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Harry Potter and Christianity

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

Why I’d only have time to eat if I were a Hobbit

Here’s what a daily timetable would look like if I were a Hobbit:

8am Breakfast

9am Second Breakfast

10am Morning Tea

11am Elevenses

12pm Brunch

1pm Lunch

2pm Lunch Dessert

3pm Afternoon Tea

4pm Curry Hour!

5pm Evening Snack

6pm Appetisers

7pm Dinner

8pm After Dinner Snack

9pm Dessert

10pm Cheese and Crackers

11pm Night Snack

12am Midnight Feast

Te Papa is Awesome

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