Archive for November, 2013

Ian Dury

« 28 November 2013 | 10:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Bus Driver’s Prayer Our Father, Who art in Hendon Harrow Road be Thy name Thy Kingston come Thy Wimbledon In Erith as it is in Hendon. Give us this day our Berkhamsted And forgive us our Westminsters As we forgive those who Westminster against us. Lead us not into Temple Station And deliver us […]

Thomas Hood

« 27 November 2013 | 13:13 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

No sun – no moon! No morn – no noon – No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member – No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! – November!

Stir Up Sunday (from the collect for the last Sunday before Advent)

« 24 November 2013 | 10:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

C S Lewis

« 22 November 2013 | 15:35 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning

Abraham Lincoln

« 20 November 2013 | 0:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We […]

Ian McMillan

« 13 November 2013 | 1:03 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Lamb’s Conduit Street A world in miniature; a universe in a grain of sand. You can look from one end and see the other end. You couldn’t call it majestic. It isn’t very grand And yet I think it’s monumental. A nuanced blend Of shops and popups and café’s you can pop in, Slip out […]

Christopher Logue

« 12 November 2013 | 10:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To a Friend in Search of Rural Seclusion When all else fails, Try Wales.