Monthly Archives: February 2009

Bitterns,Kites and Ash

Just a quick updating from my accidental birding exploits: Friday 20th on return to New Forest from Great-Nanny visiting in Bournemouth stopped for first quick visit at Blashford Lakes near Ringwood: fantastic views of two Bittern among the reeds on … Continue reading

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Hosting progress given ethical pause

Todays main job was to set up an hosting account with Zen Internet and start the process of porting the regional Mothers’ Union website I want to re-write to them. The idea is then to re-write using a format similar … Continue reading

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The Ascension

Here’s another sermon, this time dated from 13th May 2007, back in the first year of my Reader Training. This one is an audio file, which usefully comes including the Bible reading that preceeded it: Acts 1:1-14 Ascension – waiting … Continue reading

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The sound of cricket 09

I’m grateful to Alec for the posting that led me to this catchy piece of music – listen carefully to the lyrics and remember not only the Stanford news and the forthcoming IPL tournament, but also that this is the … Continue reading

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Does it have legs?

My vicar is an engineer and likes to operate electronically to the extent I knew he read various Christian blogs. I also know he wants to update our parish website when the webmaster isn’t doing Reader Training like myself, and … Continue reading

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UK Wild deer populations are booming

This is just the sort of thing that my Dad worked with for 30 years, so it will interesting to get his comments on this report on the impact of changing deer populations. Road casualties were always a problem in … Continue reading

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Why do they do it, and where is my compassion?

We have been connected with an SOS Children’s Villages http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/pages/default.aspx for many years, specifically the one in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. A college friend of ours actually set the village up for SOS, and was … Continue reading

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Sharing study material

During my training I have had to produce various study materials which now aren’t being used. So this seemed like a suitable place to share them people. For full details, and additional material as I can sort out the various … Continue reading

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Why embarassment but no prayer?

Yesterday things started to thaw, but not enough for an elderly gentleman I saw lying semi-conscious on an icy footpath in the village. He’d obviously slipped on the inch thick compacted ice/snow and banged his head badly as he went … Continue reading

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Snow holiday delays reading

Four inches of snow and I found myself unexpectedly on ‘holiday’: it’s not that I work, but when both Graham (a teacher) and Chris found themselves home with their schools closed, and the best snow in Chris’s lifetime, all possibility … Continue reading

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