Monday, July 31, 2006

Beautiful Billericay

Well, I'm back in Essex now. Had a great trip home and lots of sleep.

Also managing to keep myself busy. On Sunday morning I talked to church about my Gap Year, whilst wearing a t-shirt with goingpublic on the front and my name on the back. It was great to see everyone, but also amazing to be back in one piece.

The lovely team (minus Matt) in our lovely tshirts, on the day we gave Emma (our team leader) a mousemat of us (with Matt).

Today I had a day off, but am on the hunt for bridesmaid dresses. Tomorrow I will find my self in Thorpe Park, having a day out with my lovely friends. And Wednesday I'm test driving a car for use next year (pray that I like the car, I can't afford anything else).

Its wedding season again, but only 1 for me this summer. Selina and Steve get married on Saturday and I'm very excited, not only to see them, but also to see eveyone else. It's gonna be a great day, pictures to follow.

So off to try on my outfit...

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Nearly there

Well, I happen to be about 3 days away from leaving Wales. Its been a busy week. Some of our team have already gone home.

It's be a brilliant year, but I'm sure you know that already... I think I may have bored some people with how good this year has been.

I asked for a challenge and I think I got one. I'm not sure what I have learnt, and how much will stick but I know that I have learnt a lot and I hope it'll all help me when I go to Luton.

So as a last ditch attempt to hold on to the past, let me introduce my lovely youth group (on the weekend away):
Youth Group

And the leaders:

And me making a fool of myself:
Me - singing

Been a great year... Can't really make any more comments, I think I've said it all.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Presents and phonecalls

Thanks to everyone who helped me enjoy my birthday! You are all great and amazing!

Its been a bit weird being in Cardiff, away from family and most of my friends, but I've had a great time. I've got some fantastic memories to take away from this year.

Hope are all lazing in the sunshine. I'll be back in England before you know it.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Monday, monday!

I've worked hard in the last few days.

Done some stuffing, done some youth work, seen Pirates of the Caribbean 2, been to a food fair and basically laid about in the shade.

Successfully managed 3 days off in a row, due to an oversight by the Youth worker in Porth, so instead did some paid work! Hurrah for the little bit of extra money that will see me through til my first pay check!

Ladies and Gents, if you do find yourself wandering towards a cinema heading for a showing of Pirates 2, please make sure you have refreshed your memory with Pirates 1!

Who goes to watch the second out of 3 without seeing the first? And I'm definitely waiting for the box set... if 3 is longer than 2 I will not be impressed!

I'm not giving anything away, but I'll go and see it again!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Honestly... I have nothing to do

New newsletter ladies and gents! Can be found here.

It's all said and mostly done now. The weekend away will offer a large chunk on entertainment for the following few weeks, but as far as I can see (which isn't very far due to sight deteriorating daily), that's it for the year.

I still have a few youth work things to do, and I should probably spend some time tiding, but hey!

Got a lovely day off tomorrow, in which I intend to watch ER and Without a Trace and maybe go shopping, but probably just go back to sleep.

On Friday I will be pining after Westlife as they visit Cardiff while I am here. Not only have I missed the Take That come back tour, I will also forgo spending £35 to stand in a field to watch the lovely Irish boys singing their hearts out.

Call me sad, call me whatever you want! Bofered, face, bofered!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Have you seen my funky chicken?

What's that you say?

I said, 'Have you seen my funky chicken?'

Now if you don't know the answer to the second time then you clearly have never been to a christian camp in the UK... for those of you who do know, I now have my very own version.

'Have you seen my Karen Fisher?' is a very funny verse, but it needs to be heard to be believed.

Weekend Awayyyyyyy was fantastic. I loved it loads. Although we had hardly any sunshine, the beach time was great and the teaching was amazing. Of course I am camera-less at the moment so pictures may follow, who knows.

There is, however, concrete evidence that I drove a van this weekend. Not a huge one, just a normal sized transit van. I think I did really well, and I'm proud of me. No crashes (thank God, I can't afforded a £100 excess!) and one slight detour on the way.

Emma was in the van with me, and we definitely don't fit the van driving stereotype. I think we even proved our girlieness by not knowing where the fuel cap was!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I have achieved a driving lifetime ambition! Next up is a minibus, with actual people in it!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Not just one...

But two in fact.

Two guests for this weekend. Chris and Liz, you know who you are and what happened. In fact, they both managed to blog about the weekend before me!

They also took some lovely pictures! It was great to have you to stay guys. I love you both lots. I'll see you when I see you!

So, with that over and done with (it's been a long time coming - believe me), I think we have to start looking at next weekend.

Weekend Away - teaching the 11-14's about God's love. I forgotten how great it is to be able to organise something you know is going to go well anyway.

God's got good plans for me and you... what would you do if you know you couldn't fail?

I'll report on the weekend away when I get back and have recovered a bit!