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Hello 2011…

January 10, 2011 1 comment

Happy New Year Blog!

It has been an incredibly long time since I blogged. I am not going to say I shall be much better at it now we are in 2011 as, for the next few months at least, life will be very, very busy. Last year I made a big post about how 2009 had been even though I still don’t always like to map life out in “years” as such. I tend to take everyday as it comes but, again, it does sometimes feel quite good to reflect upon the year that has gone by. Saying that, I am not going to do that. I will just say that 2010 has been very good. A few things that have been extra special that stick out are having a truly fantastic Burns night, going to Rome, passing my driving test, becoming an elder, choosing a dissertation topic I love, going to Fort Augustus for mission, having a final year of mission in Lossiemouth, passing exams, meeting some very wonderful people, maturing, Youth Assembly, being nominated as a Youth Rep for GA, joining an excellent orchestra and loving music again, being orchestra convener at uni, barnhill café and baby Alfie being born! There was lots more but that is off the top of my head.

I probably should but I never really set myself big goals for the year coming. It is mostly because I cannot decide what they should be. Last year I wanted to pass my driving test. I did that…eventually! Hoorah! This year I would like to get a job…but I’ll see how that turns out! I am hoping.

2011 is looking very nice. There are lots of things to look forward to…mostly graduating and General Assembly! 🙂

I am excited. This post has been pointless. But feel the excitement. And I shall no doubt return to blab about Rabbie Burns again, because he is a favourite.

“All roads lead to Rome”

March 29, 2010 Leave a comment

As I mentioned previously, I was in Rome on the 12th-15th March with the Church of Scotland. Rome is an amazing city and has so much history. A weekend really wasn’t long enough-I definitely want to go back for a longer period of time and learn more. I took a lot of photos. A lot of them were not very good but I shall put a small number of them here. I have had to make them quite a bit smaller so they fit better on here. The thing with taking pictures in Rome is I am not sure any picture can really do it justice. Everything is so big, which is perhaps an odd thing to say, and beautiful. I was going to talk more about the weekend but I have an essay to write about insurance policies which is definitely less exciting but sadly must be done. Ah well.

St Peter’s Square…

Looking up into the dome…

The colosseum (HUGE)…

Squeezing my camera lens through the fencing whilst on our way to the top of the dome…

Reaching the top of the dome 500+ steps later for an amazing view of Roma…

We went on a tour bus. There were people hanging about in togas, presumably with a purpose but it was not clear…

This is what dreams are made of.

March 5, 2010 1 comment

I am going to Rome on Friday with COSY (Church of Scotland Youth) for the weekend. I am so very excited! I am using this as an excuse to watch the Lizzie McGuire Movie whilst attempting to write the essay that is due in the day I come back from Rome. Going to be my earliest hand-in on record! The film is ridiculous but it IS set in Rome and it looks pretty. Excitement level= eeeeeeeeeeyyaaaaah. Yep.

Anyway, I shall write all about it when I come back.

“Hey now, hey now, this is what dreams are made of…”


On another COSY note. The cosyblog is back and there is youth assembly 2010 chat so you should go and have a look! 🙂