Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to you!

Wishing everyone a lovely Christmas!

For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Jane Austen!

I was first introduced to Jane Austen over 10 years ago when a friend lent me her Pride and Prejudice videos. I fell in love with Lizzy and Mr Darcy and watched the 5 hours of the BBC 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice over and over and over again. Over the years, I have watched it countless times. Mark can pretty much quote the movie word for word even though I don't think he has seen it all the way through from start to finish.  Persuasion would be a close second followed by Sense and Sensibility. I'm pretty sure I've read all (if not most) of Jane's books and I've also got them as audio books too.

On Tuesday I introduced one of my lovely friends to my friend Jane. She has read the Anne of Green Gables books, but never seen a Jane movie or read any of her books. I was pleased to know that she watched and loved Persuasion the very night I lent the DVDs to her- and I know she'll enjoy the other Jane movies and hopefully the books, as much as I do.  We were discussing why the Anne books appeal to us and we came to the conclusion that it was because life was simpler then, the worst name someone could call you was 'carrots' and the worst thing you might do would be to break your slate over some boy's head. Today we are exposed to so much and there is not a lot of innocence left in the movies and tv shows that we watch.

Another favorite author of mine is Elizabeth Gaskell.  She wrote Wives and Daughters, North and South and Cranford. I have only read Wives and Daughters, and have it and the two others on DVD; I love watching them. I will be lending them to my friend once she has finished with my Jane Austen movies.

So off I go and watch 'Lost in Austen' and salute Jane Austen on her Birthday.

Happy Birthday Jane!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


I really cannot believe that we are now on our Christmas School Holidays! How fast has this year gone??? I still am in shock that we've just put up the Christmas tree! Didn't we just take it down not that long ago? Oh, that's right, we did! LOL - we took it down for Mark's 40th (in August!!!)

Yesterday was our school's last day of the year. We had our Presentation Night last night too. Nathan sang in the choir and did a really good job.

It was a sad night for Cam. He had to say goodbye to his best buddy whose family is moving near Rye. Cam is planning on catching up with him when we are down at Rye next time. Cam's friend is a lovely boy from a really nice family. He seems to be very accepting of others and very easy going. The boys are planning to keep in contact via email.

Cam was really upset last night when he went to bed. My heart broke for him and I cried too because there was nothing I could do or say to take away the pain that he was feeling.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Birthday Present

It arrived today!!!
Can't wait to try it out!!!

I just have to get an adapter so I can plug it into the power and use it. 

Very excited!!!

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