Listless by Moonlight

Tea bags, 9volt batteries, baking potatoes, printer ink, headset and mic, new notebook.....Working from home and making a list over lunch of what we need to carry on with our daily lives under lockdown reminded me of the explorer Richard Francis Burton and the list of items he acquired in Alexandria for the onward journey. … Continue reading Listless by Moonlight

Feast and Famine

It shows enormous political confidence to build a cathedral; a declaration of the strength of the church, now and for tomorrow. ( We are richly blessed with over 40 English Cathedrals) And even during the decades of building and carving and embellishing, the construction of a cathedral serves an immediate social and economic purpose, raising … Continue reading Feast and Famine

Drought and Deluge

As weather folklore tells us, if it rains on St Swithin’s day ( July 15th ) it will rain for 40 days after. Well in July 2019 it did just that and it’s been raining here ever since. For many of us the persistent precipitation just adds to the metaphorical storm clouds that hung over our … Continue reading Drought and Deluge