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Saturday, 14 February 2009

What I love most about rivers

Last night was an interesting one. I'm home on the Isle of Wight with my family, and I finally managed to get a visit home to coincide with Catalyst.

Catalyst is a Christian worship event for young people, run by a charity I used to work for. It's always had such an incredible atmosphere, and it's run by wonderful people that I was lucky enough to work with in my gap year. The kids at the event are people I've grown up with, some of whom I'm related to (part of living on quite a small island - you're guaranteed to keep meeting the same people over and over again!), so it was amazing to see them all. I got plenty of hugs and photos!

It's crazy to think that I haven't been a part of Catalyst for two years. Everyone's growing up! The quiet, shy kids who'd just started high school are turning into confident young adults, and I'm kind of sorry I wasn't there to see it happen. There were a lot of new faces and a lot of friends missing... I guess it's true what they say, that you can never really go back.

But despite the hard times in my life lately, I wouldn't want to go back. I'm happy in Cardiff, and very much in love with my wonderful man (wish him luck, by the way, he's climbing mountains for a mate's stag party and I'm suitably worried). There have been a lot of teething troubles in the past few months, but I'm getting stronger and bolder by the day. So today, surrounded by the people and places of my past, I'm looking to the future more than ever.

I'm going to visit my sister, so I might not get online this week (whimper!) but you can always follow my Twitter if you want to check that I'm not dead.

Interesting thing of the day: My Name is Sylar! Quick and funny.


And oh I do love Sylar. Why is it always the psychos that have the most appeal?! Psychos and vampires.

48 comments:

  1. I read on Twitter that your blog is being spammed. I've wondered how such things happen..and hope that they won't happen to ME since I'm responding to you on YOUR blog.

    I used to have photos (from the 19th century) of a beautiful woman who lived on the Isle of Wright...Julia somebody. I think she was Virginia Wolfe's mother. Anyway, I can't find them, and must have gotten rid of them because, after all, what can one do with a dead woman's photos? I know, remember the movie Somewhere in Time? No, I definitely don't want to do that.

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  2. since i have no idea what twitter is or how to twitter i guess i"ll just wait........yes, wait for you to return. so, you live in wales but you were born on the isle of wight. except for a legendary rock concert in the late 60's i know very little about the place. take good care and enjoy the rest, jc

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  3. You have an awesome blog. Keep up the good work!

    Mine is new, but check it out if you get a few minutes:

    http://allkyhoops.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi! I have just discovered your blog and I'm really enjoying it. The way you write is lovely. Plus, I used to be a student at Cardiff Uni, so it reminds me of my 'second home' as well. I loved your post about getting locked out in bikini and mini-skirt...exactly the kind of thing that would generally happen to me! I look forward to reading your future posts :)

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  5. aw i love that you're suitably worried about your man...and i love that you seem to be ok about him being away for valentine's day! although i wouldnt have thought you were someone who went for the commercialised holiday :p

    have a good weekend :) xxx

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  6. Yes Sarah, we like to reject the materialism by celebrating our own "just because I love you" day sometime in February ;) REBELS!

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  7. "..Raise my hand"
    Love it.
    Rock on!

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  8. I can think of a couple of Valentine's Days where sending my partner up a mountain would have been the best present ever..

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  9. Dan, you old romantic. *rolleyes* OH hey can we watch the Shining when I get back?

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  10. Is "My Name is Skylar" a real show? It looks so much more interesting than everything else on TV, sans Conan O' Brien and "The Office". Why are psychos more appealing? They're different and refreshing--they stand out from the crowd, and they also tend to be creative! So what word would you use to refer to an "enjoyable psycho"? (Since the term psycho isn't really positive in connotation.)

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  11. Qupid, the video is a fanmade combination of Sylar (a character from Heroes) and the introduction to My Name is Earl. I guess you'd need to know about both shows to get it!

    And I think the difference between a psycho and a creative genius is that the psycho kills / hurts people. Apart from that, they're very similar mindsets ;)

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  12. That parody was... I lack words for it's being awesome :P

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  13. Haha, that video was hilarious, when it first started I thought it was retarded until "MY NAME IS SYLAR!" XD

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  14. I am enjoying reading your previous blogs. Great writings, please do continue them.

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  15. Lol brilliant video, i'm a huge heroes fan, a friend posted the video a while ago on his facebook!

    I'd be sure to say Peter Petrelli would be the one i'd go for as far as heros is concerned, but my friends beg to differ! Apparently i can't help but go for a guy with issues.....Sylar would more than fit the bill it's true it's always bad guys and vampires!!!!

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  16. I came here as a result of your blog being 'notable' and have enjoyed my read. Consider me a new follower.

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  17. I thought you might like this: my work has a filtered internet, and apparently the internet there doesn't like the word "Exploits."

    Love the video though!

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  18. I just kinda stumbled on your blog and read a few of your posts ... refreshing and cool. I see you have been on since 2005 - congratulations! Love your tenacity and obviously your readers do too! Continue with the good stuff.

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  19. I agree psychos always get all the love...t.berg in prison break rocks too.sylar too.

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  20. AixelA, I'm filtered?! Aww. Well, I can see why, what with all the rampant sexing...? :p

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  21. Blog spamming? No good.

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  22. Wow. It's pretty busy here now you've been "Blog of Note". Catalyst sounds good. Enjoy your break at home & don't forget to tweet (especially some random funny stuff.)

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  24. Come on, climbing a mountain for a Stag Party. I find that hard to believe. Could he keep a straight face when he told you that cover story. Stag parties tend to be a little more raunchy then mountain climbing, trust me on this one. I think you will have to post the real story next week. Poker, Cuban cigars, a keg of ice cold Molsons, strippers, now that what is involved with a Stag.
    Do they even have mountains in England?

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  25. That video is so good :)!

    I love my name is Earl, and I LOVE heros.


    haha, spin off series :P?

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  26. I actually started a blog because I like yours so much...it started off as being a place to publish my novel chapter by chapter but who has the time for that? If you could PLEASE give me feedback that'd be excellent, ive only had it for 24 hours but id love to know what you think...
    its http://blackwithmascara.blogspot.com/
    thanks, Clementine

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  27. Found you via blogs of note... who ever thought I might find something I liked in there! Love your writing.

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  28. Hahahahahaaha "My name is Sylar!"
    Kudos, because heroes is awsome! Cool blog

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  29. Aye, I'm always happy to watch Mr Nicholson go mad. Give me or Ross a buzz when you're back and we can combine it with the Lost you'll be missing.

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  30. Congrats on being a blog of note!! That's awesome.

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  31. Wow ... What a great job, very nice,
    pls do coninue, I Love it. U are invited to
    to my pages.

    thanks in advance
    brgds
    Marcos Miorinni

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  32. Nice. It's true about going home. Change happens whether we are ready for it or not :)

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  33. I enjoyed your blog. You should take a look at mine. I'm ashamed to say that I have neglected it for some time, but I am starting over. I would like people to actually read it this time.

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  34. Sylar.. Very cute.. Still enjoying your blog. It is a ray of sunshine in an otherwise downward day.. Keep them coming..

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  35. This is one of my favorite blogs. Alot of awesome posts.

    http://hotnewsanchorwomen.blogspot.com/

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  36. It was pleasure to read such a nice blog..........with awesome thoughts........keep doing the good work.

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  37. haha... I love the Sylar video. That's great.

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  38. That's an awesome parody. And an equally awesome blog. I'll be following this from now on.

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  39. Congratulations for being a Blog of Note.

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  40. well Sylar is ever so much, more legendary than Batman and Superman put together.

    x

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  41. HI ,what an interesting blog , how do you get so many comments and followers?? I have just started my own blog and would love you to check it out

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  42. Have just started blogging and read yours from the 'of note' list. You are so right about the psychos, Sylar is strangely appealing and what is it about vampires that is so cool?!

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  43. Hey, I have just started on this site and am still trying to understand how things work. I am not actually sure how I got here....... Anyways, I would very much appreciate if anyone would add me.

    Oh I like your blog, and I totally know what you mean about sylar.

    my url thingy is http://shetland-lass.blogspot.com

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  44. I love vampires, too. I am addicted to the Buffy series, drawn to Angel AND Spike like . . . ooh no, I won't mention moths to flames because flames are dangerous.

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  45. i do love sylar!he's greate.one of my favourite heroes anywhere.he's realy greate.

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