We just watched Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth tonight and it was really interesting and very scary. If you haven't seen it yet, click here to see the trailer and get further information on climate change. I feel very compelled to take some serious steps to reduce my carbon footprint and also harangue our government into doing more (from time to time I use this blog as my little notepad for resolving to be a better person and hopefully by posting it on the internet, I will feel more bound to follow through but the effectiveness of this strategy remains to be seen.) My dad thinks that the documentary should be shown in churches everywhere and I agree (along with schools, workplaces, shopping malls . . . !) Have you seen it? What did you think?
We had a very nice day - after church Stu's mom and dad had us and my parents over for a lovely Sunday lunch. Fortunately our two sets of parents are great friends so it's fun when the six of us get together! Sara, you asked about NI culture shock for the parentals - they're doing well so far and enjoy noticing the little differences (since they've been here before the charming murals/'peace' walls etc are not as jaw dropping as they might have been.) For instance, today at lunch they heartily appreciated the classic Northern Irish multiple dessert convention (i.e. having a selection of desserts to end a Sunday lunch) that you educated me about many moons ago.
Finally, Nancy adopted the belle Airdale Terrier Cleo this afternoon - pics will be posted as soon as Ninny has a chance to send them on - hope all goes well on your first day of 'doggy-motherhood'!