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End of Week Eighteen

I’ve almost finished Mansfield Park and will be giving my opinion of it next week.

The Erotic Poems continue to be hard work.  I’m convinced that this is the fault of the translator, rather than Ovid. 273 more words

Goodreads Challenge 2017

End of Week Seventeen

I’ve reached the end of the second book of Troilus and Criseyde and they’ve met for the first time. Troilus is in his brother’s house pretending to be sick and Criseyde is visiting in the pretence of obtaining help in a lawsuit. 317 more words

Goodreads Challenge 2017

Sri Lanka - Seaplanes & Bibles

Seaplanes. Now that’s actually why we are here. Andy chose the holiday solely because he had always wanted to go on a seaplane, and this one offered 3 opportunities. 685 more words

Sri Lanka

The 200th Anniversary of Castlereagh Wesleyan Chapel

As a teenager, I attended various church camps, the occasional church service and other church social events, such as the Sunday School Picnics out at Castlereagh Church. 668 more words


The Full Monty

With extensive parkland, some of the most beautiful formal gardens, an elegant yet somewhat understated house that simply oozes wealth, position, and history, Mount Stewart… 909 more words

Out And About

The All-Singing, All-Dancing Congress: The Making of Post-Napoleonic Europe

On 31 March 1814, the Allied armies of the Sixth Coalition defeated the remnants of the Napoleonic army and entered Paris in triumph. These were the fruits of a hard-fought victory against the Grande Armée over the past year and a half, from East Prussia, via Poland and Germany, to the very gates of Paris. 1,559 more words