Here are the thoughts of Joanna nee Lake as she spends time in Ecuador, and beyond... Disciple, Fairtrade Freak, Psychologist in the making. Now part of the Blundell Jones clan.

Friday, November 11, 2005


well hallo there!!! it's been awhile my dear friends!! i wonder if any of you have been faithfully loggin on to see if there's been anything new!!

so, i've been home quite a while now, and it's been kind of quietly manic! it's good to be home, i've not had a difficult time really, only thing has been getting my bodyclock into swing which has actually been tough, had 2 weeks of RUBBISH sleep (did i?) plus flu-y cold leaving me quite literally EXHAUSTED and at the end of my tether! but culturally i've 'slipped right back in'... though hopefully not totally, and actually i think i've bought a whole load of stuff back with me -- one of my bestest chums in the world said to me the other day that i'm alot more open and confident, latin trait i feel-- i wonder what other things people will notice?? interesting!!

i've yet to REALLY process all the changes, and i'm on the eve of a great big new one!!!
I'm about to move back up to Sheffield to a new house + housemates, new area, and (hopefully) a new job! I'm moving into a council estate where with my church we've been doing a kids club - it's not a particularly nice neighbourhood, and one could probably say its less safe than where i was living in Quito - go figure!! but it's cool and exciting, if slightly nerve-racking!!

so here's to the next stage of my life, exciting but the hard slog known as 'finding a job' is not such an enticing prospect!! here goes!! man it's 8pm and i have NO packing done yet!! aahhh!!! :)