Tuesday, 30 August 2011

In defence of unpleasant family life

.. some sages of our own decadence have made a serious attack on the family. They have impugned it, as I think wrongly; and its defenders have defended it, and defended it wrongly.  
The common defence of the family is that, amid the stress and fickleness of life, it is peaceful, pleasant, and at one. But there is another defence of the family which is possible, and to me evident; this defence is that the family is not peaceful and not pleasant and not one. 

[p136, On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family]

The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton: 1

Monday, 29 August 2011

Back again

It has been a while!

We've had a good and full summer - with edgehill camp (and all the run in to that) which all went very well and some holiday up in Scotland.

The last few weeks have been spent in training - of the potty nature! Good old Gina's Potty Training In One Week (with some tweaks ... we've held off the whole 'reward chart' thing!).

Our feet are now beginning to touch the ground again - and we are preparing for an exciting & challenging month ahead.