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20 February 2009


Current Work: Queries and Catch up

Listening to: Radio 4 Serial “The Scoop” Evelyn Waugh

Reading: Bad Luck and Trouble (Lee Child) – nearly finished!

First Thought for the Day:

To profess to be doing God's will is a form of megalomania. -Joseph Prescott, aphorist (1913-2001)

Birthday Girl

Yep, its my birthday today. My Man Friday tried to persuade me to take the day off and as it is a most beautiful bright day, I was tempted. However, as we have planned a trip to Florence next week, I felt duty bound to refuse! Silly me. Anyway birthdays are never the same once you are over 21 are they? I love reading the birthday cards though, there is so much choice these days. Having said that they don’t ‘do’ birthday cards in Italy so I hand make all mine which is quite satisfying. I’m not so good at the prose though, poetry is not my bag. I always feel a bit silly. The best birthday cards I got were made (with a little help from parents I suspect) from my granddaughter and grandson.

Something for the Weekend?

Well not much being as its my birthday weekend – you have to stretch it out a little. I’ve got it up to three days so far, birthday eve, the actual birthday and a boxing birthday! But I think that’s pushing it. Queries are done and this short blog posted and the dog is whining at my feet for his tea. So I think I shall sign off and call it a day. Buon Compleanno to fellow Pisceans celebrating this weekend.

And Finally, the Last Word of the Day:

God's acre


(godz AY-kuhr)


noun: A cemetery, especially one next to a church.


Loan translation of German Gottesacker, from Gott (god) + Acker (field). The allusion is that the bodies of the dead are sown in the field in hope of resurrection.


"Mourning strangers also came to weep anniversary tears at another cheerless God's acre."

Frank Keating; Ask Not For Whom the Bell Tolls, It Tolls For These; The Guardian (London, UK); Sep 26, 2006.

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