Ponyo – the movie.

We got this movie out years ago, while Kylie was about three or four years old.

She loved it.

In fact, she loved it so much that all these years later, when she saw it in the video shop (yes, we still go there) she decided she wanted it. Thankfully, for me, it was not her turn to choose that night. 🙂

But it was Kylie’s turn to choose last night and I was pleasantly surprised.


How to Read, “How to Train Your Dragon”.


I’m going to outline here a series of steps – a program if you like – which will enhance your reading of How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. It might seem a bit presumptuous and patronizing to do so, but I’m only looking out for your own good. Yes, I know that last bit sounds patronizing too, but I’m serious. There’s a way to read this book that will give you lots of pleasure, and a way to read it that will have you rolling your eyes.

Here, then, is the first step on the path to reading pleasure when it comes to How to Train Your Dragon…


Whether to Read, “How to Train Your Dragon”: A Discussion for Christian Parents.

DSC06648Note: Before you read this, you might want to find out How to Read, “How To Train Your Dragon”.

You’re right. How to Train Your Dragon might be good, but is it good for your children to read if your desire is to have them grow up in a home characterised by Christian values?

Well, there are a number of reasons you may have some reservations, or even downright objections to your kids picking up these books. And there are some good reasons for your kids to get lost in them. So this is how we’ll do it. First, the bad. Then, the good. Then decision time for you and yours.