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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Good things come in threes

Jess' 3 rules to a successful karaoke:

1. If you can't sing, admit it! If you can sing for goodness sake don't go wrong!

2. If you find a song you can do well...there is nothing wrong with doing it every time you go to a karaoke event - taking a fan club is good as well!

3. If you are half way through a song and a bit of tune/verse begins which you don't know either sing louder like you are singing the right tune or copy the audience!

Jess' 3 things you just didn't need to know from that lecture this morning:

1. The word Androgens (male hormones) means literally in the greek - man maker.
The word Oestrogens (female hormones) means literally in the greek - the twitching of cows being chased by flies!

2. In ancient egypt the placenta was thought to be the ghostly twin of the pharoah. When the pharoah was born the placenta was embalmed, mounted on a stick and carried into battle by the pharoah. Later these were replaced by material on sticks which became the modern flag!

3. Milk is actually dandruff (dead skin) suspended in blood plasma - mmmm!

3 of the languages Jess learnt to say the numbers 1 to 10 in today:

1. Welsh

2. Spanish

3. Swahili

(and a Zimbabwean dialect and mandarin!) - can only remember the welsh now though!

Monday, March 20, 2006

Achievements of the day:

1. Actually blogged...I've meant to do it for ages and here it is..hurray!

2. Baked Bread...6 rolls and 1 loaf AMAZING and extremely yummy

3. Attended and stayed awake throughout 3 whole lectures on...FISH!!!

Ostracion cubicus - Yellow Boxfish
My new favourite fish!

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4. Tidied my desk!

HURRAY for a day well spent!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Some photos of the picnic - thanks Jo

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It looks a bit pathetic from above but there were over 100 sandwiches!!!

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Emily and I

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

What a day!

I can't believe it...it's now 2.20 am and I am blogging...might drop off half way through!!!

I've had a really amazing and exciting day. I had organised a food and fellowship event (picnic and prayer) for all the girls from Christian Union today because of the strikes there were very few lectures going on so it seemed the ideal time. When I woke up this morning though it was pouring with rain. I tried to move it to the Chaplaincy but after waiting for an hour with no sign of any chaplains I changed my mind! The picnic was moved to the floor of our kitchen, we laid out a rug and put the daffodils in the middle and the food round them. 17 people came! It was brilliant! We all sat round the edge and ate and had fun and then we had a time of prayer and worship! Woooooo!!! I'm so excited. It was so encouraging that people are getting excited about us meeting up for fellowship and prayer.

Afterwards Claire, Emily and Becky stayed till it was time for me to head off for DELIRIOUS!!! It was the most amazing gig ever, Delirious haven't been to Wales in over 3 years and we certainly showed them what they've been missing. Everybody seemed to know the songs already and we were singing louder than the band. At one point Martin Smith couldn't get his guitar to work so he just told us to "Sing one of your songs while I sort this out"..we just kept on singing with the band on our own! They did Majesty which was outstanding and at the end the Holy Spirit came down and loads of people started singing in the spirit and in tongues. Just a brilliant night.

"If you keep your hands clean and your hearts pure, you can take this nation"

When we got back Becky and I met up with Claire and Emily again to finish off a video we've made for our Student Sunday (all the students taking over church)...and that is why at 2.30 am I am only just getting to bed...yay and we have an early morning prayer breakfast tomorrow!

The funniest bit of the evening was when we were just leaving...Emily told us to wait for her but Becky and I pretended to run away. What we actually did was just to run into the kitchen and hide under the table. The problem was that the next person to enter the kitchen was one of Claire's flat mates who got really freaked out when he could hear us whispering and then jumped a foot in the air when we popped up from beneath the table!!!

Hurray for being a student!
Love Jess x

Monday, March 06, 2006

Counting my blessings..

Today it was sunny in Wales..
...the daffodils I placed around our flat opened
... I managed to get up on time and have a shower before I had to go to my lecture
... I managed to get up on time and have breakfast before I had to go to my lecture
... my lecturer mentioned sea cucumbers, sea potatos and sea gooseberries
... my new Eden Project tea towel arrived in the post to replace the one I burnt!
... I kept seeing people I knew around campus
... I cooked a sausage lasagne all by myself
... I passed my geology exam
... we had a really great speaker at Christian Union
... everyone from Campus went bowling
...our cabbie was hilarious!
...Chris gave me some brilliant advice on how to bowl ("Knock the pins down")
... I got a STRRRIKE!
...we all went late night shopping in Tesco's

...now it is tomorrow :)

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Apparently I don't blog enough!

It would appear that not everybody is satisfied with a few pictures of sea mice even though they are amazing so I will give a quick run down of what I did this week:

Monday - Lectures
Week 1 - Christianity Explored Course

Tuesday - No Lectures
Laundry - yay clean clothes!
Christian Union commitee voting
Christian Union

Wednesday - Lectures + lecturer custard pied for charity - yay!
Lifegroups with pancakes... proffessionally flipped by me :)

Thursday - Lectures
Field Trip
Bible Study - first one by emily (well done :) )
Tea & Toast

Friday - Lectures
Dinner with my Swansea Family
Gate-crashed youth group to watch Wallace, Gromit and the Wererabbit

Saturday - Cheerleading for the CU team
Food shopping
Film watching

Sunday - Church
Student lunch
Pub Quiz - 15/30 (but only half the team was there!)

There we are... I hope that satisfies and explains why I don't tell you about what is going on in my life and just talk about sea mice!

I love sea mice :D

Jess x

Friday, March 03, 2006


Wow...a hippo:


click on ... watch this movie!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Field Trip

We went on a field trip today to Oxwich Bay to look at rocky shore and intertidal animals...like sea mice :D

Here are some pics!

Oxwich Bay

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Me and Sophie studying hard

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Jessie and I

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Oooh..a pretty dress how did that get in here??

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Byeeeeee Jess x