Archive for September, 2007

what’s wrong with this story

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Tell me if I’m being over-the-top in my reaction this story which was told as part of the sermon today by a visiting bishop. It’s apparently an example of the power of prayer.

There was a woman who was once walking through a rather deserted part of town. She felt threatened and nervous so said a prayer as she was walking. She found out later that a woman had been robbed and raped in the same street, just ten minutes after she had been there. The woman wondered why she herself wasn’t the victim, so when they caught the rapist and had him up for trial she asked him why he didn’t attack her, but went for the other woman instead. The rapist said “I was scared to, because there were two big men with you.” The woman had been alone.

Well, I don’t know about you but I find this story offensive on so many levels it’s hard for me to add anything else. What do you think?

friday silliness

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Some silly signs from the BBC.

baby update: no baby yet

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

I think Emma’s ready for the baby to come – from an IM chat we were having today:


words of wisdom from toby

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Some sayings from Toby over the weekend:

When discussing the gifts from my team at work I mentioned how flattered I was that they would do something like that. Toby said “But I don’t want our house to be squashed. It should not be flattened.”

When discussing the baby (any day now, hopefully) Toby said “When the baby sees my cool bedroom it will just like freak out.”

While driving to school/work this morning, we passed a McDonalds – Toby said “I really, really don’t want to go to McDonalds.” We asked him why not – he said “Because I want to stay healthy!” Score 10 points for good parenting!

the best news

Friday, September 7th, 2007

No, not baby news, but I think this news about Guinness having health benefits is a close second. Mine’s a pint!

About the baby: nothing yet, but still a few days to go till due date. Pretty exciting. This morning my whole team held a surprise baby shower and very generously got a whole lot of baby things for us.

toby’s school show

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

We went to Toby’s school show a couple of weeks ago, and I was one of the many dads wielding a camcorder. Here’s a video of the results – I think it came out pretty well.

Bonus Toby info: tonight Emma was talking to him and mentioned how handsome he is. He asked exactly how handsome, she said that he was as handsome as his dad (poor guy). His response: “Really? Wow, that’s awesome, mom!”