Thursday, 10 September 2009

A breath of fresh air

Over the past few years I have searched for a history program that will best suit our needs. I have been toying with several ways to teach history for some time, but it needed to fill the criteria of being Catholic.

We had already completed up until Rome, but I needed a break from trying to get all the work to line up together.

I was at a friends house looking at the Diana Waring curriculum, and it dawned on me that, that is what would really suit us. I discerned about this and decided to contact several friends and the authors to get there takes.

I prayed about it and knew God would lead me to the right one. So just before we moved homes, I ordered History Links.

We are delighted with this because it covers nearly every subject, and at different levels, so as it says in the blurb, it covers all grades. In looking at the content of the 1st series on Rome, I knew we had covered much of it, so we skimmed over, doing the important and fun things.

I like the fact, it is broken into different sections and that I know exactly where we are heading.

I have Brid using the computer much more for headings and researching, copying pasting and she is really dlivering some great work.

Her spirits have increased, her confidence has increased and she looks forward to history and all the material it encompasses.

Brid wants to go back and fill in some other units we have missed.

Her favourite time in history is Egypt, so in the future we will rediscover this ancient civilisation.

Monday, 7 September 2009

A surprise

I wrote just recently about our 22nd Wedding Anniversary. Brid cooked us a beautiful meal, with a little help from me.

She was very proud of her efforts and presented all 3 courses to us with delight.

We had fruit skewers for entree', chicken terikayi, potatoes and salad for our main course and chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert. Very nice and very filling.

A Cd of various romantic music was played and a concert was performed as well. It was quite a wonderful afternoon. All chosen by Brid.

Just enough time was allowed to be at Mass on time. We had mentioned we would like a blessing before or after Mass to our new parish priest, so when he called us up close to the end of Mass we were surprised and delighted all at the same time.

We were asked to walk down the aisle together for a blessing.

We were asked to re- commit ourselves in front of a whole congregation we are yet to get to know. It was a lovely way to celebrate our Anniversary. We were congratulated bt many of the congregation afterwards- what a way to meet others.

We came home to cuddle up and watch a movie together. Brid made herself scarce-bless her.

We also acknowledged it was the feast day of Mother Theresa and we have asked many times for her intercession for our marriage.

She was a wonderful women and one I look up to for her humility and commitment to the poorest of poor.
So We hope next year will be as wonderful as this. Thank You brid for making us feel very loved and Special. We Love you.

Friday, 4 September 2009

where has the time gone

Tomorrow marks a beautiful celebration for Dermot & myself.
We have been married 22 years. We met in the UK, fell in love and Dermot immigrated to Australia with me in 1987. We married 90 days later on 5th September 1987.
We are blessed with 4 gorgeous children.
We share The richness and blessings that come from being Disciples of Our Lord.
We would like to go out for dinner, but little Brid has other plans. She plans on making us a 3 course meal and as much as I would love to Book a table somewhere for a meal, I think this is a much better offer.
So I will need to update you on our 3 course meal served by our gorgeous daughter Brid