Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Slipping Days

The days are slipping away quickly now. There is such a lot to think about and yet I am trying to savor the moments and life as it is now. I have been catching up with my close friends, who are all very busy so I treasure the time I can spend with them. I've deliberated on cupboard handles for the new kitchen with Mum and Dad. Spent another day in Auckland with my brother (and some friends of his this time). Made jelly from quinces and feijoas, baked sourdough bread. Whipped up sourdough pancakes. And of course smelled roses.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Ben and I zoomed down to Auckland yesterday to go to church. Loved spending time with my brother as it is only six short weeks till I leave. And I feel so encouraged by the people we met and the words they spoke to us. We stayed for lunch with some of them at a Thai restaurant and then went shopping until the night service. Which was incredible. The sun was shining in more ways than one.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Feijoa Picking

The studio where I have been teaching lately has a big feijoa tree outside the front door. Briar and I went to pick some today.

The ground was covered with them. So we ended up with three big delicious bagfuls.

This little kitten came along at the end and climbed the tree. I think Briar would have taken it home if I had suggested it!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Thank You

For two thousand year old mercy. For a savior that bled. I feel such a failure, for me you say? Yes for me, even me. The notes play, waves of love and triumph. He is good this one and only God. He IS love.

Sourdough by Candlelight

Sourdough bread. Made with no yeast, just a bubbly starter mixture given to me by a Finnish friend. Because of this it takes a long time to rise, 7 hours to be precise, but all that meant is I had the fun of baking it by candlelight. So very scrumptious.