I ponder a few questions in this week’s podcast:
Is it okay to talk about the weather or should that topic be avoided if you want to have an interesting conversation?
Is it important for our children to have good conversational skills? How do they get such skills?
We know bushfire fighters are heroes as they battle to save lives and property, but can school teachers also be heroes?
Should we all know how to do CPR just in case? And what about our children? Should they learn too?
Do the youngest children in the family miss out? Should parents make the effort to give them the same experiences as their older siblings?
And should we brush off other people’s thanks? (Hey, it was nothing!) Or is it necessary for us to be gracious and accept them?
I hope you’ll listen to this week’s podcast to find out my answers to all these questions and much more!
Blog posts about the weather
Blog posts about bushfires
A blog post about my university days in Aberystwyth
The Art of Conversation Course by Ethel Cotton Monahan
I found a number of cheap copies of this course on ebay. It’s also available from many secondhand bookshops.
St John Ambulance for children
St John Ambulance for adults
Newspaper article about Andy and his fellow school teacher
(They saved a woman’s life!) Daily Telegraph
|The Angels of Abbey Creek|
The above photos were taken 10 years ago. They show that, even though we live in a warm part of Australia, we sometimes get snow!
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And the photo to the left is of my hero husband Andy. When he’s not doing CPR, he’s reading my children’s novel, The Angels of Abbey Creek Did you know there is a bushfire story and a snow story in my book?
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