Monthly Archives: February 2013

Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 14)–Oh, so chocolaty!

Chocolate. What’s my favourite? Oh, that’s easy. Let me have a bar of Cadbury’s Diary Milk. The best way to let me have my glass and a half of milk…in every bar. It’s a promise I will make you keep. Nothing … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 13)–Childish thoughts and ways

Thinking and acting like a child. When this topic cruised across my brain early this morning, I will admit happily that I thought about it simply in terms of its positives. As my dozing was broken by the sounds and … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 12)–Bergman’s ‘The Seventh Seal’

The Seventh Seal. I have watched very few films whose images have haunted me–and this one has stayed with me for over four decades. I first saw this Ingmar Bergman film in the mid-1960s, at my secondary school’s film club. … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 11)–Sunday afternoons

Lazing on a Sunday afternoon. Spending a lazy Sunday afternoon is a pleasure to be savoured. I’m not going to try to spell out the philosophical basis for this. There may be health benefits, but I am not going to try … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 10)–Fares, please!

Sitting on the upper deck of a London bus. When I woke this morning, I was in a terrible state: my eyes were itching and my head was really buzzing. I had a need to do a brain dump… It … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 9)–Goals!

Scoring goals and tackling hard. It began with boys wearing big leather boots with leather studs nailed into the soles (not the brightly coloured ballet slippers worn by today’s players); playing on concrete playgrounds, in streets, on cinder pitches. When you fell, … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 8)–Skiing downhill in a fog

Downhill skiing. I learnt to ski late in life, but was glad that I did. Until I had tried zip lining above the jungle canopy in Belize, nothing else I’ve ever tried thrilled and scared me so much at the … Continue reading

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