Monthly Archives: April 2013

A sad moment

Let me be clear from the outset – I was never a fan of Mrs Thatcher.  Our politics were a long way apart.  Whilst I can see that some of what she did in her early years was much needed, … Continue reading

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Discovering Pompeii and Herculaneum

Yesterday, as part of an extended birthday celebration, we passed a happy couple of hours at the British Museum exhibition on Pompeii and Herculaneum.  Sometimes these much-vaunted blockbuster exhibitions prove in reality to be something of an anti-climax – either … Continue reading

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Reflecting on shrines

I recently watched an episode of a BBC TV series Pagans and Pilgrims on the subject of shrines.  In the course of the programme the presenter visited a number of shrines around Great Britain – from a starting point of … Continue reading

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