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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Back again !!

About to set out on holiday to France - a second visit in 3 months to my brother (who has been living there for the past 4 years!). Despite the restrictions imposed by Ryanair I think I shall take my notebook in the hand baggage and try to do some blogging. It seems to be going out of fashion almost as suddenly as it started. I see that Roman Miscelanist has gone into hibernation even after his recent move west. So much news to share! Also in the past few days I see that Cally's Kitchen is closing!!
Joee bloggs 2 has returned to strike a balance - now broadcasting from over the pond.

Away to print the boarding cards!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Not the most frequent blogger ?

On posting the last note I see that it is 13 months since the last post. My 50th passed by without a "blogging"! Must try harder !!


I am only two weeks away from my next birthday and as of yesterday I am 50/50. It must be true that as you get older time passes quicker and memories of times past seem like yesterday ! It certainly doesn't feel like a year since I woke to find the trees outside festooned with balloons and neighbours wishing me a Happy Birthday (because they had seen the "other" balloons on the road side!) Nothing like that for 51 I hope!


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

New Archbishop of Westminster ?

Ruth Gledhill (Religion correspondent) of the Times tells us that Archbishop Vincent Nicholls is a "church traditionalist and papal favourite tipped as new Archbishop of Westminster" in todays Times (News page 11). The article in times2 by Simon Caldwell is far more intersting talking as it does of the reasons why he is not Archbishop (of Westminster)already.

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Sunday 5th August - back again!

  • Two interesting items in recent days in the Telegraph. I shall try to provide links to them both - having sought technical advice from the Roman Miscellanist (such a modern priest!).
Christopher Howse in his "End Column" on Friday talks about Brideshead Revisited (the new film) and the scenes around Lord Marchmain's deathbed

In Stella (which comes with the Sunday Telegraph) Linda Kelsey writing the first person column talks "20-something years down the line" about the child she never had ending with the comment "but this much I know: however supportive I am of the 'right to choose', I could never, having had one child, abort another. Abortion is as easy as signing a consent form; the aftermath may just linger a lifetime" Tell us something we don't know ! Good that an article such as this appears in a magazine which describes itself as "all about the very best in fashion and features"

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Blessing of mosaics

A belated note to record the blessing of the mosaics at Kingsland (in the absence of the Roman Miscellanist - on holiday in Rome) on the Feast of the Epiphany. Bishop Bernard Longley celebrated the 11am Mass during which he blessed the 2 new mosaics.

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Return to blogging

What better day than this to return to blogging. A title used for the Epiphany is The manifestation of Christ to the gentiles which is a fairly accurate description of a Catholic blog!

A further incentive was the presence here at Kingsland of possibly the most blogged about person I know - Fr Richard whinder - who is saying mass (as I write) before setting off for Rome. The picture shows Fr W (whose constant appearance on so many blogs may cause some sort of overload!) with Fr Schofield (of Roman Miscellany) in the sacristy.

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