Saturday, 27 April 2013

Having fun?

Been with good friends all afternoon. Lol..been great having them around. 


Don't like it....

Army Training

Did an Army style warm up and then a run last night and lived to tell the tale...

Friday, 26 April 2013

Sheryl Crow

I can't cry anymore some days this is true

I shall believe a beautiful lullaby

Anne of Green Gables

If you are a true Anne fan nothing else needs to be said and you will listen to this with tears of joy running down your face...

Kind Providence

A really tricky situation which Miss Anna thought would take ages to be resolved has been significantly sorted out in just one phone conversation from the right person in the right place. Another of God's daily mercies...

Mark Driscoll (again!)

Marriage and Men

Real eye opener for anyone to listen to, single, attached, engaged or married. First 10 mins are a bit of padding and having listened to the end but, so far, so good. Quite strong in his condemnation of people not living right but then it is challenging.

If you enjoyed this then other links:

Adolescence, boys who can shave Mark Driscoll

Defining masculinity  Matt Chandler

Little Miss Selfish

I refused to swap my empty trolley for the next user at SAINSBURYs because her token was missing the yellow section and you could hardly see the smiley face. She wasn't very impressed!

Weather check

Thought for the day

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong 1 Corinthians 1 v 27

Thursday, 25 April 2013

End of the day

Thank you Lord for your endless mercies...including sleep z z z

Pastor Mark Driscoll: Jesus and Anxiety

Jesus and anxiety 1/5 (worth setting aside an hour or so to listen, rambles towards the end but intro in first section is a good start)

Don't come to the bible just to get principles to do better and try harder but to get to know Jesus MD

A lot of Mark Driscoll at the moment for Miss Anna!

Still my soul be still

words are here...

beautiful on the link below to listen


It takes so long but it is worth it when your house looks like a palace. This is not the case yet for Miss Anna but there are glimmers of hope as she continues to order the chaos...

God has a definite plan 4 mins, 6 secs

Thanks Mark Driscoll; as usual covers all bases with pastoral and practical application.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

No Zumba

With knee injury couldn't go....what a shame!!!

Facebook progress

Thanks to all my FB friends who have responded to my new FB page for Cake and Ice Cream. Your support is much appreciated as the blog is nothing without it's readers. Whoops, not talking in the 3rd person as Miss Anna there but your probably realise by now we're one and the same person!!!


Wow!!!! Lost for words...they've really come up in the world since my last visit and my lounge is the better for their organisational boxes and lovely scatter cushions....

Long suffering

How do you learn it except by "suffering long." It could be a lot of things, chronic illness, enduring difficulties in a relationship, job you loathe, well, the list goes on....... but through these things the Lord draws us nearer to himself as we learn to depend on him when we can't see a way, humanly through the difficulty. But, we have to trust that he is choosing to use the difficulty for our ultimate good. At times, we say, through gritted teeth...why Lord me, now this as well..yet we can trust that we are being kept by our loving heavenly Father who is completely trustworthy.

In shock

My knee still hurts after the fall and I feel washed out. Or could be the after effects of too much housework?! Going to do some retail therapy at Matalan later; that should help things a bit.

Study says doing some housework daily lowers risk of breast cancer by 17%

We are blind to God's plan for our lives

We are blind to God's plan for our lives
 Another extract from Counselling One Another website..

Morning wash out?

Tripped over and fell hard on my knee. Three lovely people stopped to help me. Also left my purse after meeting a dear friend for coffee which I found in the hands of a lovely couple giving it into customer services.  So maybe not so bad except my knee is still delicate!!


Round 2 this evening......this time without the tone bit!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

God's grace at the end of another day

Your worst days are never so bad that you
are beyond the reach of God's grace

Your best days are never so good that you 
are beyond the need of God's grace


That's the way it is going via an EXCEL, coloured coded spreadsheet...the key to success in every area of life...


There is something devastatingly beautiful about Bach (start at 6mins for theme to "Truly madly deeply")

Truly Madly Deeply, the movie


Clock is ticking and the choices are too numerous. Seriously, big choices to be made. Miss Anna needs to seek the Lord and ask for wisdom and direction in a number of areas Proverbs 3 v 5-6 and all that!.

Zumba Tone

Never again...going to try a pure Zumba next time...

I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word

Found this via a link which a FB friend "liked" and spent 5 minutes mesmerised ...actually heart breaking when you really think about it...


Got a good old amount and feel on top of the world. Zumba will soon deal with that....

Monday, 22 April 2013


Tomorrow...Zumba and Tone, this space..


Cake and Ice Cream now has a facebook page...

If you are a FB friend with the real Miss Anna then go to her profile and find the page and press "like" if you enjoy C&IC. Really touched by the number who have already done so...encouraging to have a growing readership...

Are you smart?!

Before the throne of God above

...I have a strong and perfect plea...

Britain's Got Talent

It certainly does...

another blog

Day by day the Lord is near

Paul Tautges blog. Encouraging posting; click above...


Paul TautgesPaul Tautges is a sinner saved by the grace of God in Jesus Christ, husband of Karen, father, pastor, and counselor. I love Christ because He first loved me!

EverybodyLoves Raymond

Sooooo funny, loving it. Breakfast TV comedy, Channel 4, 7.55am to 8.25am.

Right Person?

How do you know if you've met the right person? You just know (so Miss Anna is told...)!

Sunday, 21 April 2013


and scroll down to Luke 14 v 25-35. Cost over comfort.

Sooooo challenging but encouraging.


Done first disc...only 7 more to go!!!

Loving it, especially the "slow burner" love stories where they take an eternity to get together.

"Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires" Song of Songs 2 v 7


Got to get back on the road this week, Fresh week, fresh start...

Tough Times

The Lord uses hardships and difficulties to make us rely more on him. We so easily look to the wrong places to provide for us instead of looking to the Lord to supply through the means he chooses. It may well end up being the same place we originally looked but with his blessing added.

A friend not supporting me in losing weight

Thanks to my friend who had a hot chocolate with all the cream and extra chocolate. not supporting me as I contemplate losing weight!!


Miss Anna getting into this Canadian horse equivalent of Lassie. Wonder who influenced that?!