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Monday, 7 July 2008

Katie is in the General Synod House - (f) 7July2008


Katie has been keeping notes on her Facebook page - which are receiving acclaim.



With her permission, I add her General Synod House Diary Room comments, in my best Geordie accent:



[and updated 8July2008 with her latest posts...]



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Day 1 in the GS House -



& this house mate is usin her mobile to connect wiv the outside world via Facebook! We hav been given our next task - to discuss Women Bishops and play nicely. We r not allowed 2discuss evictin anybody... Either way, rumours abound of some housemates plannin on jumpin over the fence... Kt is stayin in the Diary Room 4safety ;-0



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Day 2 in the GS House -



The housemates spent the mornin in the chamber discussin Women Bishops... Some housemates r threatenin 2leave the GS house unless they r allocated their own room in the house and the right 2restrict entry...



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Day 3 in the GS House -



Most of the housemates have been in the lounge discussing legislation, auditors, and the importance of tourism in the life of the national and local church.



Two of the housemates have been in the luxury bedroom (drapes, candelabras and a copy of Debrets on every bed). They have been discussing the possibility of their eviction...



Four housemates have been in the kitchen, discussing the possibility that there might be a lock fitted on the inside of the luxury bedroom door...



Big Father is watching with interest, and is hoping the housemates are ready for the task set for tomorrow...



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Day 4 in the GS House -



...and the housemates are part way through deciding the future of the house (stopping for food before continuing...).



The debate so far - By majority votes, they will not allow an extension on the side of the house with a connecting door; they will not allow a parallel house in the garden; and they will not insist that only the tall people may use the higher cupboards where the food is kept but transfer down some of the food for dinner each day...



Most of the housemates are in the dining room where the atmosphere is generally lively...



some of the housemates have gone into the garden and are sat staring into the pool forlornly, as they now feel like climbing over the wall, and can barely stand the sounds of happy conversation from the dining room...



others of the housemates are scattered around the site, (one is currently in the diary room) knowing that although this is the right direction, it is still painful....



the living room is currently empty, and awaits the return of the housemates for the remainder of the debate...



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Day 4 in the GS House - 2.15pm



all of the housemates are in the living room.



the majority of the housemates suggest that all of them had a right to be in charge of the others, and that they would write the rules of the household in chalk on the blackboard...



some of the housemates feel that only those who had been part of the household since the start could fully understand the workings of the house and therefore have the necessary qualifications to be in charge...



other housemates are concerned that the rules could just be rubbed out and re-written by anybody, and could they not be written in permanent marker on the walls 10ft above the floor, making them more tamper proof...



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Day 4 - 10.15pm



after nearly 8 hours in the living room (and 1 hour scattered for dinner) the house mates have voted 3:1 for the original suggestion...



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Day 5 in the GS House -



and all of the housemates have gone home, leaving behind an empty living room and some evidence of tear-stained tissues, party hats and streamers stuffed under the coffee table, and tumbleweed behind the sofa...





(on behalf of Katie GS110...) Alastair Cutting, GS101

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