Sunday, 17 June 2018

Northern Tour!!

I've had a lovely couple of weeks visiting some friends in various places up north...some great walks, deep conversations and a few swims as well. Here's a few pics









Sunday, 27 May 2018

How to start and finish a week with the Core Team.

Last week I was meeting with the Core Team. This is a glimpse of how it started and finished.....

 Fruit
Argentine BBQ with friends, Paul and Wilma
But inbetween those times, there was a lot of hard work -- praying for all the country teams, finalising a strategic plan, and various other conversations.






Friday, 11 May 2018

London

I've been based in London for the last month or so- which included a wedding, and some great cherry blossom...

 As well as the Colour conference with lots of others from my church.
 And lots and lots of meeting up with friends. It's really great to see so many people again, and catch up with lives and news. I'm not much of a fan of selfies and don't take many photos but here's a couple that others have taken.

 And amongst all of that socialising, I've also been studying, as I've done the field research for my MA dissertation, and have begun to analyse all the results. This is what my desk looks like at the moment..... and I've got a few more days of this I think!




Easter in the UK

It's been a while since I blogged so I owe you a bit of a catch up. So my first weekend in the UK involved quite a lot of snow!!! It only happens in Devon about every 20 years, so it was nice to around at just the right time.!!



 And seeing as it was the weather for it, I enjoyed a couple of sea swims with my sister ... and lots of craziness with this lot...







Saturday, 17 March 2018

Crossing the Atlantic



I am back on solid ground! I’ve had a wonderful slow journey back to the UK on a cargo ship. To start off, I had a couple of days in Charleston, South Carolina, waiting for my boat – and saw this one from the marina – incredible size. 



When I did board the ship, I spent a good time just watching the process of loading and unloading the containers from my cabin window. Just like Jenga really!



The ship loading in front of us finished first, and got going…. It was amazing to see the tug boats – tiny by comparison-  spin the ship around so it was facing in the right direction – whilst the sun set over the river!











So – life on board  - as usual my best side was captured for the id badge!!






I was actually the only passenger on board so I got to choose my cabin. Here’s a quick peek inside – although I choose it because I knew I’d spent more time looking out the windows (this cabin had windows to the front and side) rather than what was inside the cabin.






The much anticipated onboard swimming pool looked like this….. lacking one essential element!






So I made do with the gym to keep fit





And walking up and down 4 flights of stairs for every meal (cooked by the French chef!)
And every day, at some point I went up to the Bridge to see what was going on (yes – still surrounded by ocean!) and take in the rainbows, and waves, and sunsets – none of which my photography skills do any justice to… but here’s my best attempts.












This first double rainbow was just behind us – it felt like we’d just sailed through it to arrive in Narnia! But then there were many more…










Yesterday, we came up the English Channel - very cool to see bits of the south Devon coast from a very different angle to normal!- with sun shining all the way - and we came into Southampton Port thismorning. Drove home in the snow!!!


 All in all I had a fantastic time! I’d recommend it to anyone!