Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Do you remember when...?

Just thinking ahead to the weekend, even though its only Wednesday.

I graduate again this Saturday, 2nd time in a year. I was talking to my Dad, and asking 'do you remember when...?'(it's also a Jack Johnson song). It's clear that he had a completely different view and perspective to me. He even has a better memory!

So I started thinking about stuff I've done this year and how all my team's experiences will differ. We get to the end of one week and have a dicussion and it seems that we've all had totally different weeks.

God makes us to be completely individual from each other... even identical twins. Yes, we may share things, a bedroom (for 18 years), a blood type (I'm A-, ask me about the first time I gave blood, it's hiliarious) and firends (you know who you are and how much you mean!). We no longer share an identity and don't exist as a pair any more.

We grow up and out! God made us to become maturer with him or with out him, he made us to have a choice too.

I'm sad and excited about the weekend and the year ahead. Lots of changes again. Life gets less simple as the days go by.

It's time to start saying goodbye to Cardiff. 1 month to go. The next time I'll be counting down will be to Liz's wedding.

Monday, June 26, 2006


I'm a bully...

I'm a really horrible bully...

Well, only in school.

Today I travel to two schools in Pentwyn and deliver lessons on bullying and what it means to move to another school. The other school is know as 'big school'.

What do you do when there are thousands of kids bustling around you, they already know their way but you are completely lost? Apparently these lessons have been happening to every year 6 class in Llanedeyrn and Pentwyn for the last few years. Which means they must have an impact.

I'm the bully. I'm really horrible because I'm a girl bullying a boy. Please pray for me.

Monday, June 19, 2006


The boys were on the wall again on saturday. I told them. Smelly stupid boys.

Sadly I've taken to ranting. Very much getting fed up of my own voice. Probably a very slippery slope...

Tonight is Timeout. 11-14's fun and games. I'm in charge of opening a closing the building! I managed it twice yesterday.

I think thats all I have to say.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Boys on the wall

I wanted to say fence, but I thought I'd just be honest.

There is a massive wall at the back of the tiny 'garden' here in Splott. This would be a fine scenario for keeping out potential burglars and boys who aren't supposed to be playing footie on the other side of the wall. However there happens to be a massive tree on the other side of the wall also.

Boys... please feel free to climb the tree, stand on the wall (which I'm sure is trespassing), pelt your friends with cherries and leaves from the tree and then feign innocence when the people who live in the house come out to tell you off!

Now I wouldn't be so bothered if I wasn't a youth worker, and absolutely desperate to understand wy boys find such things amusing, when there is clearly a World Cup going on.

GET OFF THE WALL! I don't want paramedics walking through the house to fix your broken arm/leg/head. Kids response 'Well you can call the police while you are at it'

Rant over. If they are on the wall again when I get in tomorrow I might have my dinner in the 'garden', or buy a tazer gun to shoot at them! Hmmm...

So how will England do tomorrow afternoon? Feel free to rub it in my face, I shall not be sitting in front of the TV. Tomorrow is the only day I have to sit inside all day. SUCKS!

Friday, June 09, 2006


I've had a pretty good week so far. The build up to the World Cup hasn't been too over-bearing. And I've found I'm pretty good at talking my way out of having to give money to charity by direct debit.

To be honest, I work for a charity as a volunteer, the little money I do have I would like to keep. For now at least, the money I have goes to the charity, next august when I am working, my money will go else where.

I've had some encouraging post this week. I'm being forced to give up more money, having a free overdraft was great while it lasted... it's probably time to move onto credit. Though I'm going to avoid it for as long as I can.

I got a proper letter from a person from home. It's always great to hear from you guys!

And I also got a letter from the Welsh Blood Service. For a second it looked all official and it flashed before my eyes that I could possibly have some terrible disease, but no! They were writing to ask if I was OK after I fainted after giving blood last week!

I would be ok, but I have managed to get heat rash from sitting in the sun for half an hour. Oh well, I'm being lots more careful now.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Just wanted to show off the team in all their glory, for God's glory!
Awards Ceremony
Sorry to blow our trumpet, but I think we made a really big effort and we really enjoyed ourselves!
I will be very sad to leave Cardiff.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Holiday Club

Getting the gospel to kids can be a lot of fun. Today and yesterday I heard Jan speak the good news twice and both times I was totally captivated like I'd never heard it before and didn't know what was coming next.

Holiday Club - aka Lovely Jubbly - has been a huge learning experience again for all of us. I can't believe that it is over and there is only tidying up and admin things left to do.

We actually had a great time, I've realised that it's not a bad thing to be a bit rubbish at small group work, there will always be someone who is better than me at that. But I have found a new type of patience with myself and microsoft excel. I also now know that I could definitely hack a data entry job (which is what I would be doing this year if it wasn't for God).

Well, only one more huge event to go before the year is over.

Another weekend away. And this time I'll enjoy it abit more, I get to teach and lead and I don't have to do stupid games if I don't want to. I plan to have a great weekend away.

First though I might enjoy some time off and the Orson album.