Regent’s Park in the snow

A wondrous wander in a frozen Regent's Park on Wednesday inspired these. Another magical winter's walk... Park wildlife... But beware the Regent's Park sharks...

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The perils of English pronunciation: O-U-G-H

Thanks to the ever wonderful Futility Closet, here is a sure and trusty guide for those learning English as a second language, by a sadly forgotten American genius, Charles Battell Loomis: O-U-G-H I’m taught p-l-o-u-g-h Shall be pronouncé “plow.” “Zat’s…

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An English Village in winter

Had a lovely day out of London with a family lunch at the in-laws' village. Went for a fantastic walk after lunch in an idyllic wintry landscape - perfectly clear skies and cathartically cold air (-3°C), crisp ground and light powdery…

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Flickering Pixels and Message Shaping Media

A couple of weeks ago, I was involved in the EA's Digimission day with such online luminaries as Jonny Baker & Maggi Dawn - quite a fun event all round organised by the indomitable Krish Kandiah. And as if to…

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The slavery see-saw of Romans 6

Was speaking on the decidedly unAdventy passage (we were coming to the end of a series) of Romans 6:15-23 this Sunday. It's certainly a challenging (but rewarding) chapter, in more ways than one. David Turner did a brilliant job on…

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Jaw-dropping glory: awe at Christmas

Had some fun with my carol service talk last Sunday night. Was striving after the jaw-dropping, the point being that in the end there is nothing more jaw-dropping than Christmas itself... as alluded to when we trace the theme of…

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