.

I follow — on—

I follow “the Far Side” on Facebook because I love the slightly weird, sometimes dark, humour.

Music that lifts my mood is­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Modern worship music, Dire Straits, Queen or Rend Collective.

One thing I have learned about myself over the last few weeks is

That I love to trim and pull out branches of overgrown bushes in the garden – it’s much more satisfying than weeding!   So far I’ve found quarter of a patio, 5 footballs, 13 tennis balls and a golf club.

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