Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"When you let boys in your room" Part 2

A boy came back to sort out the single bed frame, so now at least my room is back in order and a bit tidy.

Now to sort out a bit of bedding for it...

Monday, April 28, 2008

"When you let boys in your room" Part 1

There's a lot to be said for boys, they are helpful, strong and will generally rise to a challenge.

So when Jude's parent's dropped off a double bed for me, we realised we'd need a few boys to help set it up at leaset.

Challenge set, and the result was this:

So I have two beds in my room, and I slept pretty well last night. That's one double bed and a single bed frame on it's end.

I'm waiting for part two, which needs an alan key and an electric drill, neither of which the house currently has.

Weekend away was good. Here is some of the countryside behind the house we were staying in.

I got to teach, hang out with friends and be part of my larger Luton family in a more concrete way. It was very enjoyable and the sun came out. It's amazing how the sun can recharge batteries. I sat in the sun all afternoon, didn't get burnt, but felt like I'd slept an entire day!

Wonderful people, wonderful surroundings and a competitive Vicar's quiz, which made for a great weekend!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Weekend Away

I'm about to go away for the weekend with St Mary's. Another family weekend and I'm very very excited about it. It's really lovely to be asked to go.

I'm leading the youthwork and getting to hang out with some good friends, what more could you want from a weekend away! The amazing thing is I'm all prepared and ready to go, I just have to go to School first.

This week has been an interesting one, quite busy. I went to Brownies for the first time ever on Wednesday - only to be asked if I had a husband (girls are so nosy!). Thursday night was chatting to some older girlies about boys. It's been a bit of a week for some home truths.

Hopefully there will be a new bed for me when I get back, but God only knows when I'll have the time to slightly rearrange my room so the bed fits.

I'll post pictures when I get back.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Trips and fixes

I was in Essex yesterday to celebrate Mum's birthday and to catch up with other family and a few friends. So we sang happy birthday, twice, and bowled until we hurt. My cousin showed himself up to be a bit of a star. I think there will be much more bowling now, at least as Dad and brothers try to beat the cousin!

While I was in Essex I put my car into the Honda garage, and it got fixed before lunch time! Did I use the replaced mirror on my way back? I think about once or twice, turns out you probably don't need that mirror unless you live in a town where there are lots of cyclists.

Recently St Hugh's has been taking its time with God and being family on a Sunday morning, something different happened today, the young people were the ones taking their time. We were sitting and chatting about God's faithfulness and had far too much to talk about it would seem. When we got back to church everybody had left apart from the parents of the young people!

God is with us, His faithfulness extends to a thousand generations. His love endures forever, my help comes from the Maker of Heaven and Earth.

I learnt a lot today about the small group of young people, and it confirms to me why Jesus had a smaller group around him. It's so much easier to manage and to hear what every one is saying. It was a bit intense, but we learnt.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Birthdays Galore

It's seems to be one of those times of year where lots of people have birthdays.
So of course we celebrate, with Cake, cards and presents (even the ones who are reluctant).
It's fun to have everyone sitting around catching up and eating, one of the best parts of being family.
A Demolished Chequerboard cake.

We had an interview for another youth worker, but chose not to empoly this time round. Keep praying for that.

It's also the time of year when APCM's happen and money decisions are made. Fun sunday coming up.

More fund raising events too, we're all dressing up tomorrow night for a Ball.
Watch out for pictures.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Introducing Nick and Ruth Heavyside! Lovely people who got married yesterday and met here.
Scary stuff really, Gap Year is a memory now, mostly a very happy memory. Can't believe we played a part in these two getting together. Nick did a brilliant speech and we had lots of fun dancing and eating chocolate covered delights (woohoo, chocolate fountain).

Also saw this lovely lady, she is brilliant and working so hard at the moment! Doesn't she look beautiful? We were in a really pretty church and had a great time of worship. It's a joy to see two friends get married. I hope there will be lots more.