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6 weeks without an update

I have been blogging on my new (mostly) book and reading related blog found here and try to post there at least once a week. I do realise that I have been very slack with my livejournal but here is an update.

Have been busy with course lately and am still getting pretty good marks, mostly As with some Bs scattered in there as well. Just have 3 weeks left of my first course (the travel and tourism one, level 3) and then get a short break before starting the second course (International travel, tourism and IT, level 4)... have been thinking about going back to do the diploma level 5 course after I work for 2-3 years but that is something I will think about more in depth further down the road.

On my short break in April I am taking part in a road trip! Jay suggested to me that I go on a pre-convention (being the BookCrossing 2009 World Convention in Christchurch) road-trip along with some other people (and Erik too).. so the plan is
11th April: Erik and I will take the bus from Auckland to Wellington (which is about a 12 hour journey... yikes) where we stay with Jay
14th April: the road trippers take the ferry over to Picton and in Picton pick up two rental cars. Make our way to Hamner Springs where we stay overnight at a backpackers
15th April: Go from Hamner Springs, stopping off at Kaikoura while most of the group does whale watching (I'm going to explore Kaikoura instead along with Erik) and then heading through to Christchurch where me and Erik are staying with family for a couple of nights.
17th - 19th April: BookCrossing convention, staying at Christchurch Central YHA
19th April: flying back to Auckland in the afternoon, ready to start my level 4 course on the 20th.

So looking forward to it and have a bit to sort out before I go.. like what books am I taking and loading up Erik's iPod with some music (I lost my iPod at Parachute in January :( )

This morning I had church and going to youth group tonight (yeah I realise I am probably a bit old to be going to youth group but there are people who are older than me who go and the over 18 girls normally do our own thing anyway). Have started going to a young adults over 21 home group every second and fourth Tuesday of the month though I sometimes feel a bit lost as I haven't read the whole bible yet, just parts of it (I know I should read it everyday, funny how I can read all these books and find it hard to pick up that book.. must make an effort) and when the rest of the group have these deep type discussions that I can only follow bits of.. ah well I'll cope. Still haven't talked to Heather about finding me a mentor so will have to ask her next week.