Wednesday, November 16, 2005

We had a Christmas party at Church today, Father Christmas had a flat tyre somewhere between here and Botswana, so he gave me permision to borrow his suit and stand in... what fun - need to lose some weight to get down those chimneys though,

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Holidays are coming!

Just so you know... If you see us somewhere in the bundu, or racing towards Cape Town in the next few weeks this is our loyal friend and travelling companion: Goldbug. A Peugeot Partner Grand Raid.

Holidays are coming and we're planning another exploration of South Africa, this time heading down the West Coast, via Augrabies falls, the Cedarberg and then on to see the family in Somerset West. I dream of vacations.... Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I love the Church!

HOS 3:1 The LORD said to me, "Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an adulteress. Love her as the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes."

Sometimes I just wanna be a Fundamentalist, Evangelical, sacred Raisin Cake Loving, Bible Believing, Holy Ghost Baptised, Thrice Baptised, Charismatic.

Monday, November 07, 2005

This is the chapel at John Wesley College in Pretoria, where I will be studying next year... beautiful i'nit?

Sunday, November 06, 2005

the blurry end of year feeling

The idea of ‘end’ kind of blurrs.

The goal of this year has been my education… most of it practical ‘in the field’ I guess they call it.  Now – as the year draws to a close it is my task – job – calling – to reflect a bit on the lessons I’ve learned.

One significant and over riding factor this year has been my awareness of its brevity.  It all happened with an attitude of this too will pass.  A bit negative, but I am a soft and sentimental sort of person…  I have tried to keep myself from growing too close to those around me, but as I leave I find that I got close to them anyways.  

As I realise that I got close to them I realise that I missed the opportunity to invest in their friendships.

In my work I carried on with the attitude – ‘what difference can I make?  I’m only here for a year.’ But I realise that I have made some difference, I have done some thing… if I did it more intentionally would I have been more effective.

But, at the same time, I regret little.

Heather and I have had an almost honeymoon kind of year, our schedules have been quite flexible, although I have been away from home a lot we have managed to grow closer to each other; cementing our relationship, learning to understand one another…

Which reminds me… Its my turn to clean the toilets.