It’s been a very rough few days, complete with a couple of days where I just didn’t write anything. Hoping to try and make up some ground this evening while my wife reads the Mistborn Trilogy.

It’s been a really stressful week that’s resulted in only managing to get a total of a thousand words over the last three days. What happened???

Somehow, I’ve actually managed to write over 10k words so far this month. I’ve never made it this far in NaNoWriMo before.

Wednesdays are my days for studying. I really miss working through the BCUK course and I hope to start the second year of it next year. In the meantime, I’m finally getting a chance to work through Calvin’s Institutes as well as a book on leadership that I was meant to be going through with a couple of the pastors at Trinity Church Everton.

Something I was expecting to happen so early in writing for NaNoWriMo this year was to actually experience the characters taking control of things. I actually put work into the plot and an outline and then my characters decided that it needed to happen differently.

It feels pretty good to have reached this point in my word count.

I hadn’t anticipated the affect that helping someone move today would have on bring able to reach my word count for NaNoWriMo. To be completely honest, getting more than a thousand words feels like a win.

This is from a week ago and I’m posting it as form of procrastination from getting further with the novel I am supposed to be writing right now.

I’m making the ill-advised decision to attempt NaNoWriMo again.

Still life.

As someone who has now experienced multiple international moves, I really feel like using an e-reader of some sort is just a better way to consume books. Especially if you’re in a similar situation.

I try not to post pictures of food because my blog isn’t Instagram, but I just had an amazing vegan pastrami (I’m not vegan or vegetarian) sandwich from Krowarzywa, a vegan burger place near where I’ve been staying in Mokotów, Warsaw.

Spent the day being a tourist.

It took coming to a country I had never considered moving to before to finally try tonic espresso. The upshot is that I can actually afford it here. This one is from MOKO kawiarnia.

My parting gift from my mom was a Savage Industries EDC One that she has been working on for the last six months. It’s a beautiful bag made more so by the knowledge that she made it with her hands and that the cloth it’s made from used to be a sail out at sea.

My time in 🇺🇸 is almost done so it was a race against the clock to get these done. These are both for my wife who I miss so much and can’t wait to see when she and the kids get to 🇵🇱 from 🇬🇧.

I’m moving to Warsaw

We finally have a way forward for my to join my family again. Over the course of this next year, I will be serving with a church plant in Wilanów, a district of Warsaw. I leave Saturday and arrive there Sunday afternoon. I’m really excited about this upcoming year but I’m still so sad to not have the chance to say goodbye to our church family in Liverpool. If you’re interested in following along or supporting our work to help reach the 30k people in Wilanów, visit our missions website.

Does this count as a still-life?

Went for an evening ride that took me through old suburbs, river front, protected wetland and farmland all in under an hour.

I went to my nephew’s first ⚽️match this morning. The sun was very bright and I forgot to bring a hat.

Another sewing project today. I really like making these little project bags. 🧵