Monday, June 30, 2008

What a weekend!

Here for your delight is a choronological photo blog:

This is John Mayer singing Wheel. He is beautiful and played so amazingly at Brixton Academy on Friday. I'm so glad I have seen him, and most definitely am in Love! If you haven't heard of him, I urge you to check him out.
He played Daughters, Good Love and Say during the encore. I have never had a better night, and I shared it with my best friend!

When we got back, I finished making the truffles for the wedding! They disappeared quickly on the day, mostly down Chrisitine's neck.

So on to the wedding...
Here is my car all made up for driving the bridesmaids around.

Here is the bridal party. Don't they look beautiful?!?
L-R Pete and Becky Clemison, Matt and Mareike Shields, Chrisitne Macfie and Mary (don't know your last name, sorry!!)

We headed to the Oval for the reception and were kept busy with the M&M's on the table.

Here is me at the end of the night after Mareike put the tiara on me. No I didn't catch the bouquet, I was decorating the going away car!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008


A few years a go this post would have been known as Ignition... but that changed last year and a new type of summer camp was born.

Resonate is in it's second year, it's run in the 3rd week of August, leaders and young people camp in a place called Latimer Park, just outside Chorleywood.

It's a beautiful place, very very green and lots of space for the young people to run around (and leaders get worn out).

This week end was training, a very quick 22hours spent brainstorming and catching up with friends I haven't seen since Ignite. Lots of fun for us.

So begins the preparation for Resonate, 2 months and counting.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Customer Reviews

So far my experience with the Sony Ericsson K850i has been a tempremental one.

Within the first week I noticed the delay (and some times no) flash whilst taking pictures on the CyberShot branded phone. If you brought a camera like that you'd be annoyed and take it right back.

I didn't (wish I had).

And with this phone you can multi-task, writing a text message with your ear whilst talking on the phone!

Then about 4 months in the touch pad feature froze on me, no idea why, but probably something to do with the lack of memory on the phone itself. so having cleared the cache (i'm addicted to FB, it's hard to go without it some days), I didn't expect the phone to switch itself off mid-task. But it did... boo!

Now seven months on the touch feature has migrated to the rest of the key pad, rendering the entire phone useless. This is mostly because the buttons are so small that even my skinny fingers can't write a text/dial a number without touching the base of the phone (do you understan dwhere I'm going?).

So I took the phone to the O2 shop this morning. And they will send it off having. At no point did the sales man suggest there might be a replacement phone service I might use. I desperately pleaded with them and for the price I depoisted for it, I could have brought 2 PAYG phones!

The replacement was a dud phone, so I had another trip to the shop where I asked them to check it before they gave it to me, as they should have done the first time.

I'm back on the network and in the mean time I'm using a tiny samsung phone, I hope I don't lose it!

Thursday, June 05, 2008


There is a building just down the road from me which is being torn down and rebuilt by the council for cheap housing (so it'll probably be occupied again in 6 months).

As with all works, the council have put up hoarding around the building. They did that yesterday morning. This morning there is some obscene graffiti covering the sides. Can't fault the young people who had found a bit of chalk and put up their mark on the beech coloured board, so quickly after it had been put up.

Went to prayers this morning and was muchly encouraged.

Also didn't believe my brother the other week when he said it was as light as day when they were waiting for a cab at 5am, but having got up yesterday to do breakfast club I now believe him.

We are having summer in small chunks this year, but it's better than having no summer at all!