Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Snowboarding and Dance

i have just watched a video on facebook of the lovely sophia and eleanor dancing the most beautiful dances to the most beautiful music with their wonderful parents cheering them on...
it took me back to my snowboarding days on grouse mountain in vancouver. words cannot express how much i miss the freedom of taking off to the mountain and feeling like i was dancing my very own dance with God. it was just me and Him. sometimes i would fall but i would get back up and keep going because i was being cheered on by the best encourager that has ever existed.
i miss vancouver.
i miss grouse mountain.
i miss snowboarding.
i miss my ywam family.

i would leave my mark in the snow as i 'danced' down the white terrain and as i rode back up the mountain on the chair lift i would try and look to see if my mark was still visable.. i wonder what leaving my mark looks like these days? im not really sure. i have a longing inside to be doing something more but just need to figure out what that looks like...

im not even sure if anyone reads these anymore its been so long since i posted but anyway, until next time...

Friday, January 30, 2009

BC : AD by U A Fanthorpe

This was the moment when Before
Turned into After, and the future's
Uninvented timekeepers presented arms.

This was the moment when nothing happened.
Only dull peace sprawled boringly over the earth.

This was the moment when even energetic Romans
could find nothing better to do than counting
heads in remote provinces.

And this was the moment
When a few farm workers and three
Members of an obscure Persian sect
walked haphazard by starlight straight
Into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

26th July 2008

Quite probably the most magical, dream come true day of my life just happened...well, just over 3 weeks ago now but just thought i would post a couple of photos for you to take a glance at! i have just had an email from our photographer so the official ones will be available to view soon! if we are friends on facebook, i have added a few more on there...

until next time...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Time Flies

time certainly flies when im...
planning our wedding
going to uni
writing essays
working shifts
finding somewhere to live after we are married (success with that!!)
...just to name a few things going on at the moment!!

so, things are majorly hectic at the moment and my brain feels like it is about to explode. i seem to be lacking the ability lately to cope with the smallest issue...normally im pretty go with the flow...its annoying, im not a fan!!

anyway, on a happier note, tim and i managed to get FREE FIRST CLASS train tickets to london in april and i happened to be off for easter so tim took a day off work and off we went. it was such a fantastic time and great to see dear friends ralph, katie and karen. i hadnt seen katie or karen for 3 years so it was fun to catch up! some of you my know that one of my fav movies is notting hill...well i had never been to that area of london so while ralph and karen went to work, tim, katie and i went off to find the filming location! it was fab...we walked miles and finally found the travel bookshop but i was disappointed not to see the blue front door which is apparently now black!! other highlights of the day were the changing of the guard at buckingham palace, a walk through the park and an amazing meal in covent garden to end with!

i cant believe that it is only 2 1/2 months until our wedding. plans are coming along nicely but i have to say i just cant wait for the day to be here and no more planning. IT IS SO STRESSFUL!!
i am happy to say that tim and i have found a lovely house to rent within 10 minutes walk to the hospital i work in. its ideal for us. our landlords are great too. they have done it all up and it looks like a brand new house inside. we get the keys in june so i will post photos of it then!

i have just started a new hospital placement and all seems to be going well so far. its always difficult settling in for the first few weeks but im sure i will manage! i have been off today though and the weather has been stunning. i have been in the garden nearly all day either hanging washing out, gardening or just sitting in the sun! its been a good day!

i think thats about all the news for now.

until next time...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Easter Weekend

well, my easter weekend has been busy but good.
i was working on good friday...my last shift as a first year student...scary!!! i really enjoyed my placement and was actually kinda sad to leave but it is nice to have a bit of a break now and i few good lie ins!!

saturday tim and i went into town and ended up skipping lunch and so went for a really nice meal at a little italian restaurant. it was an unexpected meal out but a really nice time together!

i was out of bed at 5.30am on easter sunday and went to a stunning sunrise service at tims church and then back to the church hall for breakfast. a beautiful way to start a day of such celebration. we also went to the 10.30am family service at my church which was great.
as well as it being easter sunday, it was also our niece phoebes 3rd birthday so we had a family lunch/afternoon which was great fun. tim and i went into the garden and hid loads of easter eggs and then phoebe and rowan went out to find them. so super cute!

Happy Easter everyone!

until next time...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


well, i finally am back and am going to try and update you on my life. its been a few months since i posted properly so you will have to bear with me. also, i seem to have lost my camera wire so unfortunately can only use photos i already have saved on my computer...ok so here goes...

at the beginning of january tim had his 30th birthday. he decided that it would be fun to have 80's themed fancy dress (i have always hated fancy dress but went along with it!). i have to say it really was a fantastic night and everyone really made an effort to make it special...tim and i went as fred and wilma flinstone which certainly made us stand out!!!

in mid-january i said goodbye to my cousin, emma, for 3 months as she jetted off to costa rica to work in the rainforests there. her words to me when i said i would miss her loads where 'now you know how i felt 5 years ago!!'. she is having an absolute blast and im so proud of her but cant wait to see her in a month or so!!

i cant believe i get married in just over 4 months. time is just flying!! it has been quite stressful lately as there has been lots needing to be done in a short space of time at a time when i wasnt really wanting to do any of it. we got through it though and things are progressing!
rachael (my matron of honor) and i are going round to my friend hilary's tonight. hilary is making our bridesmaids dresses so rachael is going to have her first fitting!!! it is all seeming very close now that things like this are happening. im so excited though and just cant wait!
i am missing my vancouver girlies though in all the build up! i think of you all often!
for the last 4 weeks tim and i have been going to our marriage preparation classes. they have been so good for us. we share a meal with other couples that are getting married at the same church this year and it is so good to talk with people that are going through the same things as you. then we have the teaching session and opportunities to talk as a couple about various topics. its great!
we have also heard this week that we are able to rent the house that we have been looking at. it is much closer to where i work which is great and just a real answer to prayer. hopefully everything will be confirmed next wednesday when we go and see our landlady!

my nursing course is still going well. i am in my last week of this placement which i have really enjoyed. i will miss the ward but am ready for my couple of weeks holiday.
i am very pleased to say that i passed my exam that i took at the end of january as well as the assignment that i had to resubmit which means i just have to pass this placement to go into my second year which starts at the beginning of april.
i cant believe where the time has gone!!

well, i think that is all my news for now. i hope that gets you all up to speed and hopefully people are still checking my blog!!

until next time...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Lots to Say, So Little Time

so, as my title suggests, i have lots to say due to my lack of blogging lately but very little time as i have an exam tomorrow and need to revise! i just wanted to say, please dont stop checking to see if i have posted...i will be back very soon with photos and the like!

until next time (soon, i promise)...