Sunday, 29 October 2017

Dark Horse

This advert has become an 'earworm' for me recently. I find Hannah Grace's cover of Fatboy Slim's original song is frequently buzzing round in my head.
I have to say that when I see the advert on TV, my first reaction to the sight of the lovely black horse galloping across Britain is "Perhaps the horse is looking for a branch of the bank which is still open". This advert first aired in April 2017, and since then, Lloyds have closed 100 branches. My commiserations to those of you living in 
Bakewell, Baldock, Blackfield Southampton, Bordon, Bourton-on-the-Water, Brewood, Broadstairs, Broadway, Carterton, Clay Cross, Clifton Village Bristol, Colmore Row Birmingham, Corsham, Derby Road Ipswich, Droylsden, Garstang, Gonville Place Cambridge, Grayshott, Hawkhurst, Haxby Road York, Heckington, High Wycombe Business Centre, Langley, Lichfield Road Stafford, London Law Courts, Longridge, Lymm, Manchester University, Marton-in-Cleveland, Mere, Montpellier Cheltenham, Mosley Street Manchester, New Ash Gree, Nottingham Old Market Square, Pewsey, Pontypridd Treforest Ind Est, Portland, Settle, Southampton Row, Stokenchurch, Sturminster Newton, Tenterden, Tetbury, Three Bridges Crawley, Tidworth, Topsham, Tyldesley, Wadhurst, Wendover, West Dulwich, Wincanton Wirksworth, Wood Lane End Hemel Hempstead, and Yatton.
[It is not just Lloyds - the Ferndown Natwest and HSBC have recently closed too] 
But that is a bit cynical of me.
My second reaction is to listen to the words
"We've come a long, long way together, through the hard times and the good. I have to celebrate you, baby. I have to praise you like I should"
I have been a Christian an awful long time now. I have been through hard times, and good times - and Jesus has always been with me. 
Do I really celebrate that fact? and do I praise Him like I should?
Or am I a 'dark horse' - sometimes keeping quiet about the most important part of my life?
I hope not...


  1. We seem to be loosing all our banks and building society's here too. It's not to bad for us as hubby is very good at doing it all online and it's actually quite convienient to check accounts whenever the thought occurs, but I know a few older people who struggle as they prefer a counter service. I fear the high street is almost over x

  2. I don't think you are a dark horse. Your Christianity is a living truth, and it helps a lot of people connect or reconnect with what's important.


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