Monthly Archives: November 2010

as Advent begins …

Yesterday was the fourth Sunday before Christmas, which makes it the first Sunday of Advent (and so the first day of the Church year). I’ve never really done Advent devotionals before – I don’t remember Advent being observed at all … Continue reading

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Tea of the Week – Jacksons Sencha Green Tea with Mint

I was standing in Waitrose this week pondering whether to buy this tea or the Dragonfly Moroccan Mint … this one won out due to being a) Fairtrade and b) 40p cheaper. So here we are: Source: “Jacksons Fairtrade green … Continue reading

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This week … I have actually been playing!

in a couple of ways, actually. Firstly for work: we’ve got this questionnaire which has lots of open-ended questions that we put out about a month ago, and we’re going to stop accepting responses and start analysing the results soon. … Continue reading

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A mathematical Christmas Card …

… not in the sense of any mathematical jokes or real content (which would be terribly cheesy and only appropriate for a very particular sort of person), but using maths notes as patterned paper. I’ll let the pictures do the … Continue reading

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This is something I need to remember at the moment: Persevere in virtue and diligence – Titus Maccius Plautus

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Tea of the Week – F&M Afternoon

Taking a quick look back at my last Fortnum & Mason tea review, I notice that I wrote it just before applying for naturalisation to become a British citizen … I am very happy to report that this week the … Continue reading

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Saturday play – Harry Potter …

… Hazel and I went to see the new Harry Potter movie today 🙂 it was really really good … Question: who’s your favourite Harry Potter character and why? My favourite character from reading the books was – by far … Continue reading

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The story of Jesus’ birth – how we get it all wrong

There will be a post on this … Unfortunately I’ve needed to spend today taking time out for myself and doing other bits and pieces, so it will be a bit late. It’s going to be based on part of … Continue reading

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Yousuf Karsh – “I have found …”

“I have found that great people do have in common an immense belief in themselves and in their mission. They also have great determination as well as an ability to work hard. At the crucial moment of decision, they draw … Continue reading

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Tea of the Week – Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Darjeeling

<– New tea! 🙂 in a pretty box … went shopping this week and happened to be in a big supermarket for once (in terms of physical size of store, rather than size of organization) so checked out their teas … Continue reading

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