Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Good Game!

Chris and I both had an email from TopGolf for a free game, so we decided to take the opportunity last weekend to play a couple of games.

That was after we'd spent the night dressed as a Spice Girl and a Beatles...

Beautiful aren't we?

We were celebrating a couple of friends birthdays, and everyone made a little bit of effort, but I think Chris looked great... as did my sister

Then on Sunday after church and lunch, and a little sleep(!) we headed to Chigwell to find the TopGolf and take advantage of our free game. We've been to watford before and felt that it was a little too far away for just a couple of games, so we were really happy to find one that was half an hour down the road... why am I telling you this? Well at one point I was close to beating my boyfriend... he plays golf and works at a golf course, so I got a little bit excited about it - he has helped me to improve a lot, and I'm very consistent now....

Want some proof?

You have to do some maths, but at one point I was three points ahead! 3 points!!

Life has been a little quiet because of illness and weather - so I'm making my own entertainment!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I've been shocked by some of the images and thoughts about the Haiti earthquake in recent days.

Whenever a natural disaster happens and there is a huge effort to help those affected, I always find myself in conversation with those that are close to me, and more often than not, we're trying to find out the truth, discussing what the press are telling us and what the stories of the people on the ground are telling us.

It does become really difficult to tell what is and what isn't true, and unless you read everything that is written, which would take you a very long time, you're not really going to form a complete opinion.

For a long time, for me, a natural disaster is a natural disaster, there is nothing humans can do to prevent it, it will happen, whether we like it or not, and when we least expect it. I don't believe that God is punishing anyone, that's an Old Testament belief (and boy, was He harsh), but everyone will be asking 'where is God?'. Good question... my very wise friend Gary said that He's there with the people, the soldiers, the rescue teams, the aid workers, the person who gives to the DEC and the person who seems unaffected by it all. God is everywhere, feeling a range of emotions all the time, looking out for all of us. He's no less in Haiti with the people, than He is in me.

I am praying, that all who are involved at a deeply personal level, each and every person will know God and His unending love, through the toughest time.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Year

It's all started with a bit of snow really... a blanket of white across the country, putting a stop on nearly everything... including my ability to connect to the internet.

I'm still having problems with my laptop and the wireless connection. But I know have a Belkin to help me out, so we'll see how well that works.

Christmas this year was hugely busy again, but I really enjoyed myself. Christ Church held three Christingles and saw 619 people, we found out that we were the only church that does this in the knowledge of the Children's Society. I'm not sure how much money we raised but I'm sure everyone was happy.

Christmas Day was full of family fun and cooking for me (depite the tantrum I threw because I was amazingly tired). And the week follwing was holiday time, spent doing lots of things that I've never done before - including spending Boxing day at Chris' and Bank Holiday Monday in the freezing cold shopping and at Ipswich Town Football club (Ipswich won 3-0 and I've become a mascot).

I've had a lot of fun over the last couple of weeks, watching people talk about the best of the decade and the highs and lows of the first ten years of the 21st Century. It's strange to think that I was at the start of my GCSE's, with very little idea of where my life was going and where my faith would take me.

There have been a lot of people helping me and encouraging me to be the best I can and the person that God has called me to be. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next ten years will hold... hopefully I'll still have time to blog!