Friday, June 30, 2006


Man. Friday. Where to begin...
Left the Queens Head at 1115...went to the Kebab kicked out at 0045...went to mine...sat in the living room until 0535! I still can't account for where that five hours of my life went, as we talked about more or less nothing for all that time. But it was very cool to hang out with people (Nicola, Anna, Mandy and Sam) one last time.
Then having got up and packed at about 1000 hung out again until about 1700...which was very cool, and then drove home.
I guess in some ways the coolest thing was being sad (sorry, i tried not to be!) but it kind of being ok. Knowing that God holds me in the palm of His hand, that His plans and purposes and ways are so much better than mine, that His will is perfect and brilliant. Knowing that as i drove home was cool.
Knowing that i wouldn't change a thing in my last week at Reading at all. Nothing. Thats very cool.

i think of you and all the things you do and in my head i make a picture


My last ever RUCU meeting as a student...being surrounded by people who i love, who i know and who excite me. Going to the Queens Head after for the last time...

i am the king of illiterature

Thursday, June 29, 2006


Many things could've made it here...the Cex day away or our Cell + extras bar-b-q (great, now anna is stealing my thoughts) in general...
Or Anna thinking about doing Relay next year, or my last night out at 360...
But, Dave Lomath, a guy who i love and wish i'd spent more time with asked me to be an Usher at his wedding next year...woo! This obviously sent me into a crashing emotional shutdown (and man, i don't even really know what an usher wonder i can't cope with the Gospel!) So yeh, roll on the 8th September 2007!

you'll find me in the back room

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Driving home from playing proper 11 a side football on the astroturf, looking back at a cool last couple of days, looking forward to Heather's bar-b-q this evening...just feeling really happy.
And, and finding my Nirvana rarities tape in my car...that was pretty sweet too!

this is the sound of settling

Monday, June 26, 2006


The very smart redesign of my real blog (thanks Bish)
Dinner for RUCU graduates going into full time Christian work next year was really cool. (thanks bish)
Driving back from the Bishs' with Ceryn buried under cardboard boxes in the back of my car...LOL

disgraced the family name

Sunday, June 25, 2006


The Church prayer meeting! Woo!

all aboad the victory stop Gelsenkirchen

Saturday, June 24, 2006


The whole Reading Family Church students day was great. It was especially cool to have two of my favourite preachers, nay, my favourite people speaking. A cool way to start the end to the year, if that makes any sense. It was really good times.

what about lionel?

Friday, June 23, 2006


Me and Bish were walking round the Arborfield countryside, talking about how to count it all as loss, how to live remembering that all this world is fading away. We came round a corner and there was a long road infront, dissapearing into the distace. It as good.
(the worst part of my day were the words 'and neighbours will return after wimbledon' boo hoo)

ceryn lives in a machine that steals my thoughts

Thursday, June 22, 2006


Me and Jess gatecrashed the Evange team Bar-b-q (sorry!) and ended up being the last ones there.
Sitting in the garden in the sun, listening to the meat sizzle, to lazy conversation, fighting to be content in God alone. It was good.

on the cusp of illness


It was cool at Alpha and the CU ball. Good times with good friends. Photos coming soon.

last year next year now?

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Randomly bumped into Tigz in the Oracle this afternoon...that was really random, and very cool!
Walking along Reading High Street eating a pastie pretending i was in Newlyn on the way to my grandparents house. Good times.

bring the pirates home

Monday, June 19, 2006


The whole 'our results are out this afternoon so lets support eachother by having fun' ambience that was around our house this morning. Lots of stupid jokes, followed by cricket with an umbrella an an apple, and then 'hit the chimney with the apple'. It was daft but class. Much like my house overall really!

twenty two

Sunday, June 18, 2006


The warm morning sun hitting my face as i left the house for church.
Spending the whole afternoon with guys from CU and church. Good times.
The moment when the first burst of prayer turned into 'thank you Jesus for loving me' at this evenings prayer meeting. Realising i'd made the right choice to come instead of stopping in and watching France Vs South Korea.

thursday doesn't even start

Saturday, June 17, 2006


My 'Riquelme' back heel to Karen playing football.
Karen's 'Nedved' lay off for my first goal.


Friday, June 16, 2006


Ceryn getting a 2:1 (woo!)
Sitting in the sun outside Dolche with Bish in the sun. Reflecting, looking forward, rejoicing...



I thought it would be Peter Crouch's goal (that was certainly when my vocal chords got their excercise!) or lunch with Jess but tonights RUCU topped it.
Worshipping in the light of Romans 8:1-17 was really special.
As was the continuing warmth i feel from Surrey people. As in joking to Gemma and Naomi about whether they'd found a house for me....and then finding out that they'd actually been looking!
Grace is amazing, and right now, my mind can not deal with it, so it's going to sleep.


Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Studying Habakkuk's been great. To be praying in my 'quiet time' this morning in the light of the LORD being my joy, my security...just everthing was great. So liberating. There was real joy there.

like tolstoy but better

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Walking to Reading station chatting mission with Tim, realising that RUCU is in safe hands. (even if it did mean i missed my train)

The sen-sa-tional baguette i had at Reading station (even if it was only because i'd missed my train)

Just enjoying being part of God's kingdom, on MSN, reading blogs, bumping into people on campus (1954 Ceryn...1954!)

she says she's not good with words, but i'm worse

Monday, June 12, 2006


Walking round Tescos with my Grandad realising that yes, i am a sinner, and that yes, God does still love me.
Having my car serviced/fixed by the people at Risboro' garage. Now it feels like it wants to be driven, rather than being coerced into transporting me from A to B.
Deleting my Bebo account (woo!)


The view south-west across the chilterns from my house last night as the sun sank lower and lower. God is awesome!

Saturday, June 10, 2006


Catherine: (little sister) 'gosh, this trout is good'

Me: 'gosh yes...maybe when we've eaten it we can go for a bike ride, eat macaroons as the sun goes down and then all go back to Uncle Quentin's'

Mum: 'are you talking famous five?'

Catherine: (adopts cheeky friendly/insolent tone) 'yes mummy, because we don't have an Uncle Quentin'

Friday, June 09, 2006


1) Driving home down the A 404 listening to New Order 'World in Motion', enjoying the sun, and thinking about winning the world cup. I really got goosebumps.

arriverdirci it's one on one

2) Eating dinner outside in the sunshine with my family. Top stuff.

back in lacey green


Got an email from Danutia, which was so encouraging and helpful and quoted a lot of CS Lewis at me. I must read more of his books!
I love the fact that me and Drew can have a conversation about something and both know exactly whats going on without ever mentioning the actual subject.

in the dusk outside mojos

Cheers guys.

Thursday, June 08, 2006


Standing in the Chappy with Annie and Luke rubbing fake tan on ourselves as our intended target had left...don't even think about asking!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


So, i'm aware that this is turning into a series of remembered times with people rather than singular moments as Becci had earlier planned, but thats ok isn't it?
Today was cool because i got to dig into the end of Joel with Danutia. Now any time spent in the Bible is cool, especially with a good friend, but it was really cool and retro to be doing it with Nu with view to leading cell this evening. It was like we were freshers again.
Also what was cool was sitting in the sun in Nicola's garden, eating meat that was not mine, then eating marshmallows covered in melted chocolate, then just chilling out and chatting in the sun.

I'm increasingly aware of how much i'm going to miss these times.


Homer: Let the bears pay the bear tax...i pay the Homer tax

Lisa: Home OWNErs tax Dad...

Monday, June 05, 2006


Headed off to Harrow with Drew and Katie to see Dave. Really really good times.
I think the perfect moment was sitting in a pub patio in Harrow on the Hill, it was in a pedestrianised area so really quiet and peaceful. Great to be totally chilled woth good friends, great to be able to have conversations which go from serious to tears-of-laughter in a sentance!

Saturday, June 03, 2006


A day full of coolness...churchs mens breakfast at the california country club in Finchampstead, which was A) delicious B) in a tremendous setting, watching England win 6-0 with good company at Scott's house, enjoying the sun in his garden, playing football again in about half an hour...but there was one moment that topped it all.

Driving back this morning through Barkham, bright sunshine, lovely setting, me and Tuck singing 'Majesty' really loudly, windows open...that was cool.

Friday, June 02, 2006


Waking up, seeing the sun outside, realising that it'd be warm enough outside to wear shorts, and that i'd be spending most of the morning in the Bible, first ith Bish, then at Cell Training, and the afternoon with the guys planning Freshers Week.
Being the only one in the house and singing 'how lovely is your dwelling place' really loudly inside as a result!

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Good, in fact great to wake up this morning not feeling mardy, so that'd be a enough for starters.
Finding huge lumps of toblerone in the bottom of my shakeaway cup...woo!
The sun coming out while i was in Reading, and it finally being warm enough outside to not wear a hoodie.
And this of course...peter crouch is a cutting edge hero!
Off out dancing with Drew, Nikki and Arwen later...yeh, that'll be cool.


One of the reasons i like tnis idea is that it makes me keep my eyes open for things during the day, it makes me aware of what's happening in my day. So here goes:

Bumping into Annie on campus and ending up going with her to the lunchtime prayer meeting. It was retro style walking to the chappy with her...and she said she thought of me like a brother, which was lovely!
The view south west from the top of Ennerdale Road on my walk to church cell as the sun cleared the cloud away...wicked, it stopped me in my tracks.
The amazing fellowship at church cell, really shaking me out of my malaise.
Turning up at Drews at 2330 and staying for two hours. Feeling totally safe to express myself and my opinions. My hopes, my dreams and my fears. Being encouraged, and i hope, encouraging.

I know i'm only supposed to have one, but i like all the cool little aspects that make my day good!