I think I may have beaten my previous record for not posting, since it has been more than a month that i have not said anything. This is due to numerous things, including many chem assignments, essays and just generally being slack...though i think it may be more of the latter.
Anyways so to fill you in on what has been happening over the last month and a bit...here goes:
Firstly about 20 or so of our group of friends decided to go to North NSW Big Camp, which was held at Stewart's Point about 15 minutes walk to the beach...a beautiful location!!!
On Friday (the first day of mid semester break) we got up nice and early (about 7 ish) and started our exciting adventure at 9am. About 9 of us took the trip in the outdoor troupie...was nice and comfortable (we had one seat spare so it wasn't too crowded)
After several hours of driving and stopping we finally arrived at the camp site, where we were tagged!!!
The reason for the tagging is to keep track of all the campers, so that no one can walk onto the campsite uninvited.
The camp was a real fun time to spend with friends.
For a few days, just tried to get a glimpse of all the topics and speakers, until finally deciding to go to the Connections tent, which was meant to be aimed at an age group 25 yrs and older, though it was close to 40 yrs and over.
The speaker there was talking about the Ten Commandments...was really interesting, and made me think...which was good, as i like to think!!!
For most of the camp we mainly hung around the campsite and just relaxed whilst reading, sleeping, playing cards or even doing homework (that was me...brought my chem textbook and the assignment that was due as soon as we got back from camp!! Actually managed to finish about 3/4 of it, which was good...yay!!!).
All of us took turns in helping around the campsite by cooking, cleaning the dishes and making sure that our tents were somewhat presentable.
As the weather was fairly warm, most of us took this grand opportunity to go to the beach and cool off. There were even those that were really determined, who woke up nice and early just so that they could watch the sunrise...it was beautiful and definately worth it (though when compared to driving about a thousand kilometres over several days just to watch a shadow that lasts for only 30 seconds, this was only a very small thing...but beautiful none the less)
We also met a few new faces, and i saw quite a lot of familiar ones as well...those mostly being my former students whom i taught at the beginning and middle of this year...quite refreshing to hear "hi Mr. Vokurka" when going for a stroll around the campsite.
As the week drew to a close, some of us decided to go to the beach and celebrate the beginning of a new Sabbath by watching the sunrise over the clam waters of the ocean. It was a truly magical moment seeing the clouds slowly turn a shade of pink and then watch the rays of the sun as it rose above the cloud covering over the horizon.
The camp was really fun and I plan on going there again next year.
As the mid-semester break finished, slowly (though not slowly enough) work started to pile up and the second half of the semester was well on the way.
Not long after Big Camp we had yet another reason to celebrate, due to cake day and Andrew Taylor's Birthday (that was lots of fun...got to play the limbo game and hang out with friends...oh and we were fed very well)
After that bit of excitement we had a brief interlude and then more excitement from Toni's birthday party, where we played the balloon passing game, life saver game and many others.
The other bit of exciting news is that our netball team played Braden and Carla's team. The exciting thing is that even though we lost, we did not loose by a large margin, and their team was a very good team...so i think there is cause for celebration, as we came very close, which means that our team is starting to get fairly good.
That pretty much summarises all the main events that occured from Big Camp onwards.
Anyways...must go and finish off my final two essays for the year
Have fun, God bless and no stress!!! :)