Thursday, August 28, 2008

bloggy blog blog

So day two of my blog..this is going well...I didnt know I would be so organised to blog consecutive days...
Just thought I would let you know that I nearly had a heart attack coz i didnt think that Mochachinos existed in England..! I looked all over for them coz there arent many cafes in Halesowen where Im staying, more like pubs and bakeries haha those English...
But when I found a cafe that sold them and my heart sung I looked at the price.. £2.40 for a mocha...which is like OVER 7 DOLLARS!!! Im seriously going to have to give up coffee..sad but true..I'll just have to sleep like every other person to get my energy and maybe on special occasions such as my birthday i can splash out..hopefully its worth it...But here's me secretly planning to go into town this morning and get one..I mean ive gotta be upbeat for meeting all these new people dont I...excuses for everything...

More observations:
white pants are very popular in England..Im not a fan but then I wasnt a fan of straight leg jeans and then here I am wearing who knows...I mite be wearing white cotton pants when I get back...i hope not.

There's a store here totally devoted to Disney memorabilia..and not just the new movies..EVERY DISNEY MOVIE POSSIBLY EVER MADE...! Its like a kids dream..well actually to be honest i wasnt too un-excited myself about it..which was shown by Erin (the American girl that flew in at the same time as me) suggested that if they had one of the disney princess costumes in my size that she would have bought it for me..I was a little disappointed they didnt..and enough highschool musical stuff to make Israel happy for life...

Double decker buses still manage to excite me no matter how much everyone tells me that its just a normal thing in England...

This is such a God journey though, on a more serious note, I'm just gunna have to keep trusting that he KNOWS my situation and is with me through my homesickness, doubts and fears of meeting all these new people...I totally believe that Im meant to be over here and God wouldnt have put me over here and just left me to fend on my i will hold onto that ALWAYS!!

One last thing...I miss mum!! If you see her give her a hug from me please xxx

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

England so far...

So I can't believe I'm actually in another country...Its so crazy and new and so many things are different..
Ive never had a blog before so I'll probably ramble on about this and that and not actually ever hit a proper point in any of my posts but Im sure whoever reads them will hopefully bear (speaking of beer PUBS are so popular in England) with me...coz I'll update this often coz I hate doing those mass emails...with a passion..
I'll start with my plane trip...
Did i hear someone say 30 hours on a plane is actually enough to drive someone mad?! Stop over in Brisbane, Singapore, Dubai then Birmingham...Dubai airport totally freaked me out (43 degrees when we landed?!) crowded and people lined up everyhwere waiting for their planes..Me just a little white girl without a turban or a beard wandering through the airport hoping to find my plane haha I did luckily even though I got weird looks as I had shed a few tears at this stage haha But im still tough as
Judy Lloyd, a lady from YFC picked me and this girl called Erin from the USA up and took us to a pub for lunch..which i was so surprised by..but apparently its so if i come back and ask you to come to the pub with me dont expect me to have turned into an alcoholic..haha
Ive slept so much since Ive been here...waking up a lot in the night though real homesick which sucks...Have managed to chow through over $200 of phone credit so far...Thanks mum and embarrasing..
The town of Halesowen where Im staying (in this hostel that has dodgy shower curtains) has the coolest town center..classic english with cobbled paths and union jack flags strung up all over the place..too funny...and a church clock that chimes at midnight (yes I woke up to it) haha I mite need to talk to the council about that and get it fixed haha not a good tourist many amazing thrift stores too...
and some observations i have found:

policemen ride around on bicycles..this made me laugh so much coz its so not intimidating!! But apparently they're so fast!! I might test their speed out one day..maybe hassle them a bit and then see if I can outrun them! haha

There's a petshop in the city that has real live massive iguanas in the window..I was so shocked...I bought one for a nah i didnt but i wish!!!

And i found krispy kreme new vice..and the reason i will come back 30kgs heavier haha (sorry bob)

So this is my first post...and ive got to go coz these two little english boys want to use the computer..I could fight them anyday but I dont want to haha
miss home a glad I didnt write this blog this morning coz it would have been a depressing one and one MASSIVE MOAN!!

I start training tomorrow...with like 60 others.. (most of them boys..ahhhhh scary)!!