Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Absence makes the heart grow stronger...

Heya! I'm currently in Hong Kong on the last leg of my Holiday. My title was referring to the cliche phrase that i'm supposed to be experiencing away from home. Apparently i'm supposed to be falling more in love with my school, More in love with waking up at 6.45 to go to Hogwarts, More in love with failing my driving tests, More in love with Having to tidy my room.... I disagree with that phrase! I miss my Boy So much that i get grumpy with him, I'll never enjoy waking up at 6.45, i detest Driving tests, and tidying my room is my idea of self pity hour. The biggest reason that i hate that phrase is because absence from God does not make his heart feel stronger towards us. He loves us so much that he couldn't  love us any more. His heart couldn't be stronger for us. All it does is weep whilst we're away.

It doesn't matter where you are, you can't physically run away from God. Just don't let your Heart run.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Contrast in Thailand

Hi everyone! I'm in Bangkok at the moment!! It's so so hot. 38 degrees to be precise! Today was our first day of the holiday and we went on a boat ride. Now i'm sure your all thinking i bet it was a lovely boat ride on clear blue water ect.... NOT! Bangkok is highly polluted, the river is brown and it has the biggest scale of rich to poor that i have ever seen in such a small perimeter! The boat driver took us off the river down the canal where there are houses all along it, Some falling in the water, made out of decaying wood, housing 13 people and some mansions built on stone. As we drove through the canal almost everyone smiled and waved! We then stopped to re-fuel at a water market (a market in the water.) It was so interesting and incredible to see women cooking in massive saucepans in a boat and serving huge meals for 50p. Handicapped beggars pleading for just a pound and then being given 50! This world is so different to the western world I live in. Beggars are walked past, We don't smile and say hi, everything is extremely expensive!

I took 300 pictures in 2 hours today. So i will leave you with just a few of them from a inspirational (and boiling and smelly) boat trip..

Lady selling things on the river

Poor homes with Satellite dishes and telephones!  

A Pretty Big house
A lonely boy in his street, playing in the river

Block of flats


Lady on the phone
At the market

Chef cooking on a boat

Flowers selling at the market

Ladies Cooking

The contrast is unreal

Boat drivers waiting

And again

Ma ma and ma Bro! 

CONTRAST of the houses is unreal!!! 

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Open the memory box....

The memory Box
Today i was tidying my room and under my bed i found my memory box, Inside this tatty shoe box are roses from my first boyfriend, My first love letter, Cards for getting good grades, my mobile from when i was a baby, Pictures etc. I looked through all these things and my heart sank for a moment. Everything was a memory. It made me sad that they weren't a present. Then when i looked closer i saw experiences i wish i could forget and realised that i have many more memories to be made at this point in my life. I am coming into my last year at school. (yippee!) and then i'm off to Uni, New friends, new house, new life. All rather scary. I don't really know how i'm going to cope with it all. All i know is that i have a support system that will not fail. They will be there no matter what, they will be the people i create memories with, memories that don't fit in a tatty shoe box, memories that fill my heart.

Open your memory box and see what you find even if that memory box is just your imagination...

Old pictures
What will i find...