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

Nov 29th, 2009

Christmas is invading my loungeroom

Not that we’re putting up much resistance or anything. However, I’m a little concerned that it’s not just Christmas that has a foothold in our house…Click here if you can’t see the embedded video.

Nov 28th, 2009

Christmas party time!

Just a quick note to extend an invitation to the lovely Hoydenizens About Town and also to anyone else I should have contacted already but have by some hideous oversight missed. We’re hosting our usual Christmas party again this year When: Sat 12th Dec from 4pm till lateWhere: At our placeWhat: Open house – come […]

Nov 27th, 2009

Friday Fragments and Linkfest No. 12

Hosted by Mrs4444. A tossed salad of bits and bobs from the week just gone with a touch of things to come for extra flavour. Be sure to pop over to Mrs4444’s place for other fragmentary offerings for today! 1. On Wednesday afternoon my 12 year old walked into the loungeroom , smiled at me […]

Nov 27th, 2009

More thoughts on Scripture in schools

I started to respond to comments on my previous post on the subject but it was getting kind of epic, so I thought I’d better chuck it all in a post of its own. This may be a little disjointed! (BTW, Scripture = Special Religious Education, or SRE, but no-one calls it that.) A couple […]

Nov 24th, 2009

Ethics classes to be trialed as an alternative to “Scripture”

This is fantastic news. It’s about time there was something better for the non-scripture kids to do than go to the library and twiddle their thumbs. When my oldest first started school I hadn’t quite given up on the church, I’d long since moved away from any belief in god but I still saw value […]

Nov 17th, 2009

The kids have begun singing Christmas songs

Which would be nice if they ever sang more than the one chorus of the one song over and over again. I need to put together a playlist of my favourite Christmas songs so I can switch it on whenever they start and attempt to expand their repertoire. This one will be on there for […]