At the Airport . . .

We're sitting at Gatwick, having enjoyed what I fear may be our last healthy meal for a couple of weeks! We ate a fruit salad, a chicken, bacon and salad sandwich, and fresh fruit yogurt between us. I may be wrong, but my image of Orlando doesn't include healthy salads being available. Tamasin is particularly worried that we may be forced to eat hot dogs all week. Henry and I just want to make sure we find a good steakhouse.I was surprised at how I had a moment of sadness saying goodbye to the … [Read more...]

America Beware . . . Warnie is Back!!

Yep—that's right! This post marks the return of Warnie. I just can't keep away any longer! Not only am I returning to reasonably regular fresh blogging, in less than 12 hours I'll be jumping on a plane and living the "American dream" for two whole weeks! After much careful thought, I've also decided that you're going to be allowed to share in this dream vacation.We're staying the first week at the Universal Resort and the second week at Disney. Internet access permitting, you'll be able to … [Read more...]

Introducing My Most Widely Read Blog Posts

First up, let me wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR, and may 2008 bring rich blessings to you and your family!Beginning tomorrow, and for the next month or so—during my extended blog leave—I have arranged to highlight the thirty most read posts of all time from this blog.These posts were selected on the basis of the number of visits to the individual post pages during the second half of 2007. Much of this, of course, reflects the extent of traffic sent from Google on certain subjects, but that, … [Read more...]

Review of the Year – The Warnock Family

The past twelve months have been relatively stable for us as a family. It is the first year for awhile that none of us have started a new job, or a new school (although Joel did move up from the school's nursery class to reception). We have not moved, and we certainly haven't moved church. We intend for this stability to continue, God willing, for years to come. Certainly we hope that our children will see out their schooling from our current home somewhere in North London.Of course, the top … [Read more...]

Out of the Mouths . . .

We had a lot of fun with our American visitors over the weekend. Some of my kids and I went to London with them on Saturday. We visited St Paul's, the Westminster area, and the Tower of London, which we reached by boat. It was a great day, whose highlight for me was surely the following quotes:Tamasin—"Why did you come all the way from America to look at all these dead people when there are plenty of living ones in our country as well?"Henry—"That statue over there is supposed to … [Read more...]

Photography With a MacBook and iPhoto – Rob Rufus Photos

Observant readers of my blog will have noticed that I didn't post any larger photos of Rob Rufus when I spoke about Together On A Mission and interviewed Rob Rufus. One reason for this was that the snapshots I took while we were together were ruined in my hurry as I had the camera on the wrong setting. As a result the color was all wrong and I thought they were beyond salvation. Well, my MacBook and the wonderful iPhoto software came to the rescue. I have never been able to understand … [Read more...]

Happy 10th Birthday Tamasin Joy Warnock

Ten years ago today I was experiencing very similar feelings to the ones I am today. I was exhausted, and in awe of my resilient wife for what she had just gone through. We had also had experienced a bit of concern about the birth which, like little George's, had been far from straightforward. Like today, we were thanking God for His intervention in our lives and a safe arrival.Tamasin — on this your tenth birthday — I want the world to know how glad I am you entered our world on the 11th … [Read more...]

TRAVEL DIARY – Meeting the JollyBlogger

David Wayne has been my truest and closest blogging friend for what feels like a decade in blog years. My respect for him knows no bounds, and his blogging is the most gracious, yet insightful, I have ever come across. Today I met David, together with his wife and daughter, and became even more impressed. They are truly a jolly family.You can tell a lot about a man by his children. There is no doubt that the Jollette is a credit to David. How many 13 year olds are self-assured enough to be … [Read more...]

Joel's Prayer

Hello, Tamasin here! I would just like to tell you a funny story about my youngest brother Joel. Once we all went to the prayer meeting together as a family and near the end there was a time where people were praying for one another. My mum was looking after Joel, and asked him to pray. So Joel said, assuming that this was the only prayer that existed, 'Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for this lovely food, Amen!' And I thought it was hilarious!! … [Read more...]

Warnie Returns!

Well, I am back! Normal blogging will resume around here shortly – well, maybe not normal – it is me we are talking about!Anyway, good old Paul Schafer, the King of Lists, has generated a list of most of my personal and family posts from the previous years. I have had a lot of fun going back and re-reading some of these – some of the ones which report what my kids said are priceless – you can expect to see more of such personal stuff here in the months to come!Children are a blessing … [Read more...]