I have just finished reading Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle. Madly loved by my teens I thought it was time to read these books, I really, really enjoyed them. A few areas I’d like to discuss with my children, but engaging and very well written.
On my beside table is Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from a Nature-Deficit Disorder, I’m half-way through this book, so grateful that we live in the bush and our children have many opportunities to engage with nature. A great read for any concerned parent.
Reading blogs in google reader is much quicker than loading up a blog page. I find it very frustrating when a blog’s setting only allows me to partially read their post in google reader. Honesty time; many a blog does not make it to my blog roll as they do not allow me to read them in entirety in google reader. Please if this is your blog setting, do consider changing.
‘Little offerings’ from Jem are frequently to be found in Bass’ cradle. As I lifted Bass out of his cradle today I discovered he was lying on a little tow truck and car. Such sweet love, Jem is obviously keen for another playmate.
Carpenter and Princess have joined the Church choir and have been practising all Lent for Easter. They are the youngest by a few decades and have been warmly welcomed. They are talking about joining in on Sundays as well. I’m pleased to see the confidence and enjoyment they are receiving from Choir.
We’ve been watching DVDs of The Flying Nun this afternoon, I’m in stitches, Sr Bertrill is really too funny. One of our girls has expressed an interest in being a nun, it appears that Sr Bertrill has fostered this vocation, we have explained that only Sr Bertrill flies, but we are not sure we are believed.
There is something very reassuring in having great relations with your local shop keepers. The proprietors of our local fruit and veg market look after us very well. Last week I ordered a box of granny smith’s and the proprietor convinced me to buy the red apples instead, “They taste much nicer.” and he gave them to me for a cheaper price. Today I was filling a bag of mandarins and he walked past and quietly said to me, “Don’t buy too many of those, they don’t taste very nice.” Great customer relations, they have my complete loyalty:)
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