Monday, 5 September 2016

How this Move is Working.

Posted by Abigail Hampton at 13:41 0 comments
So I realise I may not have explained the whole moving thing very well, so this post is here to try and explain kind of what's going on over the next month.
So this week we're still in Nantwich and I'm starting college on Wednesday. This Sunday is our last Sunday at church, but we're actually still in Nantwich for another week. We will actually see a lot of people again before we move as well because we're having a leaving party on the 16th. The reason we're not at church on the 18th is because DD has a gymnastics competition.
Then on the 20th, the plan is that the packers come and start to pack up the house. It'll probably take a couple of days so we won't be properly moved until the 22nd. Meanwhile, I'll be at college on the Wednesday, so I'll be staying at THE MEME QUEEN's house. (that's what I'm going to all her on my blog from now on. It was her choice.) The plan is that I stay with them for the Wednesday's, Thursday's and Friday's that I'm at college and get the train back on a Friday.
So this is kind of what my week might look like:
Monday & Tuesday: I'm not really sure what I'm going to do on these days yet, but we'll soon find out.
Wednesday: I get up super early and get the bus to the train station, the train to Crewe and then the bus to college. After college I have to walk to TMQ's house.
Thursday; I don't have college on Thursdays now, so I'm going to clean the TMQ family home, then do something else, maybe volunteer down at the new church cafe, or just wander around town, or whatever, obviously I'm not sure yet.
Friday: Walk to college in the morning and then get the bus to the train station after college.
Saturday: I might get a job, but probably not for another year as it's complicated to get a job at 15, as I experienced with work experience!!
Sunday: This will start with church and probably be a bit like Sundays are now, but you never know really.
I hope this has made a bit of sense to you, if you have anymore questions or anything, feel free to ask in the comment section of this or any future posts.

What's happening this week...

Posted by Abigail Hampton at 12:46 1 comments
Monday: Today is a not so exciting day, my parents are in Liverpool and I have part of the duty to look after the kids but apart from that, nothing really is happening.
Tuesday: It's gonna be a bit like Monday really but the parents are going to be here.
Wednesday: My first day of college. I'm quite anxious about the beginning of it because I'm not actually fully enrolled yet, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to get in or whatever. I think it'll be fine but I'm still super nervous.
Thursday: I have custody of all the little children for the whole day, because my older siblings and parents are in Liverpool (again). I have to cook and everything for them, and I'll probably end up missing my first week back at dance to. Being older sucks.
Friday: My actual enrollment day!! To be fair, this whole thing is making me chuckle a bit now, but it didn't on Thursday, I actually had the worst day ever then!
Saturday: I'm going over to the friends house I'm going to be staying at during the weeks I'm at college to sort out their spare room for me.
Sunday: Our last day at church. I'm actually dreading this, My friend still has tissues in her bag from the week we announced our leaving and I think she's keeping them there forever now. I know we're going to need them!!

Quite an eventful week then. If you're the praying type, please pray for this week for me because I'm sort of dreading it!!

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Welcome Autumn

Posted by Abigail Hampton at 12:41 0 comments
It's a wet day today, so I thought it was the best opportunity to write my first Autumnal blog post! You all know how much I love it, and it's September now so I can happily celebrate by wearing cosy jumpers and hats and socks!!! Also as I look out of the window, some of the leaves are actually turning brown, so you can't say that not even nature has registered that it's Autumn.
This Autumn is going to be a lot different than last, with the whole starting college and moving thing, but I'm really hoping I'll be able to make to most of it anyway. It turns out I'll be walking from the friends house that I'll be staying in during the week to the college, so I'll be able to take in the cold weather and Autumn beauty that way.
Not having a garden this year will be a little weird too, but there is a huge park right out the front and my sisters and I have a huge bay window in our room facing towards it, so that'll look divine when the leaves start falling. Oh man, I'm so excited for crunchy leaf walks through the park!!!
 What are you guys most excited for in Autumn?
Thanks for reading, I'll write soon x

Currently I'm...

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  • Reading: My Royal Story: Henry VIII's Wives. I have read 4 books in 1 week.
  • Playing: Polish Blast. A bit like Candy Crush, but not.
  • Watching: Nothing right now (except rewatching F.R.I.E.N.D.S) but I'm waiting (and waiting) for season 4 of Sherlock!!
  • Trying: to not stress out about college!
  • Texting: (more like Snapchatting!) a guy from our church
  • Pinning: Inspirational Quotes. Don't ask.
  • Crafting: I'm still in the middle of a little Christmas banner from a couple of years ago.
  • Scrapping: all the negative thoughts about moving 
  • Doing: my best to look on the bright side of everything
  • Going: to be semi living with a friend during college times
  • Loving: the fact that it's finally Autumn!!
  • Hating: 'Oh no, don't hate, you don't wanna put that in the atmosphere'
  • Discovering: what the next chapter of my life will involve
  • Enjoying: Chatting with my lovely friends
  • Thinking: about what to write on my next blog post
  • Feeling: excited and nervous and sad all at the same time.
  • Hoping  (for): a great last few weeks in Nantwich.
  • Listening  (to): Real Love by Tom Odell
  • Celebrating: The beginning of Autumn
  • Smelling:
  • Thanking:
  • Considering: getting up to get some hand cream for my extremely dry hands
  • Finishing: my drawing of Mulan by painting it.
  • Starting: College on Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

August 2016 Update

Posted by Abigail Hampton at 14:42 0 comments
Well, I've just realised, looking back at all the photos I've taken this month, that it's been so packed full of memories. There have been a few months this year where nothing has really happened, but August is not one of them!!

It started off with Lake Bala, our youth camping trip. This was my second year, and again it was really awesome. We went mining this year as our adventure thing, and that involved going into and old slate mine and clambering across slippery slate, abseiling, and using your upper arm strength a lot (I do not have a lot of arm strength at all!) It was super fun though, and whilst some of us were waiting for the others to catch up we sang songs (the acoustics were great!)

We also spent a lot of time around the campfire, eating marshmallows and making up super lovely nicknames for me (not)!









Later in the week we took a trip down to see the new house in Liverpool. It was actually a really nice day out, and it was good to have a feel around what things are going to be like in the future.




I may not have told you but there isn't actually a garden in the new house, so I've been trying to make the most of the garden.

 I've always wanted a glass like so I decided to buy a box of 24 of them!! I've been slowly giving them away and people have really appreciated it.





We had our last Afterlife BBQ at our house and that was lovely, we ate food and bantered, but I didn't take any photos, so here's my hair from it!!



I decided to hold a little cupcake party for my friends where we'd literally just eat cake. Unfortunately not a lot of people came but it was fun anyway.  








Joel's lovely girlfriend has been hennaing all over the place recently and she did my sisters and I too.



 Just last week we went to Cefn Lea for an Elim event called Ignite.
It was so much fun, and again I didn't take loads of pictures because I was making to many memories, but you can probably tell from these two just how much fun we all had. 



Funnily enough when everyone got back we were all ill, so we named it the Cefn Flu. I was ill for 2 days and literally had no energy, it completely wiped me out, but now I'm back and ready for Autumn and college and a new beginning for everything. 
I'm going to miss here though. The 2 pictures there, I think I will carry with me for a long time because they represent one of the last times we'll all properly be together and that's the saddest thing ever.
My mind set has changed a little on this, I'm ready to go with it now, and I'm ready for God to change Liverpool through our family and the church there.

Thanks for reading guys, the next update will probably be all about college and moving!! How scary is that!! 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

We're Moving...

Posted by Abigail Hampton at 10:19 0 comments
This is a hard blog post to write. This blog us chock full of my happiest memories in Nantwich. This though, is the post where I have to tell you all of that is about to change, Because we're moving. To Liverpool, somewhere a lot of my family never thought we'd live. You see our family are very much the country folk, but now we're going to live in a city, with no garden.
My Dad was losing his job in Crewe which he's had for as long as I can remember. They're cutting that bit of the company out, so a lot of his colleagues are losing they're jobs too. Right at that time, one of the guys from Elim contacted Dad to tell him there was a church in Liverpool that needed a pastor. He didn't know that Dad was losing his job. Also at this time our church got back the canteen in which had been used as a cafe and owned by a separate company . The church is going to use this now as an outreach cafe. It's going to be really awesome and my parents really wanted to be involved in this (at this point none of us kids knew what was going on!) Then, one lovely Sunday evening after our youth group BBQ, my parents decided to tell us that we might be leaving. It was quite a big 'might' at that point because my Dad still wanted to be part of the cafe but new that the church in Liverpool was a very obvious option. There were a lot of tears that night (mainly from me and Mum), mainly because I realised that the Liverpool thing really did seem like the thing that was going to happen.
On Sunday we told the church. A few people already knew, but the majority of people didn't, and for some it was a big shock, but for others they worked out that something was going on. (I have no idea how!)

What about me, you ask? Well, it's hard. It's going to hurt so much leaving my beautiful home, that I've known for basically all of my life, and go to a place that I feel I'll never feel at home in. I've been trying to tell myself that its going to be great, that it'll be a challenge but a great one. Other people keep telling me that too, but that doesn't make it any easier. Especially as I'm going to be commuting almost everyday back to Nantwich to go to college. I mean, how much time will I actually spend in Liverpool?
It's so obvious that it's God's plan though. The church (and house that comes with it) is crying out for some TLC and I know that our family has been so much bathed in that for 14 years and is ready to go out and share it. It's probably going to be the hardest thing I've ever done, but I'm gonna do it, and it'll be okay in the end.

Thanks for reading. If you're a prayer, please pray for us as we pack up the many (many) things in our house and as we prepare to leave our Oasis into our new life. xxx

Monday, 18 July 2016

July 2016 Update

Posted by Abigail Hampton at 15:39 0 comments
It's Summer!! I'm sat, sweating in my garden right now, and although it sounds gross, it's also lovely. We've finally broken up from school, and have all the free time in the world. It's been a lovely month so far, although it has wizzed by. It seems like just yesterday that I was fretting about getting my work experience at PlayWorld sorted, and now this time next week I will actually be working (and sweating my face off too probably!).

At the start of the month we went on a walk around the canal in Nantwich, which in all honesty, I've never been round before and it is lovely. We went with Lucy (Joel's girlfriend) and not Joel because he was at an evening church service. It was really nice to just talk with her, and we talked about how she could one day be our sister-in-law.



Later in the week we played a few games to finish off the school term (homeschool perks. man I'm gonna miss them!) and we played bananarama, which is kind of a crazy game but really fun.


Ellie only ended up with 1 banana left, whereas I had loads!


Last week, my and my beautiful best friend (and her very generous family) went to Center Parcs. It was a lovely relaxing week, which I really needed. We spent the week swimming, cycling and watching a lot of F.R.I.E.N.D.S! 





You'd think I'm the crazy one from these pictures, which is normally the case, but she can be too!!

I've also finally finished this drawing and colouring, both which took me forever!!



I'm going to leave you with this picture of Chip hanging a bag from his foot in the sun and say thank you for reading. See you later on and enjoy the sunny months!!


P.S my opinions on Pokemon GO are, well, I don't agree with it, and people need to stop obsessing.

 

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