Thursday, September 28, 2017

Cleansing The Soul - R2BC

Here are my Reasons 2B Cheerful for this week. As usual I'm joining the R2BC linky with Michelle on Mummy from the Heart.

The moon over Jerusalem one night in August

Cleansing the soul
It's Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) tomorrow evening and all day Saturday. Lots of praying and self-reflecting, and general cleansing of the soul for the coming year. I love it that the day after Yom Kippur is Sunday 1st October - what a great date for starting everything afresh.

Wadi Qilt again
DD  has been invited to go to Wadi Qilt again tomorrow as there is no school. I didn't have to accept for her this time as she loved it last week and has been asking when she can go back. Once again she gets a fun day out and I get time to get things done.

Shutting Down
My summer course is finally finally coming to an end and we are being strict this year - after a few extension periods of course. I have warned the students that I will be shutting down the website for this course on Tuesday. I did it for last year's Year Course at the end of August (official final date was June 30th). So for the first time in seven years I will only be grading papers for one course when the new semester starts on October 15th.

Book Vs Film
We finished reading The Railway Children. DD read the last few pages to me as I couldn't see the page through my tears. We then had a grand viewing of the film on dvd. I have always loved that film since seeing it as a child and I've watched it a million times since - but not for a few years and not after reading the book. We were both a bit disappointed. As usual, the book had far more in it than did the film.

Having said that, the films do have added value in that it's wonderful to see the magnificent locomotives, the scenery, the costumes, and the magic, in the case of Harry Potter. So we forgive the films and enjoy them anyway.


  1. I love to hear about your reading together, mine don't want me to read with them as everything else seems so much more interesting to them nowadays. Mich X

    1. We get to the time of night when there's noting else to do. She doesn't have access to a screen atm and we don't have tv - just dvds which she's watched a million times.

    2. There is an awful lot to be said for a simpler life. x

  2. We are listening to Harry Potter unabridged and realising how much the films left out... Glad you are making sure you both have time for things. Happy New Year

    1. Thanks Becky. At the very least the book can describe what a character is thinking. But actually, it would be far too expensive to include everything.

  3. It sounds as though you will have a tiny bit more free time, and I hope that will fit in with starting afresh today xx

    1. It's now almost 5pm on starting afresh day and my will power is flagging. I'm desperately trying to keep going and accomplish everything on the list.