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07:46 am: Saturday night
After we got home and had lunch, it was time for Betty to come and visit. While she was there, Viv spent most of the time cutting up leaflets for the Won World weekend that we will be handing out at the services today.
We dropped them off at Steve B's house for the daughter church and then went on to do some food shopping for today, when my cousin Alison is coming round for her birthday lunch. Not long after that, it was time to head off to Poulton Lancelyn for Steve James and friends live in concert.
There didn't seem to be a great deal of support from our own church people, which seemed a great shame, but a great many from Holy Trinity were there, so much so that the hall was pretty much full. Steve was obviously quite nervous when he started off, with Voices in the Desert, but by the end of the second piece, Lead me to the Light, he seemed to be in good shape. Then he was joined by the band, which included the legendary Norman Barratt, the driving force of the Barratt Band. It's about twenty-five years since I saw him play live, and he's certainly not as young as he was, but the guitar playing is still magnificent. He was there for Steve and the rest of the band, as they played songs old and new, most of the latest album Home Tonight and an impromptu instrumental jam. What a night! The only problem was that by the time we got home I wouldn't have been able to write a review.
A couple of kahlua-and-milks before bed, and a huge glass of water at about 4 o'clock, but I think we're in reasonable shape for this morning. And even if we're not, there's nothing we can do about it. This morning, Steve told us, after doing it himself last night, we will hear "Conquering Fear: The story of David and Goliath".

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