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Nathan’s Blog

Film club (ish)…episode 3: Enchanted. Nathan’s blog

November 6, 2020 Nathan's Blog
Thumbnail image for Film club (ish)…episode 3: Enchanted. Nathan’s blog So, as you may have gathered by now, the virtuous cycling tours of Alwoodley, running alongside a strongminded 3-year-old on a bike have (thankfully) died down! To replace them, we have started getting into more movies and some fab film nights. This week brings us to (arguably) one of the best Disney movies in recent […]
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Film club (ish), the second of Nathan’s blogs. Another invitation to watch a film and then share your thoughts

October 28, 2020 Nathan's Blog
Thumbnail image for Film club (ish), the second of Nathan’s blogs. Another invitation to watch a film and then share your thoughts So last time we took a look at Moana to have a think about any crossover and relevance to us as Christians and whether her journey of courage and leaving safety, to see hearts restored, might be something God is calling us to.   This week…no surprise…another kids film. This time it is the film […]
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Film Club, the first in a new series of blogs from Nathan Dring; read the post, watch the film and then join in the debate

October 15, 2020 Nathan's Blog
Thumbnail image for Film Club, the first in a new series of blogs from Nathan Dring; read the post, watch the film and then join in the debate My last blog series was all about the learnings and reflections whilst taking my 3 year old daughter out on her bike. As the weather has turned (and the novelty worn off) we have spent probably more time watching movies. As such, over the coming weeks I’ll be chatting about the musings I have had […]
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Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike…and other reflections! Today Nathan’s blog looks at pathways and how they all lead us home

July 23, 2020 Nathan's Blog
Thumbnail image for Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike…and other reflections! Today Nathan’s blog looks at pathways and how they all lead us home The weeks go by and the wheels keep turning. Alarmingly, my knee is starting to creak more as I run, leaning to one side, in order to be close enough to Daisy to catch her if she is about to fall – but far away enough so that she feels confident and like she is […]
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Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike… and other reflections! After a week off Nathan returns to share more Daisy driven truths. Today, giving her spinning stabilisers some traction

July 17, 2020 Nathan's Blog
Thumbnail image for Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike… and other reflections!  After a week off Nathan returns to share more Daisy driven truths. Today, giving her spinning stabilisers some traction Building a little on from my last blog, this reflection also links into the fact that Daisy has stabilisers on her bike. Whilst this can be very helpful, I have noticed on more than one occasion that due to an uneven surface on the pavement Daisy can find herself in a position where the stabilisers […]
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Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike…and other reflections! Nathan Dring addresses the thorny issue of when to take the stabilisers off

June 30, 2020 Nathan's Blog
Thumbnail image for Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike…and other reflections! Nathan Dring addresses the thorny issue of when to take the stabilisers off So, I have had my contract extended. After 6-weeks of meandering musings we hit week 7 and another chance to pause and ponder. The beauty of being out with a 3-year old on a bike, is that all kinds of things are said that don’t normally come up in every day conversation, so I often […]
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Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike…and other reflections! Nathan Dring’s 6th blog – KEEP GOING

June 25, 2020 Nathan's Blog
Thumbnail image for Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike…and other reflections! Nathan Dring’s 6th blog – KEEP GOING Time flies doesn’t it? Or maybe just for me at the moment. I can’t believe that this is the last of the 6 planned blogs, and the final phrase to take a moment to reflect and ponder on. As always, if you haven’t been keeping up with these weekly blogs, here is an overview of […]
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Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike…and other reflections! Number 5 in Nathan Dring’s series of blogs

June 17, 2020 Nathan's Blog
Thumbnail image for Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike…and other reflections! Number 5 in Nathan Dring’s series of blogs Welcome to number 5 of these short blog posts. If this is your 1st one, then here’s a quick outline. Each day in lockdown I have been taking our daughter Daisy (aged 3.5) out for a bike ride and as we travel along, I have a few phrases that I noticed I repeat a lot. […]
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Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike…and other reflections! Week 4 of Nathan’s meandering thoughts and analogies

June 11, 2020 Nathan's Blog
Thumbnail image for Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike…and other reflections! Week 4 of Nathan’s meandering thoughts and analogies Welcome to a 4th installation of my meandering thoughts and analogies! For those of you who are stumbling across this for the 1st time, the premise is simple. As I take my 3 year-old daughter out for a daily ride on her bike, I hear myself repeating the same few phrases. As I have reflected […]
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Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike…and other reflections! Nathan Dring’s third blog

June 1, 2020 Nathan's Blog
Thumbnail image for Teaching a 3-year-old to ride a bike…and other reflections! Nathan Dring’s third blog Time just flies. I can’t quite believe this is the 3rd blog I have written. I hope they are in some way helpful. If this is the 1st you have read, I am simply reflecting on the phrases I repeat to my 3-year old daughter as she rides her bike. Words of reassurance, encouragement or […]
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