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Thursday, June 29, 2006

28/365

Waking up in my new flat for the first time...

Spending time with friends in the park...playing frisbee with Alex

Alex helping me move furniture...thanks soooo much

Going to CU yay...missed CU so much

27/365

Surprising Ceryn by coming to Reading and not telling her...seeing her reaction when I told her that Kat knew hehehe...

Being able to find a ticket for Karan (a friend of mine) for the union...making her soooooo happy!!

Going to the union woooohoooo yay it was good...second time with Ceryn in a year!!

26/365

Sleeping pretty much all the way home from Marseille...except for when I had to get off the plane and changing trains!!

Monday, June 26, 2006

25/365

God making me understand once more that He's in control!!!

24/365

Going to The Red Lion pub in Marseille to watch the match after being in the sun for the past 4hours... havin a pint of cider and black...meeting a guy from Luton who now lives in Marseille!!! Fun stuff...

Lazy day

Yesterday (sunday), was such a lazy day... I woke up, got ready to go to the beach and spent all day just lying in the burning sun and in the sea...it was great...well I did get bored...so I decided to for a walk on my own... it was much needed...well I discovered The Red Lion pub...obviously a British pub so decided to go in, as the match was playing it gave me something else to do!!! I sat there staring at the screen... thinking GO ENGLAND but also how I missed England, I missed the people (maybe not chavs tho lol), peoples manners and just the culture in general...it's so different here...people are so lazy and they don't really care about anything... you don't get I.D'd to get into a pub or a club...you can't even cross on a zebra crossing, the cars never stop!!!! I just find that this place has no respect whatsoever for anything!!! Even the seagulls are crazy!!!!Oh well lol...
We went out in the evening for dinner: Steph, Sammy, Sophie and me... I had prawns hmmmm then paella hmmmm... it was good!!!
Today was the day I was coming back... I was quite looking forward to seeing Zarah and just generally being back. Well I kind of missed my plane... ooops so i'm coming back tomorrow...gte to spend another hot night in Marseille...
I was on the coach going to the airport and I knew I was going to miss the plane... started praying...I just calmed down straight away... got to the airport and I had missed check-in...the nice lady found me a place on the flight tomorrow!!! It was the last one!!! God is awesome!!!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

23/365

Making Stephanie laugh so much that she started crying haha...that was good... and ooooo havin a massive haagen dazz (however you spell it) hmmm it was good...looking at the harbour infront of me :)
(yes i'm still wearing my summer ball bracelet thingy)

Still in Marseille

Well the days are flying by and I wish I could do more but well I fele bad saying what I want to do and it's annoying. That's why I like doing things like on my own so that I can go and do what I want...but nevermind...I'm having a good time. The weather is still great and I've been to the beach twice, been clubbing, been to an Irish pub, observed France winning the match France vs Togo, been shopping, been walking a lot, met a lot of people and even people i'd never thought i'd meet again!!!
In 2002 I was going out with Billy, Zarah's dad, and we went to the beach once back in Mauritius, with his old friends....I never saw those friends again and well Billy I'd rather not know what he's up to...anyway...I came to Marseille qnd only met one of the guys who were there at the beach that day!!!nearly wow 4 years later!!! We laughed a lot... talked a lot about that day at the beach and also about Billy...We had a great time last night clubbing and all that..
Ha...when we were in this club there was this English girl/lady lol...so so so drunk and just approaching every guy she saw I was like dude!!!! Had to tell my friends the English are not like that really!!! oh dear!!! lol
Well I'm having a great time here...missing the British culture hehe but it's good!!! Remy(French dude), Steph, Me hehe

22/365

Listening to my favorite songs on a packed beach...being nosey and looking at everyone lol...having a swim in the warm sea...going to an Irish pub(people took me there)...saw what the French are like when France is playing a world cup match and especially what they are like when they win!! Oh and also me shouting ENGLAND around loads of Frenchies!!!

21/365

Falling asleep on the beach...hot sun shining on me...sound of the waves crashing onto the sand...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Being in Marseille

Oh yes i'm in Marseille...trying to write using a french keyboard which is not very easy!!! Nothing is where you think it is!!!
The weather is great..hopefully it'll stay like this. I arrived yesterday, it was "music day" so there was a lot happening in the streets. We walked around til 3 am it was really fun. I met some of Stephanie's friends...they are quite cool.
Oh...something not so cool happened to me...when I got my suitcase it was in pieces...the zip was ripped the plastic was cĂ´mpletely broken..it was not good...now I might have to buy a new one or even bring my stuff back in a bin bag haha
I've been a good brit....singing some good old football songs and shouting ENGLAND haha!!!
I'm so glad i speak french even if it's with an english accent..dunno how i would have sorted my luggage problems hehe.
Over and out for now

Separated at birth

Tom from Sherfield and Sammy from Marseille....

20/365

Please do excuse me for missing out one day, i was so busy that I completely forgot to write.
Walking in the little streets in Marseille and finding a Christian group signing "His love endures forever" but in French!!! Then a little girl handing out John's Gospel!!! Just singing along thinking How amazing is our God!!!

Monday, June 19, 2006

19/365

Sorting out stuff for my flat and just seeing how God is totally in control...remembering how amazing He is and how His plan is great!!

18/365

Just sleeping hehe without little Zarah waking me up...Spending time with Alex and watching tv in bed:)

17/365

The summer ball!! It was good!! Hehe..just nice to see people I know all dressed up for the occasion!! Having a fun time till 6.30-7ish in the morning!!

Friday, June 16, 2006

16/365

Going to Mc Donalds with mum and Zarah and Zarah looking at the M on my sandwich box and saying "I'm lovin' it" hahaha

Well Done

A big well done to Ceryn for her remarkable results...didn't really think she'd make it hahaha joking!!!
Good one dude!!!

How sad...

I've been reading Ceryns blogs, seeing what she's been up to as i'm not there anymore!! I got quite sad reading that she's having fun, not that I don't want to have fun, just that I can't join in. For the past 2 terms Ceryn's been swamped with work and ill so we haven't really done much together. I'd just love to chill in the sun with her, have a little chat like we used to about my thousands of questions about the Bible or any other thing. I won't have the chance to have such moments with her for a long time. I don't know when i'll see her again, I know I will soon but soon is a word I don't really like to hear or use (Calvin always said he'd be coming back to the uk soon...he never did). I've learnt that "soon" has no particular length..it could be a day, it could be a month, it could be a year or even a couple of years...I just hope it's not the latter. Time spent with good friends is priceless and something you have to cherish. I'll cherish every moment spent with my friends who are leaving this year and even those who are not going anywhere (for now)!! My aunt once told me that some friends will always be there for you and some were there for you but won't in the future...she said that people are put in your way to help you when you need it, some friends you might never see again, some will always be a part of your life. The people who I've known in my life have helped me become the person I am now. I don't think that if i hadn't been through such an ordeal with Billy (Zarah's dad) I wouldn't have been such a strong person now.
Anyway, kind of got side tracked there lol. I miss you Ceryn. Oh and I know she's never in because she's never online anymore!!!
Tea time for me hmmmm....

Thursday, June 15, 2006

15/365

Going to Tescos and buying loads of stuff to nibble on...coming back home...having lunch, a pie, party rings, crisps, home made lemonade and sweets hmmm....

14/365

Zarah sitting quietly in the bus on the way to meet Wendy, her childminder.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

13/365

Going to Reading with Zarah.
Ceryn and Kat meeting her...their faces when they first saw her!!
How everyone just stared at her.
Zarah being a good girl all the way there and all the way back...

A day in Reading as a mum

Yesterday was a great day:) I took Zarah all the way to Reading...it took us two buses, two trains and two tubes hehe oh times 2 (return journey).
It was really weird to be walking on campus, pushing Zarah, I was a mum and not a student.
We had a great time even though it did start to rain but it didn't matter. I had loads of people to entertain her. Her favourite was Kat hehe...everytime i mention Kat now her eyes twinkle and she's like "KAT" lol.
She only cried once which is a very good thing lol.
I took her to the nursery where she'll be staying while i'm at work next year...she really liked it. She even sat down with the other children.
I'm really looking forward to having her with me but also having friends around to support me. It'll be great!!!

Monday, June 12, 2006

12/365

Being outside in the garden with zarah... setting up the paddling pool...Zarah observing what i'm doing...Zarah throwing water on me haha...nice afternoon :)

Sunday, June 11, 2006

11/365

Going to church this morning...it was great :)

Being at home

Being at home is not always very fun...I start missing the days when I did nothing...or woke up at any time!! And of course being away from home means being away from nagging parents. So when I come back home to my mum, she starts to get on my nerves. Probably sounds bad but sorry! I'm just used to silence when watching the tv...that kind of thing.
Coming back home is a good thing too because obviously i get to spend more time with Zarah. It's so much hard work though, looking after her and playing with her, it's unbelievable the amount of energy she has.
There's one thing especially that I love when I come home is that I get to go to Jubilee Church :) I love that church...there's something about it...
Jubilee church is part of the New Frontiers group and suprisingly we gather in a cinema screen:) It's amazing. I get to take Zarah:) and she loves going to church. She loves the worship...she sings and dances and praises the Lord:)
Church today was very cool...we did Romans 8...good followup from CU on thursday:)
"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus"....Amazing...Just to think that no matter what we do, there will be no condemnation and no guilt. The speaker took as example of someone in court...the judge saying that he's not guilty...the guy won't just sit there saying no but I am guilty...he'll leave and tell everyone that he was found not guilty... it's the same for christians...we are found not guilty..for all that we could have done has been dealt with on the cross...we should therefore live without guilt. I don't know if i'm making much sense at the moment. Anyway it was great.
We ended singing "In Christ Alone"... When I saw the lyrics on the screen, I just wanted to cry...It took me all the way back to "my begining" back to RUCU houseparty 2005. I thought of Tim, Ceryn, that piano next to the dining room. I sang that song with all my heart. Today that song had such a different impact on me than it did I don't know how many months ago. The Lord is amazing...and no better words to explain what He means to me than the lyrics to "In Christ Alone":
In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my
strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand
In Christ alone, who tookon flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save'Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live
There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost it's grip on me
For I am His and He ismine
Brought with the precious blood of Christ
No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power ofChrist in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
'Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

Lyrics copyright 2001 Kingsway/Thankyou music

Saturday, June 10, 2006

10/365



Watching Zarah play in the park with other children.
Zarah holding onto a rugby ball and running away with it as soon as another child wants to play with it...funny hehe
Just generally having a good day with church.

Feeling better :)

I'm feeling much better today, after yesterdays depressing moment. I'm quite glad that I posted what I was thinking last night...I don't think I would have been able to actually talk to someone about it. I was hoping for a response from someone, someone to tell me what to do, and I got that response. I'd just like to say thanks to Anna, you're amazing, thanks to Kat, thanks to Bish but most of all thanks to Ceryn...You said everything I needed to hear this morning. You have no idea how those words comforted me, made me feel so much better about the way I was feeling. She told me that God uses us in different ways and that I was an encouragement to many people. I had a little cry and felt so much better after.
It's weird I couldn't stop thinking that the devil is going to use this opportunity to get to me but i'm not going to let that happen.
I've started reading a book that Ceryn's lent me "The Purpose Driven Life", really looking forward to reading it all. I'm keeping focused on Jesus...it's all about Him!!

9/365

Getting a big big hug from Ceryn this morning and her encouraging words. I'm so going to miss her, but don't tell her lol. She has been a huge blessing in my life and I thank God for putting her on my path. I really look up to you Ceryn, I know I can always count on you and I love you so much.
Friendships are great....Christian friendships are even better :)
I just want to praise the Lord for all those people who have helped me grow in God....You are all amazing!!!

8/365

Walking to CU with Ceryn and singing "I get knocked down but I get up again, you're never gonna keep me down" to annoy her hehe(she doesn't really like that song) and i managed to keep her quiet for about 5 mins hehe because she was ignoring me...I thought it was so funny!!! She didn't hehe

Friday, June 09, 2006

Feeling weird

This might not be a good thing to post but I really want to share my feelings. I became a christian on the 7th of Feb 2006. I've been reading my friends blogs lately. Today i read Anna's blog, Anna is someone who was in the same Christianity explored group as me. She became a Christian maybe a week after me or something like that. (I hope you don't mind me talking about you Anna). Reading her blog I got to see how much God is doing in her life and how happy she is and how much she has grown in God. I'm so happy for her :) but it also makes me realise that my path, or whatever you want to call it, is so different compared to hers (not that I should compare but..). I feel as if I'm not doing enough, I'm not involved enough or just not being christian enough. It's a stupid thing to say isn't it but that's how I feel sometimes. I know that the Lord loves me, no matter what and that His Grace is amazing but I still can't help the way i'm feeling.
Now that i'm going home tomorrow, I won't have my great Christian friends to help me and to guide me, and that's scary. I guess i'll always have someone I can talk to, i'll just have to phone but it won't be the same as just popping into Ceryn's room for a 30 mins chat.
I'm sorry if this post doesn't make much sense, i didn't plan what I just wrote, I just wrote it as it came to mind so it's a bit all over the place.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

7/365

Having a laugh at BOBs, taking loads of random photos and enjoying the weather.

6/365

Going to see the student advisor and her telling me that i'm going to receive an offer for flat 25 creighton court!!!

5/365

Watching Zarah fall asleep after she'd been naughty in the supermarket, she looked so innocent and fragile :)

Saturday, June 03, 2006

4/365

I can't really pick one cool thing so i'll just tell you all of them.
Going for a walk with Zarah and watching her admire all the little things that I usually take for granted.
Zarah smiling at every passerby she sees, which automatically made them smile too:)
Zarah pointing to the moon saying ball!! Bless...
Zarah wanting to go on fun fair rides but then cries when she's on one of them.
Zarah jumping in a bouncy castle for the first time...the smile on her face..priceless

Friday, June 02, 2006

3/365

Sitting in my exams not really knowning anything except for the fact that it's all under control, under God's control and that I shouldn't worry. The amazing thing was that even when I came out of the exams I didn't really feel as if I did that badly (I know I did tho) :)

My trip home

I finished my exams today (WOOHOO). I felt really relieved that it was all over but at the same time it felt weird not to have anything to do. Was going to go out tonight but decided not to and to go home instead. I got to Reading station and was waiting for my train and a train came. I was texting Kat and listening to music, as the doors opened i just got in. The doors closed and the train started to move....in the wrong direction!! I got on the wrong train!!! The train i got on was a train going to Oxford and not to London!!! Luckily it stopped before Oxford but it meant that I had to wait 30 mins at Tilehurst!! I finally made it home, took me 3h45 mins to get here. Left at 7 got here at 10.45. It took me 2 buses and 5 trains!!!
Ceryn found it very funny, at least i managed to make her laugh!!

2/365

Well I was talking to Calvin on msn (Calvin's my boyfriend, he's in Arizona) and I realised how tired I am and how fed up I am with exams and all the problems that I have and I got quite upset, I really felt like I wouldn't be able to revise for tomorrows exam. That feeling lasted 5 mins, the Lord came to my rescue and comforted me and all i could feel was determination and love. Whatever happens tomorrow in that exam is up to Him, i totally trust in Him!!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

God is Awesome

I got back from CU tonight with a thirst for my Lord. I've been downloading songs and just singing, worshiping and praising the Lord for everything He's done in my life and what He's still doing. I should really be revising but hey this is a much better way to spend my time hehe:). Been listening to a few songs by Michael.W.Smith, one of which reminds me of CU houseparty, Awesome God!! How awesome is our God!! I just want to sing my heart out.
Tonight at CU Sean from Family church came to speak. We did Romans 6:15, 7:1-6 (Romans is my favorite book). I was, well we all were once again reminded of the greatness of Grace. How we are justified by faith and not by works. How we are free from the slavery of sin. God is amazing!! And His love for us is amazing and beyond anything i can imagine. I feel so unworthy of all His love and his forgiveness but yet He sees me as perfect, wow.
We sang Amazing grace and there's a bit in that made me have a BIG grin:) "We've no less days to sing God's praise then when we've first begun" Just reminds me that we'll be with God, praising him for eternity :)