Daily Archives: 24 July 2009

Westminster Abbey

Today I visited Westminster Abbey. On entering I was immediately accosted by the Warden who was so kind as to lead me to closed off places.  For example, I was able to go up to the shrine of St. Edward … Continue reading

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Total Solar Eclipse over Chongqing

From Astronomy Pic of the Day: Total Solar Eclipse over Chongqing

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Mister Postman

I arrived home on Friday evening at St. Bede’s in Clapham Park to find that I had mail. “But Father! But Father!”, you are saying, thinking that I am using this word “mail” in a loose, generic sense.  “From the … Continue reading

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China and the “one child policy”

A friend sent this for everyone’s attention from Reuters via NYT: July 24, 2009Shanghai Promoting 2-Child FamiliesBy REUTERS Filed at 4:52 a.m. ET BEIJING, July 24 (Reuters) – Shanghai is urging eligible couples to have two children as worries about … Continue reading

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Blognic WRAP UP! London II

I am so grateful to everyone who took the time to come! I think we had a lot of fun! _____ Convinced that trouble was brewing, the Arms brought in reinforcements! About 30 people! Off to the Ha Ha! Now … Continue reading

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National Gallery – exhibit

Corot to Monet A new exhibit about the move from Naturalism to Impressionism.

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clouds

Clearer:

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The musical interlude

The other day when returning home, exiting the Clapham South tube station, I was suprised to hear Gregorian chant over the PA. Today, on entering, I enjoyed the opening strains of the Beethoven 9th, 1st movement. This may not be … Continue reading

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The Henry VIII exhibit at the British Library

First, if you are anywhere near the British Library, go see this exhibit. Give yourself a lot of time, no less than 2 horus – better 3 – because it is big. Get the audio headset for commentary. Don’t imagine … Continue reading

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What to do on Friday

First things first… Mass having been offered in the parish, I just want a bit of a rest for part of the morning. Then, after a light lunch, if much of anything, I think I will go to Westminster Abbey, … Continue reading

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