i know i'm in my own world - it's okay, they know me here.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Just because...I think it's a cool pic!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Party trick!

Apparently I used to amuse my cousins with this 'curtain performance' when they were little!ha ha!

And more...

Such posers!!!

The night of posing begins...

My saturday night was spent in the always wonderful company of my cousins!it was one of those 'let's crash my auntie's house for dinner' nights and it was fun as always!i just 'happened' to have my dad's camera in my bag so after ali decided she was bored after 2 seconds of the movie we were watching we had bit of a photo shoot instead!it all started off quite normal as you can see in the photos above but the next blog will show you how it turned into a living room version of 'america's next top model!'

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Happy Birthday Jenna!!!


This chick is an absolute legend!She was my highlight of my trip up the west coast,it wouldn't have been as much fun without her!She has this amazing ability of being completely cheeky but adding this little smile afterwards and totally getting away with it!I officially adopted her as my little sister and I miss her heaps!Everyday was a laugh with her,even the bad days!

Love ya babe and hope you have an amazing birthday!Wish I could be there to help you celebrate!Someday we shall be reunited - Liverpool or Belfast?!Or maybe we should just go back to Oz!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Amy's on a book!

hey check out this book,it's got my brother's girlfriend on the cover!yeah it actually is her!how funny!

Monday, May 22, 2006

what cool parents!!!

Awww,look!it's my mum and dad!i found this photo the other day,it's when they were first married and the other one was taken last year.love it that they're still happily married after 30 years!my parents are awesome!

Any comments?

I found this today and found it pretty interesting,please leave comments with your opinions of it...

An Atheist Professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.He asks one of his new students to stand and.....

Prof: So you believe in God?

Student: Absolutely, sir.

Prof: Is God good?

Student: Sure.

Prof: Is God all-powerful?

Student: Yes.

Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill.But God didn't. How is this God good then? Hmm?

(Student is silent.)

Prof: You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?

Student: Yes.

Prof: Is Satan good?

Student: No.

Prof: Where does Satan come from?

Student: From...God...

Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student: Yes.

Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything.Correct?

Student: Yes.

Prof: So who created evil?

(Student does not answer.)

Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?

Student: Yes, sir.

Prof: So, who created them?

(Student has no answer.)

Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son...Have you ever seen God?

Student: No, sir.

Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

Student: No, sir.

Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, or smelled your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?

Student: No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.

Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student: Yes.

Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol,science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.

Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.

Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Prof: Yes.

Student: And is there such a thing as cold?

Prof: Yes.

Student: No sir. There isn't.

(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don't have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that.There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.

(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)

Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?

Student: You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence ofsomething. You can have low light, normal light, bright light,flashing light.... But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't.If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?

Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?

Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but man has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, then yes, of course I do.

Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)

Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even
prove that this process is an on-going endeavour, are you not teaching your own opinion, sir? Are you not a preacher rather than a scientist?

(The class is in uproar)

Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's brain?

(The class breaks out into laughter)

Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelled it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his faceunfathomable.)

Prof: I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.

Student : That is it, sir.... The link between man & God is FAITH.That is all that keeps things moving & alive.

Now guess who the student is........That young man was ALBERT EINSTEIN.......

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Footie in the garden.

This afternoon my bro,his girlfriend and I returned to our younger days and played a little football in the back garden. Chris bought a net for him and his friends to mess around with when they go for their 'lads weekend away' and we just had to try it out!When chris and i were younger we used to spend our summer days playing footie in the garden.Today Amy,his girlfriend,joined us and we managed to cause the usual damage - knocking over plants,holes in the grass,breaking garden ornament type things!but we still had fun and haven't revealed all the damage to our parents yet - shush,don't tell!

A little bit of Oz.

I had a little bit of a moment of feeling like I was back in Australia on Thursday night. First of all my cousin Lizzie brought me some Milo from Edinburgh!i was so excited,i haven't had it since I was in Oz and you can't get it here at all.Lizzie had to go to a South African shop in Edinburgh to find it - how good is she?!Milo is like that missing drink when you offer someone tea or coffee here,in Oz it was "tea,coffee or Milo?".It's kind of like hot chocolate but slightly different and the genius of it is that you can drink it hot or cold!Plus it's supposed to have vitamins and minerals in it so you don't feel so bad for drinking so much of it!I'm so glad Lizzie found it as I was seriously considering getting some shipped over from Oz!

Later the same night,Liz and I went to a huge church in Belfast to see Hillsong London. It was such a great night, it's part of what I love about church - the absolutely amazing music that's played now. It's not all old hymns and choruses that people think of when they think of church (although some of the old stuff is pretty cool too). Church is such an exciting place to be nowadays!It gave me some more Oz memories as I visited Hillsong while in Sydney and it was just awesome.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Bye Juls....

Aww,I had to say goodbye to my Juls tonight - sob!I've known her since school so she's seen me in my best and worst times and she's still my friend!She's moving to Edinburgh,she's an Architect and studied in Edinburgh and just loves it and decided to go back and I'm really proud of her for doing it!Plus,it means I've got her and my cousin to go visit now in Ed - love it!Will miss ya juls.

Go Barca!!!

Tonight was the Champions League Final between Barcelona and Arsenal.Now usually I would back the english team but after Arsenal stole 4th spot from Spurs in the Premiership and also because they are our arch rivals,I was totally going for Barcelona!Oh,you've no idea how much I wanted Barca to kick Arsenal's butt!It also helped that I have a Barcelona shirt from when I visited the Nou Camp when I was on holiday in Spain with my friends when I was about 19.

It was a scary first few minutes when Thierry Henry came close a couple of times for Arsenal but then their goalkeeper got sent off and I thought woo-hoo Barca will dominate now!They did but after a dive from an Arsenal player Sol Campbell headed them in front after a free-kick.It looked like Barca were never going to score but finally they did in the 76th minute and then again in the 80th minute! 2 goals in 4 minutes! yee-ha! they won!

I just still wish Spurs had held onto 4th place then we would have been in the Champions League next year.But I'm still happy that Arsenal lost!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Take That on tour!!!

Take That reunited!
amy with Take That in the background
the very gorgeous Jason Orange
the boys after their Beatles medley
when we first saw them!
piano gathering!
mobile phones instead of lighters!
very suave!

I've just got back from seeing Take That in concert and it was just amazing!okay,i know it's probably sad to admit I was a Take That fan,but i was,so there!i didn't get to see them in concert 'back in the day!' so I was thrilled to see them tonight!My absolutely wonderful little bro bought me the ticket for Christmas and I went along with his girlfriend,who is also a huge fan!

The night started off great as Beverley Knight was the support act,I didn't even know that she was going to be performing, I think she's brill so I was excited to see her.She has just got such an amazing voice!After a great performance from her we didn't have to wait too long before the boys came out - and the screaming started!I will admit that both amy and I got a wee bit emotional - ha ha!we were discussing afterwards that it was honestly like we were transported back to our early teens when we would have given anything to have seen them in concert,we were living our teenage dreams!

The show was just amazing,it was so well put together and pure entertainment.They played all their classics and we sang and danced and just had such a good night!They even walked through the crowd but unfortunately amy and i weren't in a section that was near to them.we did have amazing seats though and i attempted to take a few pics,they turned out a bit blurry as i had to use nightvision without a tripod but i think you can still tell it's them!

Poor gary barlow still can't dance but it was entertaining watching him try - bless him!wee mark owen is still as cute as ever,both howard and jason had the amazing bodies on show and their dance moves were great!robbie williams even made an appearance in the form of a hologram - ha ha!there was a show of fire for 'relight my fire' where beverley knight took lulu's role,then there was a rain show for 'back for good' where the boys got very wet and some of the crowd too!

During 'babe' instead of everyone waving their lighters,we caught up with the times and used our mobile phone lights instead - it worked really well!They finished with 'never forget' and it was just so good,the crowd got totally into it and it was a perfect end to a brilliant gig!

I really could talk about it all night,amy and I were as high as kites by the time it had finished!

I'm now proud to say that I've seen Take That in concert!!!woo hoo!!!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Whisked off to Ayr!

Not content with staying in one place for too long,i was whisked off to Scotland yesterday for the day with my auntie and my cousins and a bunch of women/gals i'd never met before in my life!we headed off early to catch the boat over to Stranraer and then got a coach to Ayr.It was basically a shopping day,even though i don't really have any money i still managed to shop - ha ha!To be honest I was more entertained by my cousins and their friends!It was an experience spending the day with 18 and 19 year olds!I hadn't met most of them before so there was that inital 'gotta suss this chick out' kinda thing going on,but by the end of the day they were giving me heaps - bad influence from my cousins!

The pics are of my cousins and their friends,i didn't actually take any of Ayr itself as to be honest it just looks like any other town.It was a long day but a good one,thanks for all the fun gals!

PS - how white am I now?!?!