Archive for March, 2009

Morning routine

I have nothing I can blog about. But we dug this out the other day as it reminds us of what happens each morning in our house when Lou and myself are sat at breakfast. Larry invariably arrives in a towel and we are reminded of this song…Mainly because we too are shocked and slightly embarrassed at the sight of Larry in a towel 🙂


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I love this proud parent shot. It would be more fun if there was a random object in the pram but there’s just little Matthew. And he really is as fascinating as their faces suggest. I gazed at him in wonder for about five hours yesterday. Fully worth the slightly drunk overtired feeling on the way home. Mwah.

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Understandably no pictures are available on the internetski of little Matthew Arnold (and I’m sure that having a famous name like that wouldn’t help the google searches). But I think this smile might be all you need to know; here’s one very proud Dad. I am Aunty Kath. Or Auntie Kath. Lets have a poll – Aunty or Auntie? Spell check says Auntie but I’m not convinced.

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No Line on the Horizon


The new U2 album. Wibblying guitars, interesting lyrics, beautiful lush voices, musical landscapes, Larry’s splash cymbal once again, funked up noise and more.  Less accessible than the last but better for it.  Just my opinion you understand. Best listened to turned up loud. I like it, but meh everyone has a view on this one.


This one is a Good Read. It might make you cry. It might frustrate you with the lack of nice neat answers with little bows wrapped around them but you’ll be better off for it. He manages that weird trick of asking the deepest most painful questions but still retaining faith and love for this God who is fairly incomprehensible at times. It’s a rambling book of thoughts, good to peer in at a big brain thinking those thoughts.

Here’s a bit:

“It seems, indeed, that it is precisely those who have the closest relationship with God who feel most at liberty to pour out their pain and protest to God without fear of reproach. Lament is not only allowed in the Bible; it is modeled for us in abundance. God seems to want to give us as many words with which to fill in our complaint forms as to write our thank you notes. Perhaps this is because whatever amount of lament the world causes us to express is a drop in the ocean compared to the grief in the heart of God himself at the totality of suffering that only God can comprehend.”

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