Archive for: Things We Should Talk About at the Dinner Table

Jul 25th, 2008

Hillsong helping girls “discover their value and created uniqueness”

This makes me feel physically ill: From the SMH – Hillsong hits schools with beauty gospel You know what? Even if you take away any religious connotations the mere fact that there is a course being taught IN SCHOOLS, purportedly to boost teenagers’ self-esteem, which includes teaching “a range of skills including how to put […]

Jul 24th, 2008

Done with dieting

I’m not doing the Weight Watchers thing any more, haven’t been for quite some time now. I was getting nowhere, making myself miserable and ending up binge eating on a fairly regular basis. Since I stopped dieting (and make no mistake about it, Weight Watchers is a diet) my weight has stayed stable, my binging […]

Jul 23rd, 2008

Ask and ye shall receive – more or less

I woke up this morning at about 3:00am with an absolutely torturous sinus headache, took some sudafed and proceeded to toss and turn for nearly an hour listening to Adam snore. So when the alarm went off a few hours later I was still somewhat worse for wear. Adam got the kids up, dressed, fed […]

Jan 2nd, 2008

Tom on theology

“Mum, all parents believe that God is a myth.” “Really? What makes you say that?” “You think it’s a myth.” “Well, yes, I do. Just like the Greek and Roman gods were myths.” “But not the Egyptian gods, they were real.”

Dec 26th, 2007

Roast pumpkin and couscous salad – party sized

I served this at our Christmas party and then made it again today to take to a friend’s Boxing Day party, it seemed to be well received so I thought I’d share it here. I took this photo using what was left over after the party, there was lots more to begin with! 1kg butternut […]

Dec 24th, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Fruit mince pies and a glass of milk sit on the coffee table. Carrots, apples and a big bowl of water await the reindeer on the front deck. The yard is alight with strands of mostly working fairy lights. The lounge room is filled with the smells of Christmas, cranberry and vanilla candles, gingerbread and […]