Lunedi Lunacy

After a week off – work, winter and indolence – from posting I thought I’d start Monday off with a lesson in astronomy.

Thanks to Wendy – who was following the directions: second star to the right, and straight on till morning.

January 12 – 1808:  John Rennie‘s scheme to defend St Mary’s Church, Reculver, founded in 669, from coastal erosion was abandoned in favour of demolition, despite the church being an exemplar of Anglo-Saxon architecture and sculpture.

Lunedi Lunacy

Well I’m just happy that the performance of The Messiah I sang in last Friday didn’t go for stage effects.

Thanks to Pam for this one.

Sidebar: And on a not at all humourous note – the sound of 399 other voices around me singing this incredible music was a very emotional experience.

December 8 – 1542:  Mary Stuart  is born in Linlithgow, six days later she became Queen of Scots. (d. 1587)

Lunedi Lunacy

My friend Blake was just here for a visit – the HFH were ecstatic to see their Uncle Pervy – and he mentioned a TV programme that he’s addicted to: Down Town Chapel. Well something like that – from the sounds of it I am reminded of a wonderful old British series called Upstairs Downstairs which I did so enjoy in the early days of PBS.  The gang at College Humour must watch this TV show also either that or they spied on our dinner at the New Eddie last week!

Thanks to my friend Greg for this one.

November 17 – 1810: Sweden declares war on its ally the United Kingdom to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place.