Sunday 29 September 2013


Quite a lot around at the moment.

Had a trip out this afternoon to an orchard and did PYO apples -just a few. Pretty silly as everywhere is groaning with them, but I spent last weekend in bed ill and fancied some countryside. Would be a bit mean to have a good old walk round and then pass the kiosk man without anything to weigh.

'No apples to Madam's liking?'

'Too red. Too shiny.'

The apples are Norfolk Royal and are bright red and very shiny. Rather like the apple in the Disney Snow White. Not sold in shops because they don't keep we'll enough. The next field had lavender in it, so will return in the summer for a sniff.

Happy Feast Day

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Tuesday 17 September 2013

40 Days for Life, the book

Have also been reading this.

Lots of thought-provoking stories.

Lots of impressive people.

It certainly shows how individual people doing things and praying makes a huge difference to others either helping woman not to have abortions and providing whatever assistance they may need or in the aftermath if they have.

The American take on London is interesting.

Apparently, the night that Bishop Hopes was at Bedford Sq and there was a very nasty and at various points obscene counter event going on is the occasion on which the most number of Police -50- have attended a 40 Days for Life Vigil anywhere.

Sunday 15 September 2013

The Ear of the Heart

Have been reading this on the train and now have only 5% left (joys of kindle app.)

Am spinning it out a bit.

Altogether a good book.

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tuesday 10 September 2013

For Fr Ray Blake

Thank you to whoever created the image etc.

A little musical background

From Damian Thompson.

Just in case you've never thought what sort of music the Church intends to be sung at Mass.

Some people are proving slow on the uptake....

Monday 9 September 2013

Music Sacra Scotland

Time for some more publicity methinks.

All the details here.

Saturday 7 September 2013

Harvest Special

Time to squirrel things away for those dark November evenings.... Not to mention February when it's still pitch dark on the way to work. :-(

Friday 6 September 2013

Crazy Clergy Stories

The nasty nonsense misconstruing Fr Ray shows that all the eccentric vicar stories I've ever read are clearly complete fiction.

Can't believe everything ( anything?) you read in the newspapers.