Thursday, 27 June 2013

Habit or Procrastination?

I finally had a haircut today.  I think it may have been a year since my last cut.  You just can't really tell with curls, which is a blessing and a curse.  It means that to look at my hair the split ends are hidden in all the texture.  But those same split ends cause nightmares of knots. 

I had been thinking of getting my hair cut for a while now, I just couldn't work up the energy to decide where to go.  I have to find a new hairdresser now that we've moved.  But this week J and I are back in our hometown so I booked an appointment to have my hair cut at my old hairdressers.  I never should have left it for this long.  It feels nice again, my head is lighter and the curls form better. 

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Out to the Zoo

Last weekend we went to the Zoo.  Our community of college students has organised Zoo membership cards to share among the families who wanted to participate.  We signed ourselves up and finally went last weekend.  Sharing the membership passes means that we're sharing the cost, we can go any time that we want provided no one else is using the passes, and we get cheap members parking at the zoo!

We made a day of it and spent most of the day there from when they opened to when they closed.  Okay, we slept in a bit and didn't get there until 11am, but hey, it was Saturday and it's a long drive to get there!

Here are some of the things we saw:

The giraffes are my favourite

Blue steel

Spoonbills are just so odd.  This one tried to bite people's fingers...

Look Eliza! a pelican and another pelican...

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

A year ago

A year ago my husband and I were in a chapel, making promises to each other that will last for the rest of our lives. A year later and we are in a very different place, but just as much in love.

Photo by Julius Zieleniecki
 Here are some of the things that have happened to us in the past year.

Monday, 17 June 2013

The perks of exams

We're in the middle of exams at college at the moment.  Well okay, it's only the start of exam week, but I've already have two exams, and have two more left, so it's the middle for me.

I've now done exams at three different institutions: my high school, my undergraduate university, and now Bible college.  The procedure has been different for each of them.  Of the three, college has been by far the best.  Let me tell you why.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Guess who's coming to dinner?

As I may have mentioned before, we are living in a community of students from Bible college, and one of the things we do is share meals together.  In summer we had weekly barbecues together at the big grassy backyard of some of the houses.  In winter we have 'Winter Dinners' which we organise with a roster to take it in turns to host or be guests, and hopefully by the end we have a chance to have dinner with each family.