Thursday, May 31, 2007

An Advertisement from the Makers of Lost

There's only one place to start with my return to blogging and that's with, quite simply, the best TV series ever made. Last Sunday me and 6 other obsessives gathered round to watch the season 3 finale and it left us all speechless once again. Every episode does that to some extent but this time the shock hit another level.
I know of no other programme that takes you through so many different emotions in one hour. If you've not been able to watch season 3 yet (having not seen an episode since it left channel4) please go out and rent the dvds. Please. I will be renting them asap just cos I'm desperate to watch them all again, and again, and again.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


WHOO! Exams are over and I'm back! To celebrate we managed a whopping 10 hours out in town yesterday - straight after the words, 'put your pen down' were heard for the final time this year. And it was good.

So here I am enjoying the freedom (with all my mates!) in Wetherspoons:

Along with Spoons the 10 hr celebrations included a final(sob) meal with the Maths crew in Pizza Express and dancing into the early hours in (a rather empty) Ballare.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Expressing Sadness Over The Airwaves

It hurts. I feel numb. I've not had that big final defeat feeling for a while and it really hurts. For ages last night I just couldn't say anything. With time though I'm sure it make me appreciate the Miracle of Istanbul even more. But now...

On a more exciting note I made my radio debut today as I guested on my housemates show. I can't wait to listen again - and you can too by clicking here and going to 'The get up and go show' on Thursday from 9 til 10. The main topic was north and south and it was great fun to do.

Listen out for me singing, being caught in a hole that I couldn't get out of and trying to get out of my bad mood after last night.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I am ready. Here we go! C'MON!!!!

Morning exam is over and now I am ready. I am ready for Liverpool to play the Champions League Final 2007! It is time.
So many questions as to the starting line-up and tactics but soon the talking with stop and the match will start. One thing we are guaranteed is emotion, passion and determination. Not just from me and thousands of fans but also from 11 players wearing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' on a pitch in Athens.
It just doesn't get bigger than this. In 2005 at this very moment I wrote on this blog:
'Nerves. Just been watching Sky Sports News and the realisation is beginning to hit me - as a Liverpool fan I have never experienced a more important day. Today is that day.'

For the 2nd time then as a Liverpool fan I am about to experience the most important couple of hours ever. Here we go! C'MON!!!!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Pressing Fast Forward Bible Style

I'm currently slowly trudging through the final 3rd of the Old Testament and I've got to be honest, I'm desperate to just fastforward to the Jesus bits. At the moment the situation is pretty bleak and repetitive - generation after generation just seem to be making the same mistakes. We need a breath of fresh air to come from somewhere.

And then to my complete surprise I read the following story involving a guy called Elisha:
'One day a man from Baal-shalishah brought the man of God a sack of fresh grain and twenty loaves of barley bread made from the first grain of his harvest. Elisha said, 'Give it to the people so they can eat.'
'What?' his servant exclaimed. 'Feed a hundred people with only this?'
But Elisha repeated, Give it to the people so they can eat, for this is what the Lord says: Everyone will eat, and there will even be some left over!' And when they gave it to the people, there was plenty for all and some left over, just as the Lord had promised.'

Sound like anyone familiar? Yep, I was shocked as well. In a strange sort of way I've been given a sneak preview of what's to come, without having to fastforward.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Digging into the Archives

Having made my YouTube debut on Tuesday I was inspired to trawl through my video making archives. So today I'm digging out one of my faves. It's the highlights of a great week in the Summer of 2004 back in the day when we were still able to call ourselves youth! What an experience it was to join in with the incredible events of Soul in the city in London. Great memories I'm sure you'll agree. It's 7 mins long so grab a cuppa and a rich tea and enjoy.

What strikes me first is that somehow I was the only bloke in our youth group. How did that happen? How did I cope?! (While we're on the subject I do feel now is a good time to apologise for filming you guys early in the morning - poor form!)

And the other thing that strikes me is how much youthful enthusiasm we had ... and that even though we can no longer call ourselves youth (sob) we must hang on to the same enthusiasm as much as possible.