Saturday, January 29, 2005

Go to Cadbury world... is worth the money!! One of the few attractions in the Midlands where I have felt I have got my monies worth. Ok so its a lot of walking and they do cram the story of Cadbury into you, until it is coming out of your ears, but to get to go round the factory and eat liquid chocolate, that is the right temperature, is great. The only thing of the day was that I never realised how overpowering the smell of cooking chocolate could be. I felt sick at one point!! We found out how the most famous chocolate bars are made! I won't tell you, but believe me, the creme egg is the most amazing thing in the world - shame I have a (very) small phobia about eating them.

Amy's (who is in West Africa) Mum and Dad, Jane and Peter are awesome. Jane is the classic mother hen (she'd kill me if she knew I called her that though!) and Peter is cool! Definately in tune with everything and everyone! I was texting Henry and Jane picked up on how quiet I was. I don't know Jane too well but when she found out why she gave me a classic look of 'oh yeah?', so funny!

Aimie (housemate) has been told by her international physio that she cannot play rugby for a month, until she recovers properly, she's not allowed to even practice her throwing (she's hooker - number 2). So I've suggested a few things, but pray for her and the house as we go through her frustrations of not being able to play and train.

Friday, January 28, 2005

I'm going to CaburyLand tomorrow....

...'nuff sed!!
I've had an exhausting day, my cedit card hasn't enjoyed it either, but hey, I'm liking the punk rock idea Alex has for her birthday, it means I get to wear a pink tartan mini skirt!!

Thursday, January 27, 2005

And then there was one...

I know that I hate to get all soppy over a relationship, but this one means a lot to me. Henry has managed to encounter my housemate in their natural habitat! We were sitting in a classy bar (Montpellier for the Cheltenham readers amongst you) drinking our lives away a.k.a celebrating the end of exams and my housemates managed to get so drunk that they couldn't walk home. We had a good evening by my standards!! The best thing about the intire time Henry was in Cheltenham was listening to him laugh at Alex and Di's misfortune this afternoon, when they were paying for their horrendous mistake (they had a ten hour drinking session). I almost met Henry's Dad tonight, except he didn't get out if the car, so I didn't get to say hello. I'm a bit frightened now.
Anyway, I miss him, and although I'm seeing him in a week, the time without him will pass so slowly. Unfortunately time flies when you're having fun!
We're going on a birthday surprise trip on Saturday, taking one of the leaders out, but I dunno if he reads this so I'm not going to write anything. We are trying to be all mysterious about it, but hes having none of it!
Life is going to extremes at the moment. I've spent the last 4 days going from stressed, to sad, to indescribably happy, and then back down again. Tough life. Lectures start on Monday.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Am I the only one....

..who finds Eric Clapton moany? I'm watching the Tsunami Relief concert (spot the Band Aid idea - useful but soo stolen!) an Mr Clapton has just done a solo, yes he is cool, still but puh-leese quit it already! P.S. Jools rocks!
I went to a puppet ministry workshop today, which was one of the funniest things I've done in ages. Trying to get a puppet to 'talk' is hilaious, and I've found I'm much better equipped to be a 'puppet director', I'm not normally in the mod to tell people what to do - but I did really enjoy it!! I even got the son of the workshop leader in trouble!! I was shocked and delighted to find out that the most popular puppet is a bear called Henry. I had to text him and I almost brought one, only to be ribbed by a member of fusion for not doing so (and having a boyfriend called Henry)!!
Speaking of such things, all my convesations with him have been of the 'wish you were here' variety! Tuesday is only 3 days away.... :) Its going wel despite the odds are stacked against it!
Watching Rasputin now, I don't know whether I'll get it or not. I may well fall asleep. Oh what an exciting life I lead!

Saturday, January 22, 2005

What is going on....

I think I must be stressed. Life is having a series of mood swings at the moment (for serious want of a better phrase). I'm going from being really happy to hitting rock bottom in a matter of seconds. It might have something to do with the amount of macaroon biscuits I've had or it could be something to do with exam pressure (though there isn't any at the moment). It also could be to do with Henry texting me or the fact that something is winding Aimie up and she hasn't told me what it is (I think God did a litlle bit of divine intervention earlier, cos Orla walked in just as she was about to tell me.). Whatever it is it's got me in a weird mood, where i certainly don't want to revise, or watc the tv, or go to bed!
I've got to sleep because I've got puppet ministry tomorrow and if I have'nt had enough I will get grumpy at some of the fusion members who are going!

Friday, January 21, 2005

I'm sure God's having a laugh!

I had three hours of nothing today. I was getting paid for it though, £6.66 an hour. Is God having a laugh? I think he might just be chuckling. I don't know what is going on with that. My kids are so crap at remembering that they should be seeing me. I might change my text very soon to 'if you want to' or 'remember you are seeing me' rather than 'I'm seeing you'. I feel like its utterly pointless, but I'm getting paid, not the kids....

I'm missing CU the most at the moment. I'm missing the fellowship it brings and praying with other people. Cos I'm not a member of a cell i don't get to pray with others that often.
I'm also missing my boyfriend. Henry is so cool about the distance thing and I feel I'm bearly holding it together sometimes, I dunno why, I never done this kind of thing before so i don't know what normal is!
Revision for my last exam is going slowly. I have to find a way of knowing the most popular lines in 12 psalms by monday (with puppet ministry on saturday and fusion on sunday). Argh!

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

2 thirds of the way through, with surprising results...

For all your prayers and good luck messages, thankyou very much. My exam this morning was almost easy-peasie, we shall see if the person marking the papers thinks it was too!! Bless Nigel, our lecturer, he had to change one of the questions, because it had appeared on the assignment paper already!
I saw someone I hadn't seen for a long time while I was standing at the bus stop this morning, kind of made me feel happy to see them! I was very relaxed after that. Its amazing what a smile at 8.30am can do for you.
I got a text from o2 this morning as well, some how I've managed to spend enough money on my phone to be rewarded with £17 worth of call time. Now I know where all my money goes and I can take a good guess at who it's gone on too. Henry....
I get to see him an awful lot over the next coulpe of weeks cos its the end of exams and the start of semester two, so there is not a lot to do. I have to do my reading this semester too! I'm going to spend some money on books!
Psalms on Monday!! Joy!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Stress levels are slowly rising!!

90 mins til my first exam of my second year at uni, and what am I doing? Blogging! I should eat but can't bring myself to actually go downstairs!! Thankfully my post was dropped outside my door this morning. I got a Good Luck card and a little note from Henry, which has only made me more nervous but I guess thats what happens when you finally realise where you are and what you're doing!
I don't know why but I'm in despair, I don't even know if it is despair. No i just checked my mini dictionary and it is. Complete lack of hope. That about sums it all up. I'm not hopeful about anything. I'm going to pray.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

It's gonna get better...really

At the start of 10 long days, where revision should be my only worry...but as always there's more to it than that.
Helen's having her first acupuncture session tomoro and has asked me to join her. Bless her, she hates needles and is going to have 16 stuck in her knees. I'm quite happy to be there but I'm taking my revision notes for God and Evil with me.
On Tuesday I have a fusion leaders meeting that is going to take up a lot of time and has already caused so much undue stress that I really would prefer to be revising.
Wednesday day is my final exam for the week and shockingly at 9.15 in the morning, but at least I'll have the rest of the day and week to revise for Psalms on Monday. Monday is a 9.15 exam so fusion the night before will be loads of fun.
When I'm stressed I get quiet. I'm not happy most of the time and don't make nearly as many jokes. I get wound up easily as well.
Here goes, two weeks of torture for anyone who dares insult me or blatantly make fun of me or come within 20 yards of me and oh I must remember to eat!!
Other worries include Fusion in general, they seem to have a major problem with following a leader. And I'm struggling at work too. My kids are so unresponsive its annoying.

An experience

I've been in Luton since Wednesday afternoon! I had a lot of fun visiting Henry, as always. I still don't think my sister is too impressed, but I can't read her mind! There is not a lot to say.
Luton (if you ever get to visit) is a wonderfully diverse place. I always get a culture shock when I visit, which is unusaul, cos I seem to have spent a lot more time there recently! I've gone from one white town to another and I'm certainly not use to the Pentecostal style that the CU president has got going. H did take one verse completely out of context as he 'presented' the Bible to us. Definitely a sneaky way of preaching if you ask me - UCCF staff workers are there to help when a CU becomes too student lead. Worship's fine, but actually preaching, from a student, who isn't necessairly in tune with the different stages of Christianity, is kinda wrong. I felt very uncomfortable when he picked on me, because I was a new face (and I happened to be the secretaries sister). No use to singing acaplla! At least I knew loads of people who are great at calming my nerves!
Bring on exams. Three in two weeks and I'm feeling ever so under prepared for them!!

Monday, January 10, 2005

Blogs can be powerful things....

Apparently there is a blog that talks about the ALIEN involvement in the South Asian Tsunami - please people get a grip, it was a natural disaster, there is no-one to blame, no-one should point fingers!
I hope none of you saw Jerry Springer, the Opera! I've read so much about it, and the more I read the less I want to see it. I'm not impressed with the fact that the BBC are poking fun a Christianity. There is no respect for a religion that has so many followers in this country. 'Nuff sed!
I'm back in Cheltenham now so my posts will become more frequent and probably more stressy about tiny little things as my whole house winds up for exams!
One little thing that made my journey far harder than it should have been by the ejit (I'm loving that word) who decided to help me at Liverpool street station. I was struggling with four heavy bags and a kind man offers his help only to go and brake one of the feet off my suitcase! You carry things, you do not let them fall down the stairs!! Grrr...treat others and their possessions with the upmost respect. I hope I don't come across him again!
On an up note - my weekend was topped off by a trip to Luton to see Henry! I'm seeing him on wednesday! Soooo excited!!

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

The ups and downs of the New Year.

Wow, its 5 days since I last wrote, thats gotta be a record!
Anyway, the last 5 days have been really...well...interestingly busy. I know I've had a productive time, I'm doing my revision, which this time last year I wasn't even concerned with, and I've spent a couple of productive hours in the pub. I just don't know where that time has gone!
I found out on New Years day that one of my friends had been dumped buy his long term girlfriend, so I've spent two evenings consoling him. He starts his new job today, so we're all hoping that he will go in a new direction and move on. Note to self - ex's can't be friends, it doesn't work!
Not a lot else has happened. New Years Eve was a blast. I really enjoyed myself and I'm sure my best friend did too. She's not so single any more! He's a really nice guy, he's going to be a doctor and he's already a Christian, so I'm blessing that relationship. We all looked really good in our ball gowns and my home church does make a nice venue for parties. We're considering holding our 21st there! It could be interesting! I am definitely getting married there!
So from my point of view, the new year has got off to a good start and with only 8 days til I see Henry again (Yes midnight was horrible, Christmas day was horrible), it can only get better!