The Tip of the Iceberg

Thursday, June 01, 2006

I'm having such a girly day today. Sometimes it just happens. I bought moisturiser, Marie Clare, a hairband and Ben and Jerry's ice cream afer work. Such a waste of money. Me, Heidi and Alice went to the cinema this afternoon and I nearly had a seizure when an advert for Pirates of the Carribean 2 came on. I needn't explain to you the extent of my affection for Johnny Depp. During dinner this evening I think I giggled like a 13 year old for about 20 minutes solid. Then this evening I watched House and spent most of the time cleansing, toning and moisturising and considering just how fit Jesse Spencer is. Oh and eating ice cream. What a tragedy I have become!

Ok I am aware that I haven't mentioned ANYTHING about Egypt. So heres a few choice pictures. It was so hot there was no point wearing make up or anything. So needless to say we both have looked better!

Flying over the Alps

Posing in front of some old statue of some old guy

Valley of the Kings

Posing in Luxor Temple!!

Joy the ballet dancer in Luxor Temple...

Me in a boat on the Nile

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Aaagh too much to say. Um. Ok...Ok the most important

thing is that I'm getting baptised on Sunday morning!!!

I would love for everyone and anyone to come

along. Its gonna be awesome. Its at Norwich

Vineyard which meets at Thorpe High School

in the South site hall. Service starts around 10:30.

Everyone is welcome :)

Friday, April 28, 2006

100 things about me (cheers Harri)

100 Things about Me (only I deleted the questions I thought were boring, there were quite a few)
~Your Appearance~
12. Hair Color:
13. Hair Length: Longish
14. Eye color: Like pondwater unfortunately.

17. Braces?:
As in on your teeth, then no never. As in to hold up jeans, then yes once in our school play of Oklahoma.
18. Glasses?: Tragically I am a little blind
19. Piercings: Ears a couple of times and nose.
20. Tattoos: One
21. Righty or Lefty: A bit of both but mainly right
~Your 'Firsts’~
22. First best friend:
Helen Cawston or Alex Powell I think. I never really went in for the whole best friend deal.
23. First Award: That I can remember, grade 1 violin in year 4. Ooh no it was Swimming challenge 1 when I was like 6years old
24. First Sport You Joined: Swimming at Penguins. Whoo!
25. First pet: Well probably Toffee the hamster but we did have some stick insects before that but they got really big and we all got freaked out by they and threw them away into the park.
26. First Real Vacation: Sandbanks in Poole. Ah, days of playing pirates on the beach and yelling at the topless lady sunbathing next the the balcony.
27. First Concert: Wheetus at the UEA I think.

28. First Love:
First and only so far I reckon. Was about 11 I think and I’m not naming names. I think you can be in love at 11
46. Feeling:
Absolutely knackered and annoyed and totally high on lack of sleep.
47. Single or Taken?: Single
48. Have a crush: Not on anyone real, lol.
49. Eating: my tongue
50. Drinking:
the occasional glass of water
53. Listening To: Narnia soundtrack – Can’t take it in by Imogen Heap.
54. Thinking About: How I need the loo and sleep and to tidy my room and stop wasting time and sort out LIFE! Agh why did you make me think???
55. Wanting To: Be by the pool in Egypt with Joy right now
56. Watching:
nothing but I did just watch House. Awesome program!
57. Wearing: Blue stripy pajama bottoms and a ripcurl t.shirt. I kinda started getting ready for bed and got bored.
~Your Future~
58. Want Kids?
59. Want to be Married? Not desperately
60. Careers in Mind: Deep sea missionary then changed to farmer but we’re currently thinking author or some sort of crazy person. Who knows. Bad question, leave me alone
61. Where do you want to live:
California, Florida, Sydney, anywhere where theres blue sky and sunshine and a beach. Anywhere but England.
62. Car: My dad bought me a Maserati Quattroporte when I passed my test. Unfortunately its only about 5cm long. So I drive my mum’s fiesta instead.
~Which is Better With The Opposite Sex~
63. Hair colour:
Absolutely anything
64. Hair length: Long. But I’m not talking like Hanson long hair. Long, but not like girl. I'm not into baldness or skin heads.
65. Eye color: Hmmm really not bothered.
66. Measurements: Of what exactly...?
67. Cute or Sexy: Cute because I hate the word sexy
68: eyes or lips: It depends what for but eyes I guess. You don’t normally gaze longingly into someones mouth. But you know I might try that one day.
69. Hugs or Kisses: You get one, you get the other usually.
70. Short or Tall: Tall, I would hate to go out with someone shorter than me.
71. Easygoing or serious: Easygoing definately
72. Romantic or Spontaneous: Spontaneously romantic or romaticly spontaneous
74. Sensitive or Loud: Loud (but sensitive inside)
75. Hook-up or Relationship: At the moment I’d shamefully say hook-up
76. Sweet or Caring:
77. Trouble Maker or Hesitant One: Trouble maker most definately
~Have you ever~
78. Kissed a Stranger:
not yet. And im not talking sleazy night club kiss a stranger. Thats different
79. Had Alcohol: What just in general? Erm yes.
80. Smoked: Occasionally not recently
81. Ran Away From Home: Who hasn’t? Longest lasted about 5 days

82. Broken a bone:
Never offically but when I get to heaven the first thing im gonna ask God is whether I did break my foot a year or so ago coz I reckon I fractured something in there
83. Got an X-ray: Plenty
84. Been with someone: Well yes lots of people but not in the way that this question is implying I don’t think. Thankfully.
85. Broken Someones Heart: Not intentionally
86. Broke Up With Someone: Yes
87. Cried When Someone Died: Yes
88. Cried At School: Three times
~Do You Believe In~
89. God:
90. Miracles: Yes
91. Love At First sight: No, lust at first sight maybe but not love
92. Ghosts: Yes, well spirits anyway. Same difference
93. Aliens: Reserve judgement, but probably go for a no. But who know. God could have created loads of planet earths all over the universe....
94. Soul Mates: Possibly
95. Heaven: Yes
96. Hell: Yes
97. Angels: Yes
98. Kissing on The First Date: Do I believe in it? Well I believe it happens, yes. Do I think its ok? Of course. Its only kissing
99. Horoscopes: nope, but maybe psychic smith in the Daily telegraph magazine. He’s really got the Sight.
No100: Sex at first sight?: Well you’d have to move very quickly if you’re gonna sleep with someone the moment you see them. But on the whole I would say that’s not really the best move.

Thursday, April 27, 2006


I am so annoyed. I hate electrical stuff when it doesn't work properly. It gets me really worked up. Like I am now. Agh. Bloody internet. And cameras. And SO MANY WIRES. *Breathe* We can get through this.

Hmmm well I was gonna post some photos of goings on last weekend but due to technical difficulties they have been postponed. Super.

Still waiting to hear back from Camp Tecumseh. Its been a kinda 'they leave a message, then i leave a message, then they leave a message' type situation. I'm not sure what there is to discuss about my tattoo. It's not like he can talk it off my back. Or I'd let him if he could. Hmmm interesting idea...Anyway, facts are facts. Either it's ok or it's not. I dunno what there is to discuss really.

And can I just let the world know this. Me and Heidi both agree that one of the most ridiculas phrases in the English language is 'Be Careful.' Now just think about it. If someone tells you to 'be careful' do you suddenly think...
"Oh my GOODNESS! I'd never thought of doing that before! I'm so glad they recommended it! What a smashing person!"
No? Funny that. It is a phrase with little meaning and no purpose. So, people who keep telling me to be careful in Egypt (of which there are TOO MANY). I know you care but I'm not a total idiot. Besides, I have Joy to look after me. Lol.
Three days to go.....

Saturday, April 22, 2006

I just have to let someone know that I passed my grade 8!!!! I can't beleive it!

Oh too much to say...

First of all here’s a question. Who are the women who allways wear headscarves, skirts and no make up and always pay for their shopping in Sainsburys with gift vouchers…? Are they a religion? If so, is there anything more to it than ‘Thou shalt only buy food with vouchers and wear triangle headscarves and no make up.’ I need some answers

Secondly. I got a load of stuff through from my camp. I was just vaguely reading through it when a small section caught my eye. It said “Piercings and tattoos on staff members will not be tolerated.” Slighto problemo. Ok so my nose I can do something about but my back is there to stay thank you very much. AND it’s the whole principle of the thing, changing yourself to fit someone else’s views. I like my nose stud and I don’t want to have to be re-piercing it every night. It really pisses me off when people make a big thing out of something quite irrelevant. Why should my appearance be placed above my passion for God? The world is twisted. Oh yeah and it also said in BIG letters, “Bras must be worn by all female campers even under tank tops.” Seriously…

Thirdly, had another future-y type crisis, being that yet again if changed my mind on what I want to do. Nursing is so totally not me. It’s not where my skills lie and its certainly not what I enjoy. At the moment I’m looking at this totally awesome course in Winchester, Creative Writing and Performing arts. At the end of the day I just need to look at what I enjoy the most and what I spend most time doing. When I’m at home I spend most of my spare time writing or playing piano. And I am happiest when I am playing or singing, whether it’s in church or in concerts or whatever. But anyway, I’m not gonna do anything for another week or so. I know what a fickle idiot I am!

Fourthly, I went to mercy last night and my ears are STILL ringing. Is that really normal? I’m sure they’re not usually like this. I haven’t been clubbing for a few weeks so maybe they’ve been un-toughened to the noise. Hmmm I really don’t want to go deaf. It was a great night but not great enough for me to sacrifice my hearing. Judith and Charls, I love you both.

Fifthly, I think I’m in love with Anakin Skywalker. I’m sure there are so many things wrong with that on so many levels…




Seventhly, agh I have to go to Oasis tomorrow. I'm really starting to hate working there.

Eighthly, um no I think that’s it. Well that’ll do for now anyway. Nighty night :)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

6 hours at the US Embassy, now there's a fun day out.

Ooooh what a good few days! Ok starting with Monday. Work, obviously was crappy as usual. Boring boring boring, not gonna waste my breath. BUT fortunately I went out with Joy, Alice, Stephan, Kim, Lucy and another girl who's name I didn't know and rudely didn't find out the whole evening. We went to Lloyds and crewed on up to Liquid, tragically the only place open (except Optic) on a Monday night. (not the biggest fan of Liquid really) It was so bizarre though because EVERYONE seemed to be out. Who goes out on a Monday??? Well loads of my old friends from high school were there which was so cool. Beautiful Laura and Lucy were also there. Loads of people from sixth form were there. Faye from work was there too and her weirdo boyfriend. Tragically (again) my train to London was at 9 the next morning and I really didn't want to miss it so I left at about midnight.

Ah yesterday at the US embassy. Remind me again why I want to go to America?!?!?? To get to the US Embassy I had to walk passed loads of others too. I would have known which was America's even if I was blind I reckon. It was surrounded by concrete blocks, then scaffolding, then more concrete and then more scaffolding. You couldn't get within 50m of it. ALL the other Embassy's you could walk straight through the front door. Hilarious. Also it was swarming with police with machine guns. I arrived at about 11:30 and didn't leave til about 5:30. The actual process took no more than three minutes but there seemed to be at least 1000 people all getting visas. Fortunately for me I met a girl called Emily who was going with Camp America to work in New Jersey. No wasn't standing in the bathrooms all day talking to the mirror, she actually exists, I swear. And a guy call Robert who'd done this about 4 times before. Shockingly, I hadn't forgotten anything and they are very happy to let me in the country. I was a little optimistic in thinking that I would get the 4pm train home from Liverpool Street though. The ticket person said I could either upgrade my ticket to a £65 one (paying about 40 quid) and get the next train home. Or I could wait an hour and pay £1. Hmmm now that really is a tough decision. I got home about 10pm...for £1.

Seventeen days until Egypt....

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Thankyou Laura...

Tantalizing Two's Game, Read then fill out with two answers to each question!!

Two Names You Go By
1. Emiloonoo
2. Remmie

Two things that scare you
1. Mangled tapes in tape recorders
2. Paralysis

Two of Your Everyday Essentials
1. Lip salve
2. Imagination

Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now
1. Blue pyjamas with pink hearts and white stars on.
2. Tigger slippers

Two of your favorite bands/ singers at the moment
1. Kelly Clarkson
2. Aerosmith

Two Things You Want in a Relationship
1. Excitement
2. Love

Two Things that Appeal to You
1. Unusualness
2. Passion

Two of Your Favorite Hobbies
1. Anything to do with the beach and the sea
2. Writing

Two Places You Want to go on Vacation
1. Egypt
2. A desert island

Two Things You Want to Do Before You Die
1. Have an adventure
2. Kiss a stranger

Two Things You Are Thinking About Now
1. Working out what I'm thinking about
2. Why the hell I decided to do nursing

Two people you haven't talked to in a while
1. Jess
2. Lou

Two Favorite Sports
1. Swimming
2. Cylcing

Two things you did last night
1. Work
2. Watched some of Narnia

Two T.V. shows you like to watch
1. House
2. The OC

Two things you like about yourself:
1. Ability to adapt to different circumstances
2. My very long tongue

Two things you ate today
1. Chicken Fajitas
2. A banana

Two people you last talked to:
1. Heidi
2. Alice

The Weeks Summary

Ah what a busy week. Here's a brief run down.

Monday - Worked nine and a half hours then went to homegroup.

Tuesday - Spent the morning failing my grade 8 piano again (oh I suck) then worked six hours and felt sorry for myself all evening while watching Narnia (so good) and eating chocolate.

Wednesday - Met up with Emma Nulé for coffee (now thats where the prayer's needed guys), missed my bus to work, arrived late and worked til 10:30pm.

Thursday - Ah what a day. Went shopping with Mum in the morning (ok so not my faveourite pass time but we needed a little bonding session) Then I had a picnic and fed the duckys with Emma Musslewhite at River Green.
This duck reminded me of the ugly duckling. It was quite strange.

And these are our gingerbread lollipops.

Me feeding the duckys

Emma feeding th
e duckys
Aren't they so beautiful?

After ducky feeding me, Heidi and Alice went to Sea Palling with Ben. Unfortunately none of the photos are suitable for public viewing. And I can't remeber what happened Thursday evening.

Friday - spent the morning sorting out visa money and train tickets stuff. What a chore. Then worked 2:30-10:30 at good old sainsburys.

Today was spent at Oasis as usual. I cannot even describe to you how bored I was. Fortuantely I was rescued by the arrival of wonderful Tanya!!! Management didn't seem to realise that we had known each other since we were like 2 years old and I had to show her all the new stuff as shes covering a shift tomorrow. Needless to say we didnt talk about work much.