Labour hopes the Tories never reach Planet Portillo

This interesting article argues Tony Blair is probably glad that Portillo has never made it to the top of the Tory Party. It also makes the point that Portillo who is also appearing as a single mum for a weak is currently on holiday allegedly to ensure that no one thinks that he is trying to destabilise IDS. … [Read more...]

A belated apology…….

The family of an English missionary who was eaten by Fijian tribespeople 136 years ago are to receive an apology. … [Read more...]

Weblogs with ISSNs?

Is a weblog an online serial publication? Can it then be given an ISSN a bit like an ISBN? It seems it depends where you live! … [Read more...]

Ever wished you were a Roman Catholic priest?

If you have always wanted to hear confessions (ie you are nosy) I have just the site for you- here is a sample (NB this is not for the faint of heart and some of these are a little salacious.)A few days ago I was walking my girlfriend to the bus and found a rented DVD on the sidewalk. I picked it up and put it in my pocket and took it to work with me, and watched it that day. It's still sitting by the dvd player.Someone had obviously dropped it on the way to returning it to the store, and … [Read more...]

great google hacks

Use Google to create sentances, find out what the share of a subject certain keywords have, find the dates of events, etc etc... Google hacks is fun, go visit! … [Read more...]

UK Blogs

I am surprised how few good UK blogs I can find so this UK blogs Aggregator makes for good reading. For some reason I am not listed there, but I guess that can be fixed sometime. … [Read more...]

News from the Anglican conference…..

The CofE invented the politics of the third way, refusing a contradiction in being both Catholic and reformed. For some this has meant that Anglicanism takes the middle path between the evangelical and Catholic tendencies: playing things safe, seeking balance and distrusting extremes. … [Read more...]

'My life with an iron lung'

The oldest surviving Iron Lung user gives an interview … [Read more...]

Blogging from abroad

I write this in an internet cafe somewhere in Europe. Quite how I made it here I don't know, having been supposed to go somewhere else for the day then come on here, I missed my morning flight. 3 hours on the M25 to Heathrow when it normally takes 30 minutes!!! Then my colleagues wanted to rearrange the meeting to later, so I checked in for a later flight, then was told it couldnt be rearranged. By this time I had also missed an earlier flight to this Euopean city and had to wait arround … [Read more...]

Which came first the chicken or the egg?

Tamasin my daughter was profound the other day. She brought up the age old question which came first the chicken or the egg? After thinking for a while she said God must have made the chicken first because if he had made an egg first, it would never have hatched because there would not have been a chicken to keep it warm so it could hatch.It would seem she has solved an age old conundrum! … [Read more...]