Monthly Archive: January 2009

100 novels everyone should read 0

100 novels everyone should read

Found this on the Daily Telegraph web site: I’ll edit it later to put in the one’s I’ve read. This should become a FaceBook game! 100 novels everyone should read 100 The Lord of...

links for 2009-01-23 0

links for 2009-01-23

Catch 22: Detailed Character Analysis (tags: English HSCExtension literature HSC) NovelGuide: Catch 22: Character Profiles (tags: English HSCExtension literature postmodernism) Internet Resources: Joseph Heller & Catch-22 (tags: HSCExtension HSC English) Casebook: Jack the Ripper...

London, Tonbridge and home 0

London, Tonbridge and home

Saturday was our last day in London, before we headed down to Tonbridge to spend some time with Jan. It became the great day of overdoing things, as we has left the V&A and...

Les Miserablés and London life 0

Les Miserablés and London life

Strictly, this should be two separate entries: one for the show on Thursday night (15 Jan) and one for Friday’s walks; but they all seem to me part of one large portrait of London....

London: a formal evaluation by the Bounds Rating Agency 0

London: a formal evaluation by the Bounds Rating Agency

This is the first entry for two days: I didn’t tell the story of the trip from Avignon, but the new TVGs are something that you have to experience for yourself. Seeing a whole...

Avignon: the last laugh 0

Avignon: the last laugh

This was a funny day and unfortunately Paula’s email was the perfect summary. As I claim some contributory rights, I am going to quote it here as soon as we get back – I...

Le Palais du Papes and other ecclesiastical monuments 0

Le Palais du Papes and other ecclesiastical monuments

Monday 12 January brought with it a reminder that we are only a week from departing home – ah, the joys of Heathrow and the torture tube! It was time to get our roller...

Avignon – no pont, no pontif! 0

Avignon – no pont, no pontif!

I’ve reached the stage of the trip where I’m hanging out for a beer and English TV. This must mean that it’s time start thinking of England, even though we have travelled to the...

A pilgrimage to Cerdon 0

A pilgrimage to Cerdon

It’s Saturday night and we are both bushed, not because of the day — which was uplifting and hilarious at once — but because the last hour of our journey back to Lyon in...