The end of Movember

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The month of November is at an end. My upper lip is especially itchy today almost as if it is anticipating its return to freedom from fuzz!It's not too late for you to sponsor this work of art. It is in aid or help for male cancers and in memory of my Father-in-Law who died this past year. This time last year I did not know he was sick. Now he is with Jesus. The least I could do was grow a moustache for a month! … [Read more...]

Sponsor my Mustache

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This month I am joining a sponsored mustache growing campaign, called Movember. At the start of the month you are meant to be clean shaven. As you can see if you look really carefully at the photo below, I do indeed have the beginnings of a mustache gracing my uper lip today on day 7!  The campaign is in aid of charity, and I am doing it in memory of my Father-in-Law who this time just a year ago was noticing some embarrassing symptoms, but had no idea what was to come.Get yourself checked. G … [Read more...]

“I’ll never give up. You’ll never let go” a pick me up by my wife, Andree Warnock

My darling wife has written what I think is a rather nice poem. Tell her what you think of it in the comments section: Let love and mercy Never leave me Your wisdom and strength Be mine Give me the hope That never fails Give me the wind That fills my sailsI lift up my head And everything changes I think of your majesty Throughout the ages There is a reason For every season To glorify you In meOh quiet my heart And make me still I see that my cup Isn’t empty but full It’s overflowing With eve … [Read more...]

A graphical weekend with my daughter – revising Chemistry GCSE Higher level Science EdExcel

My daughter is really an artist rather than a scientist.  But I am quite proud of what we just produced. This is the joys of having a 15 year old. You get to remind yourself what it was like to be stuck in revising.  I secretly quite enjoy working with her on all this.  And most of the time I think she is glad that her old man still just about remembers at least some of his science and can usually work out the rest!Anybody else out there doing a similar thing this weekend? … [Read more...]

We grieve, but not in the same way as those who have no hope

This is going to be a very personal post, full of reflections on the death just yesterday of my Father-in-Law. But before I get into that, being me, I have to begin with a very important point of Bible understanding.  For I know that many Christians feel secretly guilty for the fact they are grieving.  They ask themselves, "why am I crying when I know that my loved one has gone to a better place?"I hope to reassure all of my readers who are currently in mourning, and every single one of you w … [Read more...]

Christmas rush

At this stage many of us are still panicking about things we need to get down work-wise before the Christmas break, let alone the things around the house. For me, I am so grateful to God for my wife who takes so much pressure away from me at this time of the year! But, in my business I have yet to get around to writing my typical review of the year's blogging. It looks like I may have to do that either between Christmas and the New Year, or more likely early in January.All that remains for … [Read more...]

An Old Poem on the paradox of so-called "freedom"

When I was younger I used to write poems. I can't remember the last time that I wrote one. I found this when doing some clearing up yesterday at home. I have to try and tidy the room that has doubled as a family "den" and my study so that we can get my son Henry in there soon as it is now going to be his bedroom. One major advantage of tidying (tho it does not come easy to me I have to say!) is that you come across odd things from a bygone era that you thought you had long thrown away. I … [Read more...]

Why did you turn into wine? George Warnock sings "There’s no one like you"!

This is the cutest video I have seen for a long while, even if I am a bit biased! … [Read more...]

Eight ways parents can make sure they are not too controlling and over-protective

Josh Harris posted a very interesting article written by and for home school parents. It is highly relevant for all of us. I am not a homeschooler, though we did toy with the idea when the children were younger. I will never forget a conversation with Mike Hewett who urged me to think about whether I was considering homeschooling out of fear. I immediately realized I was, and resolved that since whatever is not of faith is sin I would not homeschool. Of course it is very possible to home-school … [Read more...]

Risk, adventure, and opportunity vs safety, familiarity, and stability

Today I don't have much for you really...just this. I am musing about how it is that different people faced with the same choice will react so differently. Some people have a clear tendency towards risk, adventure, and opportunity while others tend instead towards safety, familiarity, and stability. Still others are more unpredictable.Which are you? Why? And why do you think some people seem to be wired one way or the other and some are harder to predict? … [Read more...]


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