I tentatively wade into this debate…
I was fortunate to grow up reading Harry Potter before any Christians considered the fact that it might not actually be such a good idea for their kids to be allowed access to that kind of literature. As such, I have the opportunity to make an informed opinion on the matter at least from some first hand experience.
Let’s start with the basics: Christian parents want to protect their kids from anything that they think might compromise their faith in God. That’s good! That’s the kind of caring parents all children need. And it’s important to start with the fact that children are not ultimately losing out on an essential life experience if they never read Harry Potter, as long as they are being encouraged to read something.
So with that out of the way, let the debate begin :) Continue reading
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Here’s what a daily timetable would look like if I were a Hobbit:
9am Second Breakfast
10am Morning Tea
2pm Lunch Dessert
3pm Afternoon Tea
4pm Curry Hour!
5pm Evening Snack
8pm After Dinner Snack
10pm Cheese and Crackers
11pm Night Snack
12am Midnight Feast
Posted in Autobio, My Top Things
Tagged aragorn, fellowship of the ring, frodo, gandalf, hobbit, lord of the rings, Meriadoc, merry, pip, pippin, sam, samwise
I was thinking the other day, and I’ve decided to spare a moment to promote our national museum. Though I live in Wellington, I hardly go there, and to be honest, I think I should! In the past 18 months, I’ve randomly wandered into Te Papa twice, and both times proved to be extremely worthwhile! Continue reading
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Tagged birthday, cake, choreography, dance, exhibit, lamington, lord of the rings, monet, museum, national, New Zealand, public, te papa, theatre, Wellington