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War is not the Answer

War is not the Answer

eep .. it's March already

I seem to start every month in a state of shock that a new month has arrived, time being an ever precious commodity these days.

This year’s Open University courses have started, this year I’m taking “Reading Classical Latin“ and “Religion Today: Tradition, Modernity and Change“, interesting stuff … [...]

Your very own furry archbishop

Just what everyone needs, a Rowan Williams bear!

out of the cold

I’m just thawing out after a week with no heating or hot water.. brrr! I must have gone soft while I’ve been down South, but it’s no fun typing when your fingers are turning blue.

Space Shuttle Columbia

When I was very small we used to watch the Space Shuttle’s televised launches and landings in awe of these near superhumans who could fly into space, I remember the Challenger disaster very clearly – but remember more the way my parents and other people around me reacted to that, [...]

things that make me go grrr

Not so long ago, if I received an email with a virus attached, I would email the sender with the relevant instructions of how to remove this virus. I don’t do this any more unless someone is sending repeated virii from the same address, because many of the virii in [...]

Happy New Year!

(only 3 days late)

This is cool – Samuel Pepys diary in blog format, it’s one of those things that is great to read but a bit overwhelming in several weighty tomes! As a blog it will be interesting to follow especially as people can add their own annotations.

Christmas shopping

Today, I was hit over the head with a cucumber by an insane Christmas shopper. Next year I’m not going anywhere near the shops without an American football-style get up. I’m amazed the Small Person survived the scrum and trolley gridlock in Sainsbury’s unscathed.


We got fish for the office .. then they had baby fish .. now we have a whole lot of fish but they are very cool and the babies are tiny. See the feesch.


The small person has been chosen to play Mary in the year one nativity play, this morning I was cornered by the teacher in charge of this theatrical event,
“last year’s Mary was rather taller, could you just take up these robes a bit and perhaps give them a [...]

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