Friday, 5 December 2008

So, it turns out that sleep is good for you.

i havent been sleeping so well of late, i dont know if i've mentioned it before? but i thought i was escaping all side effects of getting far less sleep than i should.
it would appear that it's finally catching up with me.
i have a headache and my eyes hurt.
not good.
i have to get up at 6! tomorrow (sucks to be me) to go to training in Nottingham.
so i figure that from now on, sleep should go up on my list of priorities, although saying this, it probably still wont.
i can only hope that i dont randomly fall asleep on any busses or trains and end up in Edinburgh or anything.
fingers crossed!


Monday, 1 December 2008


i read the twilight saga, and saw the film.


wow. i suck at blogging

as the title says.
i suck.
it's been like 3 weeks since my last blog and even though I've had plenty of time, i still haven't done any blogging.
i hang my head in shame.

oh well.

so in the last three weeks, a lot will've happened I'm sure, but due to my appalling memory, i will undoubtedly forget the majority of it.
so I'll start with the basics.

1. I'm still alive - not that i was really in any doubt that i would be, but i find this simple fact reassuring none the less. i have had no crazed youths trying to kill me. yet. so all is good in the life department.

2. Life is good - i cant really think of anything to complain about. other than being tired a fair bit of the time, and my social life outside of work being pretty poor, life is good.
I'm happy, and Jesus loves me. and if both of these are true. what else matters.

as for the rest of my past three weeks, here goes:

as Christmas approaches (and i have to final fold to the fact that Christmas is really here! despite the fact that advent calendars and the like have been in the shops for well over two months (could be nearer to three months) it is now December, advent has begun and Christmas is close!) so, as Christmas approaches things are beginning to get quite busy.
what with the combination of the youth starting to realise that the end of term is creeping up on them, and with the business that comes alongside the end of a term at school, my life is starting to become slightly hectic.

this last week has been really good for me, nothing especially noticeable happened, but it seems to have really had quite a strong impact on my life, it started off with a change in routine, instead f the usual Monday lunchtime french club, i was roped in to cover for Matt and did JP2S in William Hutson school. this is a group of kids who i usually do a lunchtime youth club with on a Friday at their school, and it was slightly unusual for me to see them in a classroom setting. i had previously thought of the group as being out of control, and i had really not envied Kay, Matt and Steve for going there every Monday to try to actually impart some wisdom onto these kids. however, after spending the two hour session with them, my opinion had been completely changed. i realised that these were just children who craved some attention and so played up in clubs in order to try to achieve this goal.
this was a real eye-opener.
the rest of the week was somewhat un-eventful, it flew by, as most of time seems to be doing recently.
Thursday was another good day for me. i woke up surprisingly early to say i don't have to be at work until 1:30 on a Thursday afternoon, but when i woke up at 8.43 i found myself unable to go back to sleep. it's probably connected to the inability to sleep that i have recently developed, but all the same, i decided that i should get up and make some use of my time, rather than lying in my bed, and trying to force sleep upon myself.
so i got up and decided that a useful way to use my time, would be biblically. so i had a shower and at about 9 i settled down to what thought would be a light prayer and meditation session. i must've been more into it that i thought, because by the time i was starting to think that it was time to wrap up the praying, i glanced up at my clock and had to double check when the time was just past 11. i cant remember a great deal of the specifics of this time, but i felt a lot better for the time i had spent, and i really feel like i sorted some things out with god in that time. the rest of my Thursday was great. i didn't do a lot until i got my bus to Stretton to go to William Shrewsbury, where i was supervising some singing for the little'us then taught an re lesson on "christian values and the impact they have on our lives" which was basically the ten commandments etc. but it was good.
usually after this teaching i go home to relax and help with the dinner or whatever, but for some reason, i felt the urge to go into Burton, so i caught the bus and decided that i wanted to go to Costa Coffee, so i did. i ordered my drink and sat down, briefly facebooked on my phone then sat and watched the world go by for an hour or so. i really enjoyed just sitting and watching the people g about their lives. it really made me stop and appreciate the time i have, and what a wonderful gift God has given me in putting me in Burton this year.
i had a good end to the week, and a good, albeit tiring weekend. and i find myself surprisingly refreshed for the approaching week.

as for the two weeks before this one, i am afraid to say that it would appear my memory is going to fail me.

i will endeavour, in future to give a more detailed account of my life, at least once a week, as I'm sure that I'll be able to find the time to write a little something at some point.

bible verse of note at the moment:

Psalms 5:8
"Lead me in the right path, O LORD, or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow"

with my uncertainty of next year, and the rest of my plans for future life, wherever i may be, and whatever i may be doing, this verse is one I've been going over, as i pray that God will show me the path i need to take in my life and will make the way i should follow, more available for me to see and act upon.


Friday, 7 November 2008

busy times

so much has happened (yet again) since i last blogged..
last weekend, i had a long weekend off work.. which i uesd to briefly go home.. and i also used to go to London with Kelsey, Nicole, and Si.
best weekend of my entire life...
we didn't really do a great deal of anything much seeing as we were only there for like 3 days, and it was Nicole's first time in London so we had a whole city of touristy opotunities available to us..
but this is what we did...
on friday morning, i got the train from oxford at like 10.30 (i was supposed to be getting the train at like 9.30, but me being stupid me, i left the train tickets at the office in Burton -Dang! so i tried to get them sent home to see if i could get them changed or get money off new ones.. but in the end the post was taking too long to come, so i gave up and just caved in... and bought new tickets.. some stress and £21 later.. i was on the train and on my way to Paddington)
so i arrived in london at 11.20 ish.. i cant really remember the exact time.. and i hung around in paddington station for a little bit because Kelsey and Nicole were getting into Kings Cross later and were meeting me in Paddington...
So Kelsey had arranged (through our YFC buddy Caitlin) to stay with this guy called Jonathan who lived just outside of Wimbledon.. this, at first seemed like a great plan..
and all was well. Kelsey and Nicole met him in Kings Cross and the three of them then came to Paddington to get me before heading on home to his house..
it was ok at first, he was really nice, friendly and chatty and it seemed like a great idea.
so we got back to his house and Kelsey, Nicole, and I were watching TV when he left to pick up his girlfriend who was sick.. so we were left, alone in a random persons house..
we were sitting watching tv and the doorbell rings.. i apparently had to go answer the door, and it turns out to be one of Jonathan's mum's friends with a book to give to her... i didnt do the smoothest job of acting like i should've been in the house.. and i'm surprised that she didn't accuse me of breaking in...
then the parents arrived home...
this was ok.. untill they talked to us.. they didnt know us, and it would appear, had no idea why we were staying in their house.. so we tried to explain our selves, and how we, very obscurely knew Jonathan.
then we had to eat... of all the food in the whole word to serve three strangers who are staying with of my list of what not to serve: Spaghetti!
so it was good spaghetti.. but SO awkward (the one word to sum up our entire time in that house)
then the dad asked me how long i'd been in the UK.. for some reason he thought i was American..
we then returned to the sitting room to watch tv and the other son - Geoff, kept offering to come to London with us in the morning.. we didn't reallty want him to come, but Nicole as good as told him to come with us..
we woke up early ish and ate breakfast in a state of awkwardness, just for a change.
we got a lift to the station by the mum and from there.. the awkwardness was put on hold for the day..
we made our way into London on the overground.. then the underground..
first of all we checked out Trafalgar etc. and wandered around for a bit not really doing a lot.. then we went to a little coffee shop for nicole (who LOVES coffee) to buy some coffee for Lunden.
it was a really nice little shop.. and she bought two bags of coffee (one decaf and one regular)
we then wandered our way back into the middle of London in time to go to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guards
it was really busy.. and we didnt have the best view in the world.. but it was good all the same..
we then wandered back around again and headed towards... HAMLEYS!!!
so much fun...
i think we probably spent about 30 minutes in the Harry Potter section alone.. it was amazing.. and one thing i can draw from being there - i want a wand.
after Hamleys we made our way towards the theatre ready for WICKED!!!
it was SO good.. i loved it..
i'd seen a film of the play before.. but it just didnt compare.. this was awesome!
after the joys of musicals we met Si and then a little while after.. we met Kelsey's friend from Texas - Chris..
we then walked around and undergrounded around a little more.. we saw the Tower of London in the dark and rain and saw Tower Bridge.. which was lovely..
the 5 of us then got on the tube and headed in the direction of Chris's School (Uni) and Kelsey, Nicole, Si and I got off in Earl's Court.. where we randomly met Jordan (from YFC) so we rode the tube with him for a while.. untill we got to his stop.. then we carried on a little further to Wimbledon where Si turned round and headed back and the remaining three of us were picked back up by Geoff and his dad..
the awkwardness returns...
the entire car journey back was spent with the dad explaining to the car at large the numerous reasons why "soccer" was better than american football, and why it was more popular in this country..
thanks for that.
once we'd got back, Nicole, unable to bare the awkwardness any more.. went for a shower.. and never came back downstairs.. Kelsey and i sat on one half of one sofa in the room watching films... (the lack of advert breaks made the need to talk blissfully unnecessary!)
we woke up.. and Nicole and Kelsey joined me in my room / the sitting room soon to be joined by Geoff in a t-shirt and his boxers - nice!
we pretty much ran away as soon as we could after that....
Jonathan gave Nicole and i a lift to the underground station.. and took Kelsey to Heathrow...
where she propmtly ran away home and left me here for what seems like forever...
i have no idea what i'm going to do with myself came June 26th......
so Nicole and i met up with Si again, and we went to Hillsong Church in London..
it was really good, despite the fact they were pushing us to give them money most the time.. it was really good.. and i really liked the worship..
after this we went to starbucks then did a few slightly more touristy things...
-Big Ben
-London Eye (we walked past, we didnt have the time or money to actually ride it)
-Millenium Bridge
-St. Pauls..
by this time we needed to begin making our way home..
so we wandered and tubed our way to Paddington where we sat and chatted and ate for a while..
then Si took his train, leaving just me and Nicole..
after like an hour of watching one pidgeon with NO FEET be bullied by this fat greedy pigeon.. it was time for me to leave..
Nicole and i then had a reasuring conversation ending in us being positive that the tube was going to break down for weeks, and the only reason that Nicole wouldn't die, would be that she'd spent her last bit of money on loads, and loads of water just in case the tube broke down..
so i went.
and Nicole went.
thus concludes the best weekend in the history of mankind.

wow. longest post ever...
go me..
Kelsey - you better be thankful and proud of me for this..
i expect the spelling and punctuation is awful...
and i love how my flaws bring you so much joy...



Thursday, 30 October 2008

long time, no.... type?

it's been a LONG time since i blogged
so much has happened, i'm sure...
but my memory being like the seive it is..
i can't remember a lot of it..
so i'll work my way backwards, from the future, to now, the back to the past..
today is thursday...
and tomorow morning.. i'll be getting on the train to London to meet up with Kelsey and Nicole (and Simon with fingers crossed....!)
what we will do: we'll im not entirely sure..
i believe it's up to Nicole... so i think we're doing some touristy things.. hamleys, shopping possibly the aquarium etc. which should be amazing! on saturday.. we're going to see WICKED!
i can't wait.. it should be awesome!!
i love the theatre... and musicals and i can't wait.
then on sunday morning, Nicole and i are going to Hillsong Church and Kelsey is getting the plane back to Texas (yay...? (apparently) i'm going to miss her...)
these last few days (tuesday and wednesday) i was at modular training with YFC- on a course called "working with hard to reach young people".
it was an amazing 24 hours...
it was great to see loads of people again.. and to catch up with them, even if the time we had to socialise was quite a small one.
after half term, i am starting a Youth Alpha course ( :D ) with Rachel (youthworker from my church) and Kim (vicar from my church).
i cannot wait for it to start.. this is the age of youth that i really love working with (16 - 18 year olds) so i am so excited to start to see what God will be able to do through me to influence these young people into turning to Christ, or at the very least, making them start to think about their lives, and their faith / beliefs.
i cannot wait.
it should be awesome.
after half term, i am also starting a youth club with my church at the local primary school, William Shrewsbury, called Cre8 which is aimed at year 3 and 4.
other than that..
i cant really remember anything of note that has happened
so i'll leave it there
Ciao for now.


Saturday, 18 October 2008

kinda sleepy

understatement of the century..
i have had about 2 hours sleep (if i'm lucky) and i am babysitting tonight.. i may be forced to follow in the footsteps of my best friend kelsey and start up the tradition of afternoon naps in this house. we'll have to see, i dont much like the idea of becoming an old person quite yet.
so the reason for the tiredness... children!
small annoying children with far too much energy.
you would think a bedtime of 1.00 am would be plenty late enough... but nooooooo, they're going to stay up until way past that...
so, i eventually fell asleep at about 2.00 i'd guess and was sleeping comfortably when at about 3.00 am, Matt woke me up to inform me that the guys had started throwing a ball across the room and we're attacking each other in the dark.
not good.
i was not a happy chappy (as someone who will remain un-named used to say).
anyway. once this distraction was finaly dealt with, it was almost 4.00.
seeing as we we're supposed to be waking up at 8.00, i thought that another four hours sleep would do me good.
sadly, it was not to be.. the children decided that three more hours "sleep" was quite enough for one night, so that just before 7.00 they woke up again and unfortunately, that was it for the night.

anyway, enough ranting about sleep deprivation...

the rest of my week (and the week before that, since i haven't posted in some time) was very good. i cant remember a great deal of specifics, but i had a productive week, got a lot done and i am really satrting to be given more responisbilities with the stuff that i want to be more involved with which is awesome!

it was so amazing to see everyone again, and great to see my family and friends.
i got to meet some peoples families as well, which was really good
there was a great service as well with some awesome worship which i had been craving somewhat...
all in all, it was a great day!

in a week and a bit.. we have our first modular training day back in Halesowen, so i'll get to see everyone AGAIN!!

just after that - London!
i'm going to London with my best friend Kelsey and our other friend Nicole...
which should be a great day or two...

i cant think of much else to say.. so i will add some pictures..
and leave it there...

Fletch and his twin (and Tom) they're the same!!!!

Jess, Heather, Jo and I (at training)

that is all....



Monday, 6 October 2008

times a-changing

just when i thought my timetable was sorted and i was begining to settle into a routine - it gets changed!
so yay!
but it is a good thing i suppose, i'm now doing more, which will keep me busy, and doing more "christ - related things" which is also good!
so this monday (today) i did an assembly about harvest!
which was good times...
we made children do taste / smell tests on food and got them to guess what it was whilst they were blindfolded.. it was good.. and seemed to work.. the kids loved it and was quite easy to do.
after this, i had french club again with Sue which was really good, the kids are very enthusiastic and most seem to want to actually learn french. we are still getting new people joining even on it's third week which is making it a little awkward for consistance, as we now have people at so many different levels it makes it hard to have activities that keep everyone happy all the time... There is also this one kid called Liam who is a special needs student who demands all of the attention on everyone at all times. he is quite sweet and blatenly doesn't want to learn french as he asked me and Sue today what club we were running when this is his third week of coming... but he's not doing anything wrong, he just sits at the back of the club and does his own thing and seems quite happy with it, and the teachers seem happy that he's being supervised for the time that we're there.
Oh well...
the this evening i was at GG and FOG. they were good. i got to see Jake again which was nice. and in GG we did filming for the 60 second movie clip thing for the competition, which seemd good. it was along the same standard as the other, it was ok, and seemed to work, but it was not competition winner...
FOG's group was good tonight, we followed the usual trend of not really doing much, but it seems to work, and they keep comming back, so i can't really diss the way they do things. but today's group was more religion based than any of the other 4 groups that i've attended. we actually read from the bible, and prayed and everything!
it was awesome!

The weekend just gone, Matt, Tom and I did the first of six parts of our Engage course in Nottingham. firstly, it took us about a month to get there we took a train from burton to nottingham, the a bus for about 20 mins, the we still had to walk for about another 2o minutes before we got there.
but the course itself was really good...
interesting and informative and i expect that it will be pretty useful in the year to come.
the downside is - Homework :(
we have two 500 - 800 word things to write, the do this other presentation type thing of our spiritual life journey.. which could be interesting....
the upside - we got to see ERIN! and SEAN!
it was so good to see them.. and we had a great time...
i think that'll do for today..
5 days untill commissioning! 
i can't wait!

as a good friend of mine would say - peace out trout.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

starting to settle

I'm finally in the house that i'll be in for the whole year!
i arrived here on sunday evening after my last meal with Karen and Mark. it was very sad. i really had a great time with them and I really was sad to leave. but here I am in Etwall (MILES from burton.. which forces me to get the bus every morning)
it's not the end of the world, but it's a bit of a chore as it means that i have to be tied to leaving burton at either 51 past or 17 past.
(on sunday's there's one bus every TWO HOURS! (what's that about!))

Saturday was a GREAT day...
Abi and Emma came down from Ashby (where they're volunteering with YFC) and came to see us "burton boys" for the day.
It was a really nice day out. we went for a meal, then went to play pool, then we just sat around and talked for a while. it was good times ad it was really nice to see them both again.

So on Sunday... we did hand painting!! with FOG for the little 60 second film that we're putting together. it was relitavely successful but probably could've worked better.. but still. it was a good laugh.

Monday... we had team meetings and went through our book again. then i had french club with Sue which was quite nice.. we played lotto (bingo) which seemed to be a success. after this, on monday evening we had the Burton Youth For Christ AGM!
it wasn't as bad as it could've been, but still insuferably dull!
we talked (i say we.... a few people talked at the rest of us) for about 30 minutes.. and we had to vote on things that it seemed that we had no reason to know anything about.
after this... there were some performances by groups of young people that BYFC have been working with over the past year. some of which were really good. other's were... not so great.. but it was quite good fun all the same. Matt, Tom and I were then "interviewed" by selina where we had to say where we were from, what our names were and an interesting fact about myself.

tuesday was CoPE then Drama (Pandoras Box) which was more successful than it was the last two weeks.




Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Back in Burton.

(in burton)
i got back from my brief trip home on sunday evening and found that the kitchen of my host home was torn up with a wall missing - exiting stuffs. they're having a wall taken down to make their kitchen into an open plan thingy wich actually looks really good!!

monday was a good day, we had our first proper "Staff Meeting". we're reading a book called "searching for God knows what" which is quite good, we're doing it chapter by chapter and it's planned to take the whole year.
i then went to school witn Sue and took my first FRENCH LESSON!!! it was fuuun!
very basic teaching them je m'appelle... and une, deux, trois etc...
the kids are all so sweet and eager to learn but we had 25 to start with, however i'm told that over the year the numbers will decrease and we'll end up with a smaller number of kids who actually want to learn french rather than just coming to mess around.
after french i had the afternoon off - didnt do a lot- and in the evening i had GG and FOG. these were good fun i got to see Jordan again which was nice and we continued planning our mini-film which is going well - i thik that we may being a little over ambitious but i'm willing to go with the plan and see what happens.

tuesday (today) was another day of CoPE it was great - first aid with the year 9s, and the key hook making with the year 10s and 11s - it was really fun!
they're really great kids who are SO energetic. then this afternoon i had the drama club. which was, to be honest, a bit of a disaster. the people didnt turn up and it seems none of the children except like 3 of them want to really do it.. so we'll have to se how (/if) that one works at all...

tomorow is a day in the office, then a club with Kay.
should be good


Friday, 19 September 2008

Kindred Spirit

Kindred spirit is a term for someone who shares similar thoughts, feelings, someone who is close in temperament and nature to yourself, to whom you have a rare spiritual link that is very special and you can't quite explain...

i found mine....



I am home.. for the weekend.
it's nice to be here.. but almost strange to be somewhere that's so familiar.
good to have a nice big bed to sleep on and no deadliens or timetables to meet.
It's been a good end to the week, a bit of a downer after the loss of the phone, but after finishing my mourning for it's death, i'm surviving...
I had two clubs today... one called... something Mayhem (which just about sums it up really - it's completely hectic) and the other called "fun friday".. which was fun! lol.
they were very fun and a little crazy.. but me and Matt made up a game and we played that as well... which seemed successful and worked well..
now i'm home.... and off to watch STAR WARS!!!!

Thursday, 18 September 2008


So.. day off yesterday:
me Matt and his friend decided that it would be a good idea to go to Alton Towers for a day!
it was a good day.... but!
my phone died.
we decided to be sensible and put our phones in a bag to go on the log flume. seems like a good idea at first, but the bag filled with water (sad times) so now my phone is refusing to turn on and i think that this is the end. :(
so i will return home and try to find a solution... but i'm not to hopeful to find a solution before i go home.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008


I have arived!
i've been inBurton just over 3 days and it's already SO busy!.

at the moment, i'm staying with a couple called Karen and Mark. they live in a small village called Stretten just outside Burton. they have a small son called Jacob (Jake) who is very enthusiastic about everything. It's very sweet.

I've been so busy since i arrived. when i first got to burton on Saturday at around mid-day, we (Matt, Tom and I) went to Phil Pusey's house (he's the director of Burton YFC) for brunch. we were then taken for a meal, and a tour of burton by a guy called Mick(?) who goes to the same church as Matt.
In the evening, i was brought to Karen and Mark's house by selina and went to bed almost straight away.

On the sunday, i went to church with Karen (Mark and Jake were at football). The church that i will be based at for the year, is called St. Marys.
It's an old church building with quite a small congregation - about 30in total.
There was a small "worship-band" at the front, and the regular vicar (kim) was away on holiday so there was another guy leading the morning.

On monday, we started the day off in the office and did "team building" and we got to know each other and sort out time tables and arrangements then i went to two youth groups at the end of the day which were quite small and hectic but everyone was so nice and welcoming.

Today was my first full "proper day" i was at a school called Paulet school wehere i was helping run a group called CoPE. CoPE stands for Certificate of Personal Education.
it is used for students who struggle to stay connected and who have problems learning in a 'normal' school environment. this was very fun, but so crazy. the kids, just don't sit still or concentrate.
tonight. i'm doing a drama club which should be interesting. i'm not really sure what's happening at it. but we'll soon see...

i'm missing people from training, but i suppose in a way it's good to have my own space and a bit of room to really concentrate on God. i'm really looking forward to this next week. on the 19th (this friday) i get to go home to oxford for the weekend which should be exiting and it should be good to catch up with people.

more later. ciao.....x

Friday, 12 September 2008

Last Day in Nottingham

crazy times...

so much has happened in the last week or two.
hearts have been broken
and lives have been changed.

firstly, over this short period i really feel that my relationship with God has really improved, moreso recently than it has for a long time.
being around people my age, who share my beliefs and who i really get on with, is such a welcome change for my life. i really feel welcomed and accepted as who i am, and i feel respected for what i believe in.

Today is the last day of being at Nottingham university. and from tomorow onwards i will be based in Burton-on-Trent. i am very exited about leaving because i'm really looking forward to going to new places and meeting new people and really getting into doing work with and for God. but at the same time i'm really sad to leave the friends i've made and i'm slightly upset to be leaving this atmosphere and i really hope that as i go on i will really be able to carry on growing in my faith even as i go to do new things.

Sunday, 7 September 2008


So with only a week left in nottingham before we all leave to go to our different locations and centres for the following year, the people from Tee's Valley and Newcastle left earlier than the rest of us, to finish their training at the centres. (Which sucks! because my new bff Kelsey - with her awesome accent - left! she is my Harry Potter buddy and i think i may've finally found someone who can match my obsession with the wonderful books.

Today, in my (but not everyone's) opinion was a good day. In the morning session of the day we studdied eschatology (the study of the end of all things). i found this facinating and is something that i definately want to read and study more about.
i think some people found it a bit hard and complicated today and didn't really apreciate the talk.

This afternoon we had "team time" in which we got into our groups of what type of gap year we were doing and prayed about our fears and hopes for the following year. we then all came together and prayed. it was an awesome time and i am so glad of the guidance God has given me, and i am "well pleased" that he has lead me here.

Thursday, 4 September 2008


So training has began! (/begun.. don't know which is right)
Having started in Halesowen - just outside Birmingham for 3 days of child protection training, health and safety and tema building adventures, we have now moved on to the somewhat more serious matter of hardcore THEOLOGY, in the slighly more asthetically pleasing scenary of Nottingham Uni (Sherwood campus).

We somehow managed to rush through the small matter of the entire Old Testament in two days, having looked at:
Creation and The Fall
Personal Sin
Living in Exile
The Prophets ... etc.
for the most part, this was great, a bit intense at times. but thought provoking and interesting all the same.

Yesterday, i had my first real contact with anyone who i will be staying with/ working with /comming in contact with for the entirety of the following year. I met two people called Sue and Selina who will be, not running the YFC in Burton, but working for it.
I was given some slightly worrying news that even the people organising it, don't yet know where any of us will be staying once we arive in burton. I'm hoping they're good at arranging things last minute beause with just over a week untill we arive there, i'm starting to get a little nervous.

Today (thursday) was our first (of only two) days off!
Rather than actually going anywhere - to Nottingham or around the Universtiy campus....
I went to TESCO! to buy Vimto and sweets...
Not the healthiest of things, but things that are needed to get through hours of talks.
To counteract the imense loads of unhealthy food stuffs, i decided that exersize would be the next logical step. The clorine in the pool made my eyes go red, and the rowing machine gave me blisters, but i still feel better for it!

Tomorow, we have a whole day of talks about JESUS, by Gavin Calver.
Which should be good. probably quite intense again (there seems to be a running theme with that word). but he normally talks very well and manages to add humour to the talks not only making them more enjoyable, but making them easier to understand.

So off to sleep, and maybe awake to the sound of changing sheets....?
who knows!