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Mary and The Divine Comedy

I’ve uploaded Episode 2 of Vocatio and this month we have been discussing Mary and the Divine Comedy. As usual, I wanted to post my presentation notes here in a blog post although I don’t have a transcript of the rather beautiful responses that my guests had so I encourage all of you to get the full picture by listening along. 5,098 more words


Dastangoi: An evening of storytelling at AKU's Patients’ Welfare Society Donor Appreciation Dinner

The Patients’ Behbud Society for Aga Khan University Hospital (PBS) is an independent, charitable society responsible for collecting and disbursing zakat. It was established in 2001, in order to help mustehiq patients access high quality medical treatment at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), its clinics and medical centres. 193 more words


Nowruz by Jamileh Kharrazi جمیله خرازی

برایت سال خوشحالی، که باشد حال تو عالی

برایت تخمه و فندق، طلا و نقره در صندوق
برایت پسته ها در باز، برایت خانه ای دلباز
برایت ماهی و سبزه، کبابی خوب خوشمزه
برایت پرتغال و سیب، تراول های نو در جیب
برایت اجیل و بادام، برایت خاطری آرام
برایت بهترین همسر، که بگذارد تو را بر سر
برایت ده پسر دختر، یکی از دیگری بهتر
برایت بالشی از پر، برایت کیسه های زر
برایت عطر و بوی مشک، سه گونی اسکناس خشک
برایت شربتی از قند، همیشه بر لبت لبخند
برایت کار و بار جور، خبر های خوشی از دور
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Most women would definitely include wandering the fascinating streets of Kyoto in elaborate, traditional kimono on their bucket list of things to do in Kyoto. It is just fascinating seeing kimono girls walking along the streets, whether they are Japanese or even just foreigners playing dress up… There is something just so elegant when one is clothed in a lovely kimono… and that was what I wanted to do… 716 more words

Crystals: Some Book Suggestions

By Mo Davies……
The Crazy Crone……..

Before I go on to talk about individual crystals, I thought I’d mention a few books I’ve found useful. On the whole I’m not a great one for reading a description of a crystal in a book and then deciding on one that seems to fit your need. 972 more words


Planning permission rescinded in Birmingham before threatened judicial review

“Birmingham City Council is to revoke planning permission for a supermarket after admitting it made an error and facing a threatened judicial review.

The dispute over a proposed Lidl store at Stirchley saw a local group gain pro bono help from the Environmental Law Foundation to pursue the case. 215 more words

Developers/ Development

How to reinvent the tourism wheel in Exmouth!

Owl says: The headline shouts “Survey shows Exmouth popular with visitors”. BUT they don’t mention wanting a watersports centre, and Owl is certain that is what Councillor Skinner and his “Regeneration Board” will spin! 202 more words