The New Term… and the waiting game

As I think I mentioned last time, term started at Oak Hill last week. The first three days were spent doing various intro events, meeting lots of people and generally being busy! As of tomorrow evening we will have completed one full week of lectures. This term I am studying the Doctrine of God; General…

Before the Storm…

The last three weekends have been pretty busy for us – we’ve been up in Colchester (or thereabouts) for various reasons! We had a great time seeing friends and family and generally catching up with people. However, as of yesterday Mrs Phil is 37 weeks pregnant – which means that, if the baby is born…

Just what is a ‘babygrow’, anyway?

As I mentioned a few months ago, Mrs Phil and I are expecting a baby at the end of September. Phil has now finished work (scary!) and so this week we have finally got round to actually thinking about the kind of things we will have to get for the baby, as well as sorting…

Richard Dawkins on the ethics of Stuart Broad

If you haven’t been following the Ashes over the past few days, you may not have heard about the mini furore created by Stuart Broad last week. Broad is a batsman for England who was caught out fairly and squarely, but refused to ‘walk’, leaving the decision down to the umpire. There has been a…

Quick Life Update

It’s been a funny old month. Quick a lot seems to have gone on over the past month or so: Phil and I had our 20-week scan. My Mum died, and the funeral was last Friday. On top of all that, I’ve had a ridiculous amount of work to do college-wise. At the moment I’m…

Mum [1945-2013] – A Tribute

As some of you  may have seen on Twitter and Facebook, my Mum died yesterday. She lost her battle with lung cancer, which I’d written about previously. The picture on the left was taken at Christmas last year; it’s probably one of my favourite pictures of her. It’s amazing to think how much things changed…

Not dead!

That’s right. Just wanted to post up to say, I’m not actually dead! I’m just working very hard. Things have been pretty mental at Oak Hill this last term. I’m working on a seminar for John 19 at the moment (well, not right at this moment, obviously. Not today, even. But you get what I mean.)…

A time of Expecting…

After all the heavy stuff I’ve been talking about over the past few weeks and months, it gives me great pleasure to announce… we’re expecting a baby! 🙂 We had the 20-week scan today at the hospital. Everything was fine, the baby seemed to be doing well, the heart is beating fine, and it was…

Quick update

Just a quick personal update, seeing as I haven’t posted up in a couple of weeks (shock, horror, etc etc). Over Easter time Phil and I went to Colchester for a couple of days – it was good to pop in to our old church for the Good Friday service, and then on Saturday we…

Have Wheels, Will Travel

About six months ago – just before the beginning of the current academic year – we decided to sell our old car. It was costing too much to keep, we didn’t need it, etc etc. So, it may come as a bit of a surprise to discover that we’ve bought a new car! As it…