Thursday, 24 May 2012

W.E.E. 1

Over the years, I have lurked, and latterly been a part of a wonderful, nourishing, and really rather fabulous online community of women [and friends of women] involved in ministry called revgalblogpals. Every year, for the last five now, the RevGals have organised an event known as B.E. [insert number of year here!] A Big Event, generally on a cruise ship, generally with a guest speaker/ facilitator: a mix of study trip, fun, community, building up of friendships.  Alas, I have never been to one - they look fantastic - but there is a growing contingent of women based in Scotland....  Knowing several Scottish-based RevGals might be at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland this year, a small plan formed in my mind: why not try to organise a wee event... indeed, why not have W.E.E. 1?  Wee Event Ecosse 1, to be precise.  And so, sending out a call via the RevGal facebook page, we began to get ourselves organised.
Loved how one of our American RevGals came up with the restaurant we decided upon....
We Scottish-based RevGals and pals of RevGals duly convened at the Mussel Inn last night, for food, merriment, and more wine than is suggested by the pic above.  What followed was a gentle, funny, and really lovely evening meeting friends old and new, the having of some good blethers, laughter, shared stories - some good, some bad, one downright ugly - and overall just a super sense of mutual support and solidarity [if that is not too cheesy!].
Who knows... we may even organise ourselves and have another!!
W.E.E. 2 anyone?

2 comments:

Sue said...

How lovely!!! Wish I could have been there....

Nik said...

High time you came on over for a visit, Sue!! :)