Monthly Archives: May 2005

The poppies blow

After a couple of days in Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium, I have to take a sharp intake of breath every time I think back to it. Karen, Sarah and myself set off for Ieper at 5am(!) on Monday with the … Continue reading

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Note taking

Hmmm, I just got back from a couple of days away, after getting back from France on Saturday. In between, I went to church and heard two sermons. Usually, I blog what I understood of the sermons, mostly for my … Continue reading

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Parlay voo arnglay?

The more observant amongst you (whoever “you” are), may have noticed this blog has been quiet for a week. The curious amongst you (again, whoever “you”) are, although if you’re not curious, you should probably ask yourself why you’re reading … Continue reading

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According to the evidence

Well, I’ve just concluded an interesting two weeks serving as a juror. I must admit, this is the first time I’d ever been to a Crown Court, so it was all a bit unusual for me. Saying that, the experience … Continue reading

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Three more scales

My knowledge of scales on the violin continues to increase, with the scales of E and E flat major to put under my belt, as well as a chromatic scale starting on D. The chromatic scale looks quite tricky, as … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Miriam!

Sometime this week, Miz has a birthday, so Ally organised a birthday meal at the Blue River Cafe in Maidenhead. After fighting through the rush hour traffic, we arrived in plenty of time, allowing us to sit back, get a … Continue reading

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a.m.: John 7:37-39 p.m.: Ephesians 6:5-9

How can we tell if our faith is genuine? In this excerpt from John’s gospel, Jesus defines the hallmarks of a Christian. On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If … Continue reading

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Ruislip….oh Wryslip!

I’m getting used to these lazy Saturday mornings. I managed to stay in bed until noon, when I finally decided to kick myself into life. I had a shower, put on some clothes and trundled down to Kingston. The main … Continue reading

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Once there were four children…

Ooh…. this looks cool.

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Who do you say I am?

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the … Continue reading

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What country are you?

You’re the United Nations!Most people think you’re ineffective, but you are trying to completely save the world from itself, so there’s always going to be a long way to go.  You’re always the one trying to get friends to talk … Continue reading

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Not a chance

Finally managed to spend some time playing Civ III. It’s been a while since I’ve played a full game from start to finish. Of all the computer game genre’s, the “god game” is my favourite, and Civ III is probably … Continue reading

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a.m.: John 18:28-40 p.m.: Ephesians 6:1-4

In this passage of John’s gospel, Jesus is taken to Pilate by the Jewish leaders, as only Pilate could legally order Jesus’ execution. They did not enter Pilate’s palace though, a Gentile residence, as that would defile them and would … Continue reading

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A walk in the park

Another Saturday, another glorious lie-in! 🙂 Finally dragged my body out of bed at around noon, had some breakfast, showered and headed down the the snooker hall where I beat David 4-1 frames. Not a great game of snooker, a … Continue reading

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Making a mark

Well, I didn’t get any replies to the email which I sent to the main candidates standing to represent the parliamentary constituency in which I live. So I was left to decide for myself from various sources available to me. … Continue reading

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