Monday, August 03, 2009

Things have slowed

So, June 13th saw Chris ask me to marry him!
What a wonderful, wonderful day.
I have spent a lot of time organising things, and missing him while he was in Uganda, and now it's the holidays and I am able to chill a little.
Many plans to put into action, but so excited to be travelling towards the day I get to start the rest of my life with the man I love more than anything.
Only 138 days to go!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Still waiting...

It's 3 days since my housemate got engaged, and while I'm pleased for her, I'm also quite envious that after only 2 months, she's got what I've been waiting for since Christmas. But, as a wise lady said to me, people will be more pleased with my betrothal because they've all been waiting for it too! She, on the other hand, is having to deal with the comments about how quickly it's all happened and the disapproving looks.

I'm trying ever so hard to be patient. I know it will be soon - he's told me it will be, but it's so much harder to wait when I'm seeing her organising her wedding already. Be patient and trust God. That's all I can do. I hate not being in control and having no say about things that concern me. Arrgh!

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Dear Laura
I am writing to inform you that you have been awarded a GTP place with the University of Southampton in partnership with your school.

That's right folks, I got in! All the stressing and worrying and hard work have paid off and they want to let me be a teacher. I am excited.

God is good!

I thought maybe I didn't really want to be a teacher after all, but I do, I really do. It was the old don't get excited and you can't get disappointed routine. And now I know I can do it. It will be hard, I know it will, but clearly teaching is a part of God's plans for me and He will help me through it.


And in other news - I managed the whole day at school today, though I still feel rubbish. And housegroup tonight. Which means that I need to go and read the passage we're studying. Mark 8:31 - 10:52 if anyone wants to follow.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Missed me?

I have returned. It's almost 4 and a half years since I last wrote on here. And I've missed it.

So, a basic summary of my life since September 2004:
- My best friend became a Christian.
- I went on holiday to Ireland.
- I worked for a year at Christ Church, doing Student work, Youth work, a Day Centre, admin and general dogsbodying.
- I went to Berlin with my family.
- I got a job as an LSA in a Secondary school.
- I went to Cornwall.
- Another of my best friends became a Christian.
- I was a bridesmaid for Eli and Don.
- I got turned down for a GTP.
- I taught a bit of Drama at school.
- I went on holiday to Paris with Emily.
- I found myself a wonderful boyfriend who adores me and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
- I have been teaching 2 English lessons a week.
- I've had interviews for the GTP at Southampton uni and now I'm waiting to find out if they want me.
- I've had the last 2 and a half days off work because of a horrid stomach bug.

There we have it. Feel better now?

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

World of Sven

Aha, World of Sven, a very funny blog I was introduced to by a good friend of mine. Well, it makes me laugh. Especially the Dear Pat letters. Don't read this if you have no sense of humour though - you might get mad!

And Sven, if you ever read this - I like your blog :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

The Prodigal Returns

I'm back!!!!
I got lost a while, in the confusion and busyness of the real world, but now I have returned to you my precious.
Am I welcome? Or must I do penance? I promise I shall make every effort to write at least every other day.
Forgive me.

Thank you :)

So, what have I been up to?
Interesting question.
I'm a grown-up now. Supposedly. I have a real job in any case which pays me real money so for the first time since I started uni in 2001 I don't have to worry about the necessity of starving to death.

I got a 2:1 in my degree. But I already told you that. Sorry - I'm getting old and losing my memory. Or perhaps it's all the time I spend with the old folk at the Day Centre. We're going on a day trip on Thursday - I'll tell you all about it when we get back. I hope I get to buddy Margaret. She's Scottish and lovely. I love old people. Not like that!!!

I suppose I ought to do some work now. I have to write 2 talks and I haven't done talks before so I have to work hard. Nearly lunch time though. Hurrah!

I'll check in again soon :)

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Long time no post!!!

Wow, I am useless. I've been back from Soul in the City for over a week now and I haven't posted. Throw things at me, go on...

Ow, not sharp pointy things!!!

Nothing that exciting has happened though so I can be forgiven.

Soul in the City was really good. I enjoyed my project which was cooking for the kids who came to clubs at a church. Cooking for 75 everyday!!! Wow, tiring but good fun. And God really sorted some stuff with me which was tough, but so needed. And He gave me some reassurance over my plans for the future.

7 days to go till my birthday :)