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Borrowling Books

Lingamish has just posted an interesting piece on CS Lewis and Bible translation. It’s a nice ‘Sunday afternoon ramble’ of a piece, meandering around a number of interesting subjects. I was particularly struck by this paragraph. Did you know that book theft is not a crime?  By borrowing a book you actually help your friends […]

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One Rule For You

A couple of days ago, I was surprised to hear One Rule for You, by the mighty After the Fire being played on Radio 2. For those to young to remember ATF (or who were never interested in British Christian Rock in the late seventies) they were the cool Christian band in the UK for […]

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They Used to Make Things There

We’ve just returned to Southampton from visiting family in the North of England. It’s amazing the changes that have happened over the past thirty years or so since I made the fatal move south. The riverside in Sunderland has changed beyond all recognition, where once there were cranes and shipyards there are now grassy banks […]

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Garden Warming

Today is the second of December – nothing unusual about that, we generally get a second of December around this time every year. What is unusual is that I mowed the lawn today. It used to be that you could pack the lawn mower away from Mid October until the Spring time. But for the […]

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It’s a Small World

I’m sitting in the Air France lounge in Bangkok on my way home. I’ll post some reflections, pictures and even a video about my trip when I get back. In the meantime, I just picked up a copy of Time magazine and was pleased to see that Loc8tor is listed as one of their products […]

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Christian Therapists’ Network

On Saturday I went up to London to spend a day with the council of the Christian Therapist’s Network. Now before anyone gets the wrong end of the stick, these are therapists in the British English sense of the word; physiotherapists, speech therapists etc, I wasn’t there for therapy in the US sense of the […]

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July 7

A year ago I was driving Dave, Sam and a family friend Luke for a day out at the British Army Tank museum (a great place, incidently). The traffic was heavy, so I turned on the radio to get the traffic report. One of the first things we heard was that there had been multiple, […]

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Springtime

I have to say that I like our garden at this time of year. The phtograph doesn’t really do it justice because the sun decided to go in just as I was taking it and my phone is not the world’s greatest camera. I can’t use our proper camera because Sue has taken it to […]

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Riverbend: Thank You For the Music

Take a look at this post by Riverbend. I’m not trying to make a comment about the wider situation in Iraq here, but we must remember that the faceless ones, the statistics in our newspapers do have faces. They have stories and they have people who love them. I never knew this guy, but I […]

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Fire at Southampton University.

BBC News | In pictures | Fire at university laboratory We live fairly close to the University and we could see the smoke from our house. Normally, I don’t see anyone else up and about when I take the dog for an early morning walk on Sundays, but yesterday there were crowds of people on […]