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July 11, 2014

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Nelly

I could smell the reek of burning tyres as I picked blackcurrants this morning.

molly

That's one thing that makes me cringe, just as the whole concept of the KKK makes any decent American cringe. Calling either of them "culture" is an abomination. Do any of them have a clue about the basic tenets of Christianity?

Doris McGreary (was Ferguson)

Just blogged about this too. Very different angle. Dangerous territory, I know.

Arvind

Not to forget things like this banner celebrating the siege and storming of Jhansi. I can't think of any context other than the Twelfth where that would be seen as something to be celebrated. But perhaps the marchers see it as just a banner and slogan, rather than a commemoration of an actual historical event:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/garymcmurray/9347378127/

Louis MacNeice's poetry is another example of the richness of the Irish Protestant cultural tradition, although I have the impression he may be less popular in Ireland than he is in England.

ganching

Interesting - I think the people walking behind that banner probably have no idea of what historical event it commemorates.

I would imagine church attendance would be fairly low among those who think it's witty to hang effigies of Catholics of bonfires and spew obscene racism.

Doris I read your post and have been thinking about it. A different perspective indeed.

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Films 2008

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A Thousand Things

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    Charity shop. This really did have sentimental value as it belonged to a friend who is now dead.
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Things I Have Bought In John Lewis In 2007

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  • 1 x shower curtain
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  • 1 x duck and goose down pillow
  • 2 x chopping boards
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  • 1 x cup earl grey tea
  • Groceries - assorted
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  • 2 LR44 Batteries
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  • I slice vanilla cheesecake
  • 1 organic lemonade
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