Tag Archives: imagination

Are monsters real?

We have been reading a lot of mythological stories from Ancient Greece lately. I have always found them to be great adventure stories, and have read countless translations and retellings over the years. In all the magic, nobility and high … Continue reading

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Lembas bread

The Lord of the Rings features pretty large at our house. We have watched the movies countless times, and have just finished reading the graphic novel version of The Hobbit again. My eldest boy draws lots of Orthanc like towers … Continue reading

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Their drills were bloodless battles

A couple of years ago, I did something a little bit naughty. I bought myself a gift, and pretended it was a Christmas present to my son. What I bought was an Isle of Lewis chess set. It was my … Continue reading

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The state of things

Here at Bloke School, we spend a large proportion of our time studying science in one form or another. It was kind of ironic that our initial approach to this field of reasoning and deduction was fairly haphazard. We were … Continue reading

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I’ve made paint

Walking outside to investigate a suspicious silence, I stepped into the verandah to be met with a eureka-like ‘Dad.  I’ve made paint!’  There he stood with a bucket and paintbrush.  One of the trees, a fair few of the verandah … Continue reading

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How to steal stuff from Bunnings.

In this part of the world, hardware stores are dominated by the chain store Bunnings.  Like many big chain stores, they are large, soulless places.  I dislike them for a number of reasons.  They sell stuff cheaply, however, and because … Continue reading

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The things we find

My dad was a cartographer.   A whole lot of my childhood drawings, right through into my teenage years, were drawn on the backs of maps. I love maps.  As a kid, in the days before GPS, I would always … Continue reading

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