Sometimes, the answer is no

On the day that Brad Paisley’s new album has been released, I wanted to share my favourite Brad Paisley song – No. I love the words to this song. It is very easy to think that God isn’t listening if you are praying for something and it doesn’t seem like you get want you want, but God knows how your life should go, and sometimes, the answer is no. We just need to realise that this God has a plan, and everything will work...

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Road Trip

I was doing a training session for work today in Devizes. The Train Line website reckoned it would take 11 hours 59 minutes on the train, so I decided driving would be a better option(!) Devizes is about an hour from Bristol, so I drove down last night and am staying with my Uncle Alan until Sunday. I’ve not been to Wiltshire before, but it was lovely, and the people were so friendly – I even got called ma’am in Somerfields! I...

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Ouch…

I had one of my wisdom teeth taken out this morning. It wasn’t as painful as I expected, but it was very unpleasant! The anaesthetic injection wore off after a few hours so my jaw is aching now! I have another appointment in June, but at least I will know what to expect! On the plus side, my books had been delivered when I got home after work tonight, which I am really glad about. I finished reading the last Charlaine Harris book this...

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Must. Not. Buy. More. Books.

My room is already starting to resemble a library, but I seem to have a problem with buying more books. I find that the best places to buy books are the RSPCA shop in Pudsey (most fiction books are 25p each) or from The Book People. They often have good offers, and most books tend to be cheaper than Amazon or other shops. I particularly like the collections that they do, as it gives me chance to read books that I wouldn’t usually read...

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Decade of the Pitcher?

Congratulations to Justin Verlander on his no-hitter tonight, a fantastic game! I tuned in during the eighth inning, when he was still on track for a perfect game. That was broken up by a walk, but a no-hitter is a fantastic achievement! The excitement in the ballpark was amazing, but I can’t even begin to imagine what it is like for the players. I’m sure Verlander was about 50/50 excitement and nervousness. I’m equally sure...

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I know you want to stay in bed…

…but it’s light outside. That’s right folks, Wakey!Wakey! are coming to the UK for two dates, and guess who’s going to see them in Nottingham? Very, very excited! Frank is coming with me, and it is his first gig, so it is going to be really fun. I ordered some new Wakey Wakey music a couple of nights ago (narrowly missing out on the last copy of ‘Silent as a Movie’), and I am really loving it. If you want to...

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Now Reading: Jean Webster – Daddy Long-Legs

Firstly, I wanted to say how interesting I found The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman. I always find it hard to read books about the war, but we must never forget the terrible things that happened. This book was the true story of the author who managed to escape death against all odds, with help at the end from a German soldier, who was killed after the end of the war. Apparently the film of the book won a lot of awards, so I will be watching that...

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Chester Zoo

Yesterday I went on a day trip to Chester Zoo with my dad and brother. It’s a lot of walking so we booked an electric scooter for my dad, which he had a lot of fun using – especially when he turned the speed up to max to get away from us. The weather stayed really nice all day (I think I sunburnt my nose), and we all had lots of fun. I thought it might have been quieter with half term being over, but it was really busy – lots...

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Lillibrilliant?!

I gave up on posting game recaps when the White Sox gave up on winning, but I had to write a post about Brent Lillibridge in last night’s game against the Yankees. Last night’s game didn’t start until midnight UK time, so I only made it until the 5th inning before I fell asleep, but I saw the highlights (and the tweets) this morning. Brent Lillibridge made two amazing catches last night in the bottom of the ninth, to save the...

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter to everyone! It’s hard to pick one quote to sum up the sacrifice that was made for us, but this is what I was reading this morning: John 21:29 Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’ I also wanted to share a picture of the present my Uncle Alan brought me back from his holiday, hand carved in Costa Rica. 53.796773-1.649788

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Good luck to Frank!

My brother passed his aptitude test for entry into the RAF last week, with flying colours apparently – who knew he was so brainy?! He had an interview today, and if he gets through that stage, he then has to go through a medical and a physical test. We’ve all got all our fingers crossed for him that he gets through – we can all remember back to when he was younger and all he wanted to do was to be in the armed...

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New Camera

I caved and bought a new camera today, deciding on the Canon EOS 500D. I had read lots of reviews online and this one sounded good, and after going down to PC World to look at them, I decided on this one. I’ve not taken many pictures yet, I’m going out tomorrow to give it a test run. I did get a picture of the flowers that Vicky bought my Mum for Mother’s Day which I quite like.

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The Dragonfly

It was my Aunty Marjorie’s funeral today, and although the service was short, it was beautiful. The vicar told a story about water beetles, which I thought was a lovely way to describe death. We already know that God has promised us eternal life, and this was a great way to interpret that. “There was once a community of water beetles living in a little pond underneath the lily pads. Every once in a while, sadness would come to the...

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Mother’s Day

First of all – Happy Mother’s Day to the best mum in the world! 😀 I took my mum for a walk around Golden Acre Park this morning. The weather was so sunny, I could have stayed sat on the bench overlooking the lake all morning. When we got there it wasn’t too busy, I think a lot of people were still in bed, but it was very busy by the time we left at 11. I have always loved Golden Acre, we used to go there a lot with my Granny...

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