Sherif is home!

Following on from previous post, there is GOOD NEWS. Thank you so much for all your support of Sherif. Phase 1 of the campaign is complete! Fantastic. SHERIF IS HOME!! Now for Phase 2 - this should never have happened.…

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A visit to Sarajevo’s Tunnel of Life

This rather unprepossessing, pock-marked (i.e. bullet-riddled) house was Sarajevo's lifeline during the 4 year siege in the mid-9os. I posted about that siege the last time I was here. Am here for the first ever Bosnian Langham Seminar (the preparations…

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Carson on Titanic, Sacrifice & The Cross

Have managed to get round to reading Carson's 2010 book Scandalous - to great profit and provocation. Will get round to fuller comments in due course. But for now, I was very struck by this section, in which he ponders…

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Beauty in the Business world: Andreas Gursky shows East meets West, Ancient meets (post)Modern

Was leafing through the Royal Academy of Art magazine this week - and encountered this photograph filling a whole page. Was blown away. It's utterly mesmerising and bewildering all at the same time. Where are we? An airport? A fancy dress…

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Orchid surveillance at breakfast

Not quite sure how it started, but a handful of very kind people have given us orchid plants over the last year or so. Lovely. They stand in a nice little row along our kitchen window. But over breakfast the…

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Remembrance Sunday by Steve Turner

Here's a topical one from Steve Turner Remembrance Sunday At the going down of the sun and in the morning we do our best to remember them, from comic books and photographs and films with Jack Hawkins. At the rising…

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