Monday, 15 October 2007

What do you want to be when you leave school?

What Uncle Ian (Fiona's sister Jenny's husband) asked Matilda, Ruby and Lily, when we visited them in Canberra.

Matilda age 8: "A writer and an illustrator."
Ruby age 6: "A chef."
Lily age 4: "I'm not even at school yet." But then, eventually, "a butterfly."

Lily has now changed her mind and decided she wants to be a mermaid.

Oh, and we're back. 3 weeks of enjoyable holiday, visiting Leura, Canberra and Austinmer. Made asparagus risotto. Basil is coming in now so made a great salsa verde with basil, anchovies, olive oil, mint and garlic. Great with the risotto and fried chicken breasts.

Just about finished reading Personal History by Katherine Graham, and got through a few chapters of Spiritual Depression by Martin Lloyd Jones. I'd recommend the latter to anyone. He begins his book with these verses:

Psalm 42

5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation
6 and my God.

...

11 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.

1 comment:

rachel Greenwood said...

AMEN - to Ps 42