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dovegreyreader
Devon, U.K.
A Devonshire-based bookaholic, sock-knitting quilter who was a Community Nurse once upon a time.
Interests: reading, quilting, sock knitting, books, walking,
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Avis is that the church half way up the Totnes main street?? If so I can't believe I have never been inside! Does it have stained glass??
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Simon, I've had to look her up but St Mary of Egypt does sound fascinating and how exciting to find an image in such an out of the way place too...how on earth did that carving end up there I wonder??
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Shelley. I'm not sure about the one raised hand other than a symbol of offering a blessing perhaps, but the book does explain that two raised and splayed hands (the 'orans' position apparently) suggests late 11th century early 12th century glass.
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I can imagine the rules are probably a lot stricter now Maws because it is quite an unusual thing to do, yet so normal back in Victorian times. So many windows with family inscriptions and thank goodness they did them. Wonder what the cost would be these days...
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Carol, I often think gardening is the creation of a living growing patchwork so carry on 'making'. I particularly asked for the Nunc Dimittis and the Evening Collect at the Tinker's service so that we had some BCP, beautiful comforting words and so much of which still rolls off my tongue once I get started. I always remember we had to learn the General Thanksgiving at school and it still comes back to me at odd moments.
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Oh Erika, here's hoping the flood waters recede, nothing more worrying than threats to health, house and home.
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CallMeMadam, Spitalfields definitely features large in the history which I assume is the Huguenot connection...are there some entries in the Spitalfields Life book?? I must have a look
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Mia I havent, is it in St Andrews?
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Norma, yes, lapsed in observance some of us may be but it never stops us enjoying the glories of the buildings does it, and like you I feel an affinity having sung in so many of them, and like you it might have been the loss of some of the liturgy that put me off. I think too it is the whole welcome thing...if I were to go now it would be go quietly to a BCP service, sit, take it all in and leave..maybe I should wear a badge that says Please no coffee,...I feel like a right old curmudgeon now:-)
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Linda, maybe Ill run a class in the Winter!
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Erika, St Marys Fairford gets several pages in this book because it is one of the few churches whose medieval glazing has survived intact...27 windows with original glass, isnt that incredible. And with traditional medieval layout of which I knew nothing...OT on the North side, Crucifixion on the East, NT on the South and Last Judgement on the West. Created in 1500 and made by the Kings Glazier from Westminster, Barnard Flowers who then moved on to work in Kings College in Cambridge. Beautiful illustrations, including a lovely little demon!
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I'm not supposed to be buying books on market stalls at the moment, this is because I have sent so many books to charity shops in recent weeks in order to clear out all the previous books I have bought... Continue reading
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'There is no flower so immediately irresistible as the Auricula... for the perfection of the stage Auricula is that of most exquisite Meissen porcelain, or the most lovely silk stuffs of Isfahan...and yet it is a living and growing thing...'... Continue reading
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Ah it seems quite a few of us don't like the idea of being 'guided' but occasionally relent. Janis I feel for you...those poor guides had probably spent all winter learning their booklets and just had to tell someone and you were the one! I'm guessing some extra training tips on reading the body language might help. We've taken to picking up the NT guidebooks in the Oxfam shop for 20p except they are often about thirty years old so who knows what new discoveries we miss.
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Susan, I've just been viewing the Shelburne quilts on the online gallery, what a feast http://tinyurl.com/p3gez9p
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Caroline, we almost skipped it. Check before you visit though. The coach's time at Arlington is up this year and as yet no decision about whether it stays or moves to another part of the country. Isn't it funny, these places on the doorstep that we pass by!
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Oh thank you for that tip off Carol, Tyntesfield has been on my list for a while. Hooray for the NT membership, we really make the most of ours.
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The Shelburne is now duly added...one day...one day!
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Margarete, I clearly remember both the baker and the milkman delivering with horse-drawn carts and also a rag and bone man called Jack Sparrowhawk who would toil up and down the road asking for anything and everything.I am thinking he was the old version of the skip you now see parked outside people's homes, or the trip to the tip.
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We spent a glorious long day at Arlington Court in North Devon last week. Did the house, coveted the walled garden and the conservatory, managed the obligatory tea and cake (actually some very delicious Carrot & Coriander soup and then... Continue reading
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You can send it back Jzzy, I've done that plenty of times with Kindle books that haven't fulfilled expectations. I now have a list a mile long of books to check out, thank you everyone, some great and enthusiastic suggestions
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Isn't it odd...there I was thinking I was judging my reading mood perfectly. Some nice nature reads, some biography, more nature, some Trollope, all very gentle and then, don't ask me how, I came across Peter James and his series... Continue reading
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Goodness Carol, I hadnt read the comments on the Rory Stewart piece...how interesting.
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I am always hacking at the St Johns Wort Liz, its not one of my favourites. I am busy trying to label the Aquilegias that I now recognise so that I can at least collect some seeds and see if they will grow true again, but beyond that will leave to their own devices. Give them a few years and they will doubtless all look the same.
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Mary, interesting because I started The Unburied over Christmas but it didnt grab me instantly, thought it might be me so set it aside. I am intrigued...how are you ahead of us in JSMrN episodes....are we missing it somewhere else??
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