Well I finally have some more time to sit down and do some blogging again – hurrah! About a month ago I helped the lovely Poe move from her old place in Wimbledon to her splendid new flat in Oval with a minor detour to Grimsby to get the rest of her furniture. We did have a great curry! and Poe and I managed to have a nice sunset walk on Cleethorpes beach….ahhh the North East coast of England -so bracing!. I am very happy that Poe is finally in a great flat with her good friend Wendy.
A couple of weekends later my dad and I took some furniture down to London for Poe. (A huge thanks to Ian and Sarah and Tazz and Anna-Marie for their generosity!!) With a minor detour to Chineham to get a sofabed (thanks Rachel!) my dad and I safely deposited said furniture, put up curtain rails and blinds and tried to plumb in the washing machine. The latter failed miserably as my dad and I managed to flood the flat below and Poe’s kitchen (not really badly though!). Fortunately Poe got in a professional who sorted it out a few days later. She is now settling in nicely and I think her neighbours were ok with having a water feature in their flat!.
I also had the pleasure of going to the Vineyard Leaders South Conference in Winchester recently. It was a very encouraging and uplifting day and I even managed to bump into Angus who I last saw in Auckland in December when he was doing an outdoor adventure course on a stag weekend I was on – what a small world eh?
Poe came down last weekend and we had a relaxing weekend of quality time just for us: lots of food, relaxing on the couch, reading and good films – a great weekend!. In 2 weeks time Poe and I are off to Polzeath for a week’s holiday – can’t wait!
I have also found things a but tough recently and have been under quite a lot of spiritual attack, mainly in the area of my self image. Its been a struggle at times and I have also realized that in the 2 weeks that I have found it hard, I haven’t met with any of my prayer partners. I am glad to say that I am back on track with the latter and aim to meet with Ian, Ben or Andy at least once a week. God has also been reminding me that sometimes I find it hard to accept affirmation, whoever I get it from, but He is slowly changing and healing me in that area…..
Right..best go now..it’s turning into an epic!