Sunday, October 30, 2005

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is, in the eyes of others, only a green thing which stands in the way."

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Charles Lamb

from his essay 'All Fools' Day':

'I had more yearnings towards that simple architect, that built his house upon the sand, than I entertained for his more cautious neighbour ... I venerate an honest obliquity of understanding. The more laughable blunders a man shall commit in your company, the more tests he giveth you, that he will not betray or overreach you.'

The acer tree

"That the acer tree is a maple I was hitherto unaware."

Friday, October 07, 2005

The Secretary of the Stanley Cavell Fan Club Writes ...

b. Home Counties, the counties nearest to London, namely Surrey, Kent, Essex (and formerly Middlesex); sometimes with the addition of Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and occasionally Sussex.

1898 Mddx. & Herts. N. & Q. IV. 153 The publication,..will..relate not only to London, Middlesex and Hertfordshire, but also to Essex, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Kent; that is, to the Home Counties. 1959 I. & P. OPIE Lore & Lang. Schoolch. xii. 233 In London and the Home Counties the police now chase off the streets even the simple waits singing Christmas carols. 1966 Listener 11 Aug. 218/1 The chances are..small that a writer setting his play in outer suburbia or inner Home County will make of it more than a painful banality. 1972 J. BLACKBURN For Fear of Little Men ii. 29 Her accent clashed dramatically with the jargon of Home Counties suburbia.

Wendy News

At Wendy's on Broad Street you can buy Fakt for one pound ten.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Abingdon - Oxford

On the outside of the Abingdon-Oxford express are advertised: designer interiors.