Monday, 30 December 2013

10 reasons I loved 2013

Every year people start the new year with the thought of "this year is going to be my year". And then the year happens, and it has its usual highs, and lows, and usually balances out in the end. Well not this year for me. This year, for me was the best one. It was one with so many milestones and amazing things. This year is one I wont be forgetting in a hurry.

To get you to realise this, I need to let you in on the reasons why this year has been so amazing. I have put, in no particular order, 10 reasons why this year was my year.

1, My beautiful Motherdear turned 50. We did her a little surprise party, and she loved it. We also went to visit the big bro in Wales, and I loved it. I love my family, and because she didn't have the best 40th, it was amazing to see her happy and doing something she really really loves for her 50th!

2, So the first half of this year, I worked as a youthworker, with the most amazing youth. They impacted my life more than I did theirs. I loved every second of it, and I miss them now, so much.

3, My bestie in the whole wide world came back from being in Africa for a year, working with people out there, teaching children, delivering babies. I am so proud of the person she has become, and what she did out there, but boy! I was so happy to get her back!

4, I got a sister! The big bro got married, and I blubbed the whole time. I was so proud of both of them, and I'm so proud of the man my bro has become. He is my fave 23 year old man, defo.

5, I started Uni! I've been going to a bible college in the beautiful English hills, and whilst it's hard work being a student, I've met so many amazing people! I honestly don't know how I got so blessed to meet so many fricking brilliant people. People that put a smile on my face, and bring light to my life.

6, I found a boy who is incredible. A boy who makes me feel like I'm the only girl. A boy who I can be a goof with. A boy who is hot, yet he's such a cutiepie. A boy who listens to me get stressy over the little things, then sits with me to cheer me up. A boy who isn't afraid to tell me when I'm being an idiot. A boy who loves Jesus just as much as I do. A boy who I love.

7, My 11 year old brother started high school! How did he get so big?! In my head he's still a chirpy 4 year old obsessed with Duplo.

8, I went to a Christian festival, Momentum, and it was so overwhelming. I let so many things that weren't good for me go, and got so much closer to God. It was good.

9, Motherdear met a man, who she loves. He's amazing, and we all love him. He's such a good person to be there for the boys, and I'm so happy for her.

10, And finally, Jottings of Love. I started this blog in June, because I want to remember all the little things. The things that I usually forget about. I want to read back over things, and think, "Yeah, that was a really good time", and I really felt this year I've been able to do this, with the help of this blog, and I'm so looking forward to the next year, aaaand documenting it here!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Last day

So for the last day of my first term at uni,  I ate lots of chocolate, hoovered around the feet of the boys that were hanging out in our room - Jon, James, Joe, and watched Bugsy Malone, WITH SING-A-LONG!! Forgot how good it was.
Ended the academic year in style!

Now for the last of Christmas shopping with these monsters.....

Thursday, 12 December 2013

All nighter essay writing..

So after a stressful week of trying to write a research paper on election, predestination and how it relates to the Christian doctrine of salvation, and then linking it to the evangelistic task of the church. Yeah I don't understand it either, and I've written 2000 words on it...

Last night, Lizzie my roommate, Jon, Jimmy and I decided to stay up super late to finish our papers. It was a lot of fun. Jon finished at 3:30, lucky whatsit, but Jimmy, Lizzie and I stayed awake, alert and enthusiastic for the whoooole night, and we FINISHED! Booom!!

Highlights include:

  • Lizzie and I being slugs on the library at 5am.
  • Jimmy walking down the hall way, swinging his arms, singing MJ's Bad.
  • Having a dance session to Heather Smalls' Proud, after we'd finished at 6am.
  • Watching 2 sessions of Miranda because we'd finished by 6, but had 2 hours to spare because breakfast starts at 8, and we wanted to catch breakfast!
  • Having a full English, and being the most awake for breakfast I've been everrrr.
I love my friends. Special bigup to Jon and Joe, who made me feel better when I was stressed and sad.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Today was a good day....

This morning I followed Josh around after spending last night hiding all his left shoes. We sent him off on a wild goosechase around the campus, with clues, to get him back for pranking me a few weeks ago.
Then lunch was tomato and basil soup. It's the little things in life.
Then I went and had a tea at the local café with Rosie and Kirsty.  I had teapigs winter spice tea. It was amazing. So cinnamony. Don't even care if that's not a word, I can't stop thinking about how good that tea was. So fitting for coming up to Christmas!
Then I rang ma big bro, and we had a long chat.

Then we decided to go on into the student lounge and watch the proposal, then we got kicked out because some other people wanted to watch Hazza Potter after. So we decided to go to Morrisons and then McDonalds.
Then we came back and watched What Happens in Vegas - one of my faves.

That was my day.  It was relaxing and a lot of fun. Sometimes you need days like that!