Friday, January 27, 2006

Do you believe in Angels

Beky does – so do I
We imagine them quite differently though
We were praying for an angel to carry our kisses to Daddy
She said – it will tickle him
I asked if it was a butterfly kiss she was sending
No! she said the angel’s wings

My little angel is four years old today
A happy and a sad day
Praise God for unseen angels too

Only 2 more sleeps ...

Friday, January 20, 2006

Things I miss about Auckland - part three


Reunion after 6 years
There were 5 Jamiesons missing
our goal
a complete reunion …





“some things never change
some things never stay the same”
Ben Harper

We are still the same personalities
Old friends pick up easily

But lots of kids have joined us
We’ve gained mortgages (or is that a loss)
Some have moved – Melbourne(& back), Chch,
Houston, LA, Hastings & Yemen

We are changed by our losses too
Babies, relationships, health

Most of all God has grown, challenged and loved us
More gray, More Grace

I miss you guys

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Changes?

I thought I'd try a little more direction with the coffee group - here is our first topic

Happy New Year

Some people are really into New Years resolutions – like my sis and bro in law who have written goals. Goals are great - see Nik’s website for fitness goals www.euphoricyou.blogspot.com .

I never get that formal about resolutions but often want to make changes and a new year sees me thinking of new beginnings on things I want to change.

Are you a goal setter?
Have you made any new years resolutions (consciously or unconsciously)?
Are there changes you want to see in your life?

Jesus was into new beginnings in a big way – “anyone united with Jesus gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons” 2 Cor 5:17 from Message version

“As you work an indelible change in me” Brooke Fraser

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Barrister to Barista

My Barista is away for two weeks
Last time he went away I didn’t drink coffee
He gave me a lesson before he went
It was more detailed than legal system 101

Now I have a quandary
The coffee machine has been like a bbq
Balancing out the work when entertaining

I want to make coffee for my friends
I don’t want to be too good
The price of a coffee is to tell Barista number one
His coffee is the best at Stella Café

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Better than teleflora


Flowers delivered to my desk

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Good and bad

One child means
I can go for a bike ride with her on the back
She has no-one to join her on the seesaw
The seesaw was old and heavy so pushing it was as good as pressups
and so the preschool holidays go ...

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Things I miss about Auckland part two

I enjoy experiencing other cultures overseas but it's not in our budget at the moment. I enjoy getting to know people from other cultures here in NZ too. Whenever I go to Auckland I am reminded of that partly because of the contrast to Kaiapoi. Three images stand out from our recent trip
- a person in a conical hat in a market garden
- a lady in Hijab (I think thats the right word) on the devonport ferry
- the middle eastern family who gave Beky a hair cut. The father did the cutting, the son did the translating and the mother came to see the little girl and gently brush the little bits of hair from Beky's face. Beky sat perfectly still (which is not normally the case) and really enjoyed the experience too.

I am grateful for my international friends here in Chch too - from Sri Lanka, South Africa and Holland.

Postcard received

The postcard I sent on behalf of our Kaffay coffee group has arrived. To see some examples of different ways of doing church have a look at the other postcards.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Things I miss about Auckland - part one

Its almost 6 years now since we moved from Auckland to Christchurch. I am from here and Steve is from Auckland so we have family in both places. It was an Auckland Christmas this year and we had a wonderful time. There are always three things that I miss about Auckland - the people we love, the beaches and the multicultural mix of people.

Firstly there is our family - here are a couple of pictures - brother in laws comparing gadets on Christmas day - Auntie Debbie reading Hairy McClary to Beky and Emily. We are looking forward to meeting Emily in March.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Postcard sent


At the Kaffay Kaiapoi
I've sent off the postcard and added a picture. A rather odd one of a coffee group with one person but we are not running for a couple of weeks and didn't have any photos!! The song I chose was Brooke Fraser's lifeline - what parent doesn't need one!! Will post when the card is up. In mean time am having a good holiday...