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Does anyone know what this means? I went to the loo at London’s Somerset House last week. I kind of thought that I was entering the right door, but that contradictory, weird symbol to the right made me doubt it. Meaningless symbols are worthless symbols; this one nicely sums up the state of modern Britain. 

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Please put these dates in your diaries- it will be great to see you there.

Bible Week 2024 | Salem Chapel, Martin Top

Posted 1 day 5 hours ago

The Church of St Andrew at Aysgarth in the Yorkshire Dales is a suitably grand and interesting place, with a hint of its location’s natural beauty and God-given grandeur. Although much has been rebuilt, the tower is solidly medieval and some of the internal features were relocated here from Jervaulx Abbey at the time of Reformation.

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Daffodils are a welcome harbinger of spring. At this time of year, however, many are looking tired, their vitality spent, the petals fallen or browning. Yet this is something that should give us equal pleasure. If the blooming daf reminds us that spring is here, how much more the dying daf that summer is soon?

Posted 3 days 5 hours ago

Between my arrival on the Tube and the time at which I could appear at my guesthouse, I called at St Mary’s Church at Islington, Middlesex. Before entering some significant church, I do little research; I like to identify its main features myself and read up about them afterwards.

Posted 4 days 5 hours ago

I found some rather pleasant cowslips growing on London’s Hampstead Heath. Its bright yellow flowers cheer the walker and provide a contrast with a parkland’s ubiquitous green. Its name likely comes from the cruder expression for cow dung, and it has sometimes been called cowslop. It grows well in pastureland, especially those parts in receipt of cattle’s bowel movements.