Thursday, 7 November 2013

Books and Braces

Mum has introduced us to a lovely new custom: Common place books. As "common-place" as the name may sound, these books are a real treasure.  What we do is when we read a passage we really like or that means something to us, we copy it into our book.  (Mum bought each of us a pretty journal.)  Eventually, our books will be full of all sorts of things.  So far, I have copied "My Jesus, I Love Thee", "O God, Our Help in Ages Past" and a passage from "A Merchant From Venice" by Shakespeare.  Tomorrow, I plan to copy out Isaiah 40:27-31.

Jess and I have discovered a really good author by the name of Kim Vogel Sawyer.  Her style of writing is very Janette Oke-ish, and her books are actually Christian, opposed to some that are sold in Koorong anyway... :P  The one I am in the middle of is called "When my Heart Remembers", or something like that.  I am really enjoying it so far.

I also really enjoyed a book by Anthony Hill called "Young Digger" which I borrowed from the library. It is about a little French boy who happened into the Australian 4th Squadron mess room on Christmas Day, 1918.  He is adopted by one of the soldiers who smuggles him out of war-revenged France and back to his wife in Queensland.  Incredibly, it is a true story.

We went to the orthodontist the other day.  He said that I only have to wear my retainer what he calls "three-quarter time," which means I can have it off for about eight hours over the day.  Yay!!!!!  It feels really weird not having it on all the time, though.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!  God bless you.  :)


  1. Anthony Hill is a really good author I have really enjoy those of his books that I have read.

    1. Young digger was the first I have read of his books. I shall have to find some more... :)