Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mr McAvoy

 So "they" (whoever they are)  have been filming in Oxford all week. On Wednesday while we were waiting for my photography class to start (woowhoo) we ran into some filming while walking around town. Things are often shot in Oxford, but usually it's just a few scenes here and there. but they have been all over the place shooting loads and loads. 

We were having fun just poking around walking in the middle of their sets etc...hey they weren't stopping us. I am convinced it's because I looked like a legit photographer. What? Ok, humour me :)

James McAvoy (I knew him from The Last King of Scotland) just standing there waiting for them to make up their minds whether to shoot the scene again or not. It's funny what they use in filming. For this scene they have transformed this door that just leads in building for student accommodations into the entrance for a pub.
We were watching a different movie earlier in the summer during which there is a chase scene (that they shot in Oxford), Alan and I couldn't help but laugh because they are running down a dead end street. Ahh the magic of movies, nothing is ever as it seems. 

Mr. McAvoy again, (with an actress actress also in the movie)

Lately I have taken a lot of pictures with intent on blogging but have been super busy, and hence super tired. Hopefully as my class gets into full swing I will post more pictures, or just get around to the ones I've skipped. Can you believe it's practically October! 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Wembley Stadium

We got to go to our first football game (soccer). It was really fun, I always like being at live sporting events much better than watching them on TV.  In the picture above is our friend from church Ken. He got us amazing tickets through his work. We were only five rows away from the field. It was awesome.  

England vs. Bulgaria


Friday, September 3, 2010

Truth 4 Youth

Here are just a few pictures from the summer youth camp we took our kids too. It was an amazing weekend filled with great teaching and spiritual growth.

Well we are back from summer camp, and so tired. We had a wonderful trip, everything went really smoothly and the teaching was amazing! I have to say this might be my favourite camp ever.  I was shocked at how sound the teaching was, it really was very edifying for our youth (and me too). The kids loved Carl Kirby from AiG, they were talking about his talks all week! Paul Wilkinson, whom I'd never heard speak before, was amazing. I think it was the clearest talk I have ever heard on Revelation. Another thing that impressed me was the amount of time we spent in the word, most of the time was spent in group or mini-group sessions, which was hard for a couple of the younger kids but worth it. I seriously could go on and on about the teaching. Well I think you get the picture....we had a really good time.