Monday, 29 November 2010

Tis the Advent season ...

... and here's a beautiful version form the album "And Winter Came".

Another entry in the "Headlines we love" competition

Store detectives dress as baby Jesus to catch Christmas market thieves

Story from "The Telegraph" here

Lulay lula, thou little tiny child,
Bye bye luly lulay.
Oh storemen true, what may we do,
to stop the Christmas thieving?
Employ a child, not meek and mild,
who will do observing.

Deep and crisp and even ... and it's not a pizza!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

You have to love the Daily Mail ....

... for every once in a while the arrows of their wild reporting hits a target .... though what and where that target is is another matter ....

Hat-tip to Mad Priest for informing me of this media revelation. Perhaps I ought to rewrite this morning's sermon ....

Friday, 19 November 2010

I just knew today was going to be special ...

... when I got a Premium Bonds cheque for £25 though the post, and it just keeps on getting better! This has just arrived in my Inbox ....

From: Pronto Express Courier Services
To: package No-33678739
Date: 19:11:2010


Regarding the above package No-33678739 tagged to a brown box marked for delivery to you address with your contact details such as your email address as filled on the PRF (Package Registration Form). The said brown box was brought to our Dorchester, England U.K office on the 15TH of october, 2010 by one Mr. Richard Brooks who registered the said package for a diplomatic delivery which discription is a brown box containing £3.5mGBP (Three Million and Five Hundred Thousand Pounds) has filled in the PRF (Package Registration Form) by the said Mr. Richard Brooks. He ordered us to await his authorisation for shipment but, following courier rules and policies, shippers instruction for unshiped packages lapses after one month of no contact.

However, we have confirmed the content of the package yesterday with the presence of a law enforcement agent and its genuine that the package (brown box) contains sealed Great British Pounds. Since we had to tamper with this package, The real value of £3.5mGBP as filled on the PRF (Package Registration Form) have been re-insured.

Get back to us through the below email address as soon as possible to process the full delivery of your package. You can as well call the below number for more information regarding this notification.

Phone: +447565104981 (Suraj Vijay)

Suraj Vijay
For:: Pronto Express Courier Services

"discription" ? "unshiped" ??
Mr Vijay really should learn to spell if he wants to con me.

What a load of

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Monday, 15 November 2010

Late-autumn morning

Glorious morning - misty, fresh, grass wet and cobwebs glistening like jewels in the low sun.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

There's nowhere quite like home

Brighton - especially in a storm, with the rain lashing the sea's surface and the boiling waves and pebbles crashing through the seafront stalls.

And walking home, face sticky with salt spray, munching on a portion of chips in newspaper.

Simple pleasures.

Rough Remembrance

Not the sort of weather people want for today's open-air services at War memorials. Thankfully we have no outdoor village Memorials, and our Benefice Remembrance event will be on Sunday, inside the church of St Margaret South Elmham.

Monday, 8 November 2010

The first of the late autumn storms

It's cold - the wind is blowing - it's been raining all day - and the lights have been flickering ........

Winter draw(er)s on.

(Image credit)

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Goodbye to the Lake District

The view opposite the Rectorial homestead is changing. This was the start of the work yesterday.