Friday, November 21, 2008

I like...


Go here, it'll changed your whole outlook and life and things and people.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ups and downs...

not doing well at the mo...

life is just really hard sometimes. and it doesnt try cover up or pretend that it isnt hard, its just blatantly hard.


i need some hope that the things will be smoothed out...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Could you please be more or less specific...

So things at the moment have all slowed down, finished with camps, finished with bible school, and here I am at home in my pink love heart pjamas blogging :) its positively lovely to be so relaxed, but at the same time my mind has started to analyse things, most things, and I seem to be being sucked into my mind, needing to get out to get some perspective on things, remind myself that my world is not the world.
but then at the same time, I havent just 'thought' for a long time. maybe I do it on purpose for this very reason, that thinking makes me down and I get stuck in my own head...
meanwhile this blog is not making much sense for you innocent bystanders reading it...
meanwhile, this is just today, im sure tomorrow will deliver lovely packages of wonderful things :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The man walking his dog

I'm a Youth intern at my church. And part of being a youth intern is that I do 'bible in schools' at Rotokauri School every tuesday morning, which is so much fun, even at the early hour.
And so I battle the traffic from my house over to the other side of town every tuesday, and every tuesday morning without fail I see a man walking his dog. He's quite an elderly man, in his 60s perhaps, and everytime a car drives past he waves to them. At first I assumed that he knew the people in the car he waved to, untill he waved to me. The first time i was like huh? Then I realised that he waves to every car. He waves to every person he sees driving along that country road, perhaps being the first hello of the day for most, I know he is for me. This may seem really random, and it kinda is, but he has been on my mind for a month now and I just had to get my thoughts and sightings out there.
So thankyou, man walking your dog.
You're the reason shreads of true community and genuinely good people still exist in this day and age :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Things to do in novemeber...

Novemeber is my free month! where things settle down ministry wise which is sad, beacuse its been amazing, but now i get to do a few lovely things for me again again...heres what im thinking so far:

Going to shows with Chrissy
Re-doing my room, perhaps making a duvet cover
Taking lots of Photos
Spending time with my mum, lunch at scotts
Teaching Kelsi how to play guitar
Email Jess in England
Paint my nails
Read books
Get new Frankie/other wonderful magizeens
Start running
Hanging with my Stomp girls
Spend time with the boy
Look for Amanda and Jeremy's wedding presents
Give my room a really good clean
Get a haircut
Babysit my nephew/neice, take them out for fun with their aunty

...hmm any other suggestions?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Our delivery man Dwaine

Dwaine is our delivery guy at diva. He is actually amazing.
Always so lovely and happy, and gets worried when it's just me on a monday and theres 4 boxes to unload, asking if im going to be ok and if i have someone else coming in to help.
Life is a bit of a stressful time at the mo, then Dwaine comes in this morning, just being his normal neat self bringing diva boxes of joy, and all of a sudden i think i may just be able to exist through the rest of the days comings.
Thanks Dwaine, you light up my life.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The week

Wow, big week.
Had kids camp which was amazing. So much fun, laughs, games, God moments and friends.
I also went down the hydro slide at narrows for the first time! (like 5 or six camps later! jeez) it was wonderful.
But am totally wasted now. 
Found my new fave worship song though, 'the anthem' by Planet Shakers, amazing. If you haven't heard it, go on youtube and do it, you'll never be the same again.
Kids teach you so much. It's funny how we were all once kids, and were fresh and honest and genuine... what happened? did we forget? 
apologies for the disjointed thoughts, fatigue is setting in.
off for a quick nap then work tonight :s
ciao x

Hallelujah, you have won the victory
Hallelujah, you have won it all for me.
Death could not hold you down,
You are the risen king
Seated in majesty,
You are the risen king

cutie tootie

happy boys

Monday, September 29, 2008

Heres to you.

Haven't been here for a little while, life has caught me and sucked me in for a bit but I'm out now, silly life tsk tsk tsk. Last week was nice, handed in my assignment yay,! had breakfast with Chrissy, lovely lovely... and then just jazzed around.
In heart, I'm not a jumping up and down cheering supporter of summer... but i have been liking a few tidbits of what summer brings, such as nectarines and strawberries. Pretty scarves, dinner parties and late night picnics. And how for some reason everyone has less road rage and anger in general. They all start to pull out their colored clothing and jandals and just smile. There must be something in people that just closes down when there's bad weather....i wish we could be like this all year round...i myself love winter and rain.... but oh well.
My dad gave me an amazing present this last week, he is
so generous.  I am continually blown away by my families generosity, 
I am on a mission to be like them. Dad said to me that it was a tool that i can use in ministry to serve God to the best i can... thankyou Dad, i will.

Here's to you Dad, summer, nectarines and strawberries and the people :)

[a few things of summer]

Sunday, September 21, 2008


I'm just loving the people at the moment. Not like romantically in love with everyone, but just really enjoying the people that have been put in the little basket that is my life.
My sister popped into to the office just now, she makes me laugh like no one else. My other sister is hilarious in her own unique way also. I love how my mum gets into hysteric fits of laughter and we end up cryin
g with stomach cramps over the silliest of things. Cheree whom I share an office with just makes me laugh and cry. We discu
ss matters that I cant really with anyone else. My dad, he's neat. Bizzle makes me happy, esp. when she's bitter, but I love her just in general. And just meeting new people this year like Amanda, who's my Gilmore girls partner! who knew there were others were as obsessed as I? 
Jess who just gets me, I say one word and he's like "yeah" -sigh-
and the boy, who brings me roses and buys me jewelry, and Frankie and who is just the best thing since sliced bread.
Aunty's who encourage and help me question, affirm and contemplate, connecting tragedies and times of absolute glee in life ,helping it all make snippets of sense.

Here's to the people who make these days wonderfully diverse... Love you all.

p.s if i missed you out, its not because you aren't important, you are. this is just a tiny part.

mum and I...

me and bizzle...

sez cat...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bits and bobs...

I had a deep fried moro bar! (see first post) Tick that one off the list. Bizzle and I were having a sleepover, watching summerheights high (hilarious!) and the holiday (beautiful), and we popped down to the cute dinsdale shops and purchased one deep fried moro bar for $2. It nearly turned out to be a deep fried snickers bar, but the cute little asian man started vigorously fossicking around the shop and found us a moro bar! Thanks little asian man, you saved the day :)

Things to do:
. write assignment
. fill out uni forms
. sit in sun and read frankie that the lovely boy bought me
. excercise
. suss out my hectic october calendar
. and church later...

...right, better hop to it

just read this weeks post this one...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Have you ever felt like things are just good?

Yesterday they were. I was driving in the car with Dave, off to get noodle canteen for dinner (which was exactly what i felt like). I was the perfect temperature (which is quite uncommon as i am normally quite a cold creature). The perfect song was playing on the radio (ghosts and lullabies by mumsdolla). I was exactly where i wanted to be, with whom i wanted to be with. God was with me here, which is the most incredible, indescribable feeling in itself... and then i saw it.....
                 The most amazing sunset i've seen all winter. 

I love moments like these, so liberating. 

These are the ones to cherish always... 

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I'm making a list of things  I love, want to do, or do more of.... 
                                       in no particular order, here's what I've got so far:

. more jesus time, throughout the day

. taking photos, photography

. dave

. family

. have more sleepovers

. go op shopping

. blowing bubbles

. read, and widen my horizons

. make things, sew, paint, bake (or learn how) etc

. write letters

. music- making, listening, discovering

. have flowers in my room

. make another wall collage

. picnics, maybe in the middle of a roundabout?

. exercise

. eat a deep fried moro bar

. rollerblading

. road trips

. hire golf buggies and go on missions

. movie marathons

. kumara fries, and new york cheese cake
. scott's epicurean

. opening new boxes at work

. love more

. gilmore girls

. spending time with friends

. post secret

. divine intervention

. laughing

. fiji, my kids in the slums

and many more...