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A tale of two cities...

Quite a stark difference between the two capital cities of London and Paris during this summer as the hourly thermograph show. Paris was noticeably warmer, sunnier and drier than London, although the two capitals are only 211 miles apart. 142 more words

Synoptic Situation

Restless Dead

Today I am celebrating the translation of Saint Cuthbert. When a saint is translated it means that his remains are moved from one place to another. 690 more words

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Norwich: Refugees in the Cathedral

In the middle of the biggest and most heartbreaking refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, I came face to face with larger-than-life refugees in the middle of beautiful Norwich Cathedral in England. 497 more words



Today I am celebrating the life of Richard Tarleton. The date of his birth is not recorded but he died on this day in 1588. Tarleton was the most famous clown of his age. 546 more words

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London's Burning

Today marks the outbreak of the Great Fire of London in 1666. This was obviously not a brilliant thing for anyone at the time, but in hindsight, it’s pretty spectacular. 784 more words

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Northern Europe and North America get a chilly surprise

What is happening is very similar to the time 115,000 years ago, when the last glaciation started. It is difficult to comprehend, but it is really so: The last glacial was accompanied by the increase of a really averaged global mean surface temperature, alias global warming. 560 more words


Glen This; Loch That (part 1)

Hi, All! My husband and I left our dear daughter with family and went to Scotland last month, and because of my writing schedule, I’m just now getting around to posting this. 1,132 more words