Monday, 30 August 2010


Having just returned from Swannage with the family I can confirm I love camping. I love the fact that I can really get in touch with nature, not have computers/email to keep me busy. I love the fact I can carry my life on my back.

Most of all I love the fact I can really get in touch with God through nature. It is so amazing how much beauty is in things we just pass by.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Phone happens

So I go to work, put my phone on keylock, put it in my bag.

My shifts started at 2pm and finished at 6pm.

When I finish I find a miss call and a text from a random number: "Hi you rang me, I do not know who this is?"

So I check my call list and hey hey there is a outwards call to this number at 3:14pm.

Now when I finished my shift my phone was in the same place still on keylock.

No-one was in the staff room at 3:14pm, everyone was on the shop floor.

Any ideas?

Sunday, 8 August 2010


I must admit I was apprehensive when starting to watch the new BBC series Sherlock. However after the three episodes I am impressed. For a new BBC drama (of which there have been far too few in the last couple of years) it is very well done. Yes it has flaws and yes it can be predictable, however it kept me gripped for a total of 4.5 hours over the last three weeks.

I look forwards to the next season.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Fast Food

Does anyone else have this problem:

So I decide that I feel like some fast food, a pizza or a takeaway or something. So I head into a fast food chain and buy some food.

I eat it, it tastes great.

However six or seven hours later I can still taste part of the the last mouthful...

Please tell me its not just me..

In other news the new Milky Bar TV advert is all filmed in York. The reason being that is the home of nestle in the uk.

Thursday, 5 August 2010


Following on from yesterdays post about possesions. I had another thought.

If it had been my Bible that had been lost, what emotions would I feel then. In England a Bible is worth around £20 (translation dependant), so in terms of money the loss would not have been great. However to some loosing their Bible would be putting there lives at risk.

In some parts of the world today, Bibles can still not be freely read or traded. So if you lost your Bible, it would not be as simple as going down to your local bookshop to pick up a new one.

The Bible should be our bread and butter. It should be something we depend on and in some parts of world, worth risking your life for. I know I for one would not be willing to die for £20.

I suggest you all read God Smuggler, it is an amazing book which covers a real life example of places where Bibles can not be bought.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


Recently I managed to step on my mp3 player. Now at first I thought, "Ah no problem, my mp3 player has been through far worse, a river in the isle of skye, overcharing, factory resets, the works...". Unfortunatly I was wrong, as it so happens my weight ontop of a said device caused the screen to crack. Luckily I found a replacement screen and managed to fix it.

Now if that was not enough, my 22" monitor decided to stop working. Once again "luckily" it was covered by warantee.

But all of this got me thinking, when Jesus says to the rich man in the Bible to give up everything in order to follow him, how much are we willing to do the same. I know that when these two items worth a couple of hundred between them broke I was devistated, however what is a couple of hundred compared to the riches in heaven.

Do we as people living in cosy worlds really understand what it means to surrender to God?

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Big Brother

So I am sitting in my Grandmas living room mindlessly browsing the internet...and on the tv is Big Brother.

From just listening to it, it is so bad I cannot believe people actually watch it. But then on the other hand I can because it is addictive rubbish...

On a final note, my Grandma does not watch Big Brother, she is not in the room.

Monday, 2 August 2010


I like trains. I like the overground variety more than the underground one. This is simply because most times I have been on a underground train has been in London. Ever wondered what a sardine feels like when it is in a tin? Just travel on the tube. Overground trains on the other hand are most likely to be spacious and you get a reserved seat.

But the main reason I like trains is due to the fact you know where to get off, on a bus you do not.