Even with the amazing information to be found using Google there are still times where a library cannot be beaten. One of the girls recently had an assignment on Nordic religion and found it hard to find the material on-line. We called in to the library where they gathered every book on the Vikings from their shelves and ordered her in other books from outlying libraries at no cost. The day the exam was finished she handed me an armful of books to return. They weighed a ton!
I really hope that in this day and age of e-books and on-line research that people still think to use their local libraries. Every so often there are rumours of budgets and closures but whenever I get a chance to give my local council feedback on which community services we value I make sure to say how valuable a service our library is.
Do you use your local library? Or do you think their usefulness is being replaced by ever improving access to technology?
(Based on a Chinese proverb)
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day.
Teach them how to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.
Support their faith* and you feed them for eternity.
Faith is the seed, practice the rain,
And wisdom is my yoke and plough
- Buddhist quote
So here you are. A little reality thrown into a normally sunny blogspace! Give me 24 hours and I'll be back minus the wooly blanket and ready to take on the world again...
I found some shower caddy's in The Reject Shop and drilled them into the laundry room wall and now the kids can see at a glance where to find what they need to help care for him.
$6 very well spent!
Lying flat on my back on soft white sand. Not a cloud in the sky. Just the sound of waves crashing on the nearby rocks. Sharing the beach with my four favourite people in the world. Holding my book high above my head to shade my eyes. Reading about love letters written in the depths of Scottish winter while the Australian sun warm my arms.
Life doesn't get much better than this!