Archive for July, 2013

Fixing Churches

Posted: July 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

Barely three weeks since my adventure up the steeple of St Bride’s, I found myself back there this morning to hear about the 60th anniversary of the National Churches Trust. We had a very nice talk from NCT vice-president, journalist and broadcaster Huw Edwards (taller in the flesh) followed by a short film on the […] Read story


More than 30 anchors dating back to the First Punic War, which took place over 2,000 years ago, have been found in the waters off the Sicilian island of Pantelleria. According to Leonardo Abelli, an archaeologist from the University of Sassari, the anchors are startling evidence of the Romans’ and Carthaginians’ struggle to conquer the Read story

Miguel de Cervantes, like his hero, stood with one foot in the dark declining Spain of his adult years and one in the glorious chivalric land of his youth… …Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are inseparable: they are the joint … Continue reading → Read story