Tuesday, February 07, 2006

A Wonderful Man and Other Stories

It's Dave and my 2 year anniversary - awwww :o) and I got flowers!! Not just any flowers I might add, but 12 very beautiful red roses, completely unexpectedly. (This picture is not these particlar ones, but a previous bunch, as I have no means of photography or transfer onto computer at work so can't photograph todays lovely arrival). They are beautiful, and although he is naughty for spending his money, I love and appreciate them very much. Thank you Dave, I love you.

Ok, slushy bit over, I promise. Oooo, except to say that on Sunday it was 6 months to go until our big day - being inside the 6 month barrier is very nice!

Right, actually moving on, had a lovely lovely weekend. Friday night I was feeling rough , and Dave came to dinner on his way down to Guildford for the weekend. But being the very wonderful man he is he stayed for the night (in my spare room!) just to be there for me, which I also appreciated beyond belief! Then Saturday morning he headed down to Guildford and I went on the Christianity Explored Day away. It was great to catch up with the students I'd had on my table last term, especially a couple of girls who travelled over from London every Thursday, but go to a different church on a Sunday so who we don't get to see. It was a great looking at the various aspects of life as a Christian. Very challenging, yet hugely encouraging at the same time. God has made so many wonderful provisions for us, in His church, the Bible, the opportunity to pray, and of course His Holy Spirit. What a good thing He doesn't leave us to stumble along on our own!

Then I headed down to Guildford to visit Cat. Much fun and laughter had at their house as her 3 lovely housemates were heading out to their department ball looking beautiful. And they still did 6 hours later when they returned and Cat and I were still up chatting - achievement!

Sunday it was great to be back at Millmead - I miss those people so much, and the teaching and music is ACE! And Ali and Marianne (whose wedding we went to in September and who now live up North) were there too - the last people we expected to see, so that must be the best surprise of the weekend. More time spent with the ladies at number 18, and a visit to see Dan, Sarah, baby Hannah and bump!! Very exciting :-) Baby Hannah has grown up so much, and can't really be called 'baby' any more so I shall have to leave that habit behind me! It was great to catch up with them though, they are so wise and have such an insight into Dave and I it's almost scary, but I shall always appreciate their wisdom and care for us, it's been a real encouragement.

Rubbish, this was only meant to be a quick post, sorry everyone. Let me just leave you with the news that Surrey CU are having their events week this week (specific info on the website, link somewhere there -->), so please pray that God would be working in the hearts and lives of those hearing the gospel this week, and that His kingdom might be extended! Thanks all.

Coming soon, pictures of Ali and Marianne's wedding, as I finally got them off Cat! Wait in eager anticipation...

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A true child of the '90s!

I've received this as an email from several people now, and it's really quite fun, but I wanted to refrain from filling up random inboxes with my unwanted nostalgic moments. So I've inflicted them on you lot instead!

Anybody under the age of 15 should not re-send this. Just because you were born in '91 or '92 doesn't mean you're a 90s kid. It's not like you could remember some of the original Simpsons.

(I've emboldened the ones that apply to me and suggest you do the same so we can share the shame - er, I mean nostalgia!)

You know you're a 90's kid if...

1.You can sing the rap to "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air" - I'm ashamed already (and yes, I mean ALL of it!)

2.You've worn leggins and felt stylish.

3.You yearned to be part of the Baby-Sitters club.

4.You use to love playing with your MY Little Pet Shop.

5.You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons. Oh yeah - today's youth don't know what they're missing

6.You wore a ponytail on the side of your head and had scrunchies. - and my sister did do the ponytail thing - man, we were cool!

7.You remember reading "Goosebumps". - Think I only read it once cos it freaked me out, but I remember everyone else in the world loving them!

8.You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, wax off".

9.You have pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf. - Well, why?!

10.You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school. :-)

11.You remember the craze then the banning of yo-yo's.

12.You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence - am very good at controlling it now!!

13.You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green Ranger were meant to be together. - SOOOOO true

14.You collected pokemon cards.

15.You wore socks over leggings scrunched down.

16.YOU wore leggings. - And looked COOL!

17.You knew what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare".

18.You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell". - such a good show

19.You played and or collected "Pogs". - I still have them :-D (but don't tell Dave, shhhh...)

20.You used to pretend to be a MIGHTY MORPHIN Power Ranger.

21.You had at least one GigaPet, Tamagotchi or Nano and brought it everywhere

22.You watched the ORIGINAL Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles

23.Yikes pencils and rubbers were amazing

24.You remember when the new Beanie Babies were always sold out. - so much so that I never had one :-(

25.You used to wear those stick on earings, not only on your ears, but at the corners of your eyes.

26.You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

27.You thought it would be so cool to be Alex Mack.

28.You know the Macarena by heart. - there are people out there who don't?

29."Talk to the hand" ... enough said.

30.You thought Brain from 'Pinkey and the Brain' would finally take over the world.

31.You were made to wear a pair of leggings with the straps on the bottom. - MADE, so the operative word in that sentence

32.You owned at least one Bum Bag - must have had 3 or 4, but they were mostly used for 10 tors training!

33.You collected tazos.


35.2 words ... SPICE GIRLS... - never owned an album though - phewf for small mercies after my pitiful show in this. I never knew I was such a child of my time!!