Monday, May 15, 2006

Irene Day

Yesterday we visted Irene's grave and planted some stocks. The
Natural Burial Site was very green and May blossom was out. Today is the second aniversary of her death. Posted by Picasa

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | New US alligator killings feared

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | New US alligator killings feared: "New US alligator killings feared

Alligators are becoming more active as the weather heats up
The bodies of two more women have been found in Florida having suffered apparent attacks by alligators.
The finds follow a fatal attack last week, only the 18th confirmed alligator killing in Florida since 1948.
In the latest cases, a 23-year-old woman was pronounced dead after being pulled from the jaws of an alligator in the Lake George area.
The body of another woman who had apparently suffered alligator bites was found in a canal near St Petersburg.
Residents have been warned not to swim in vegetated areas or walk pets near water, particularly at night. "

Monday, May 08, 2006


  The lettuces I planted in the green house have grown amazingly quickly. yesterday we harvested the first crop - enough to feed eleven of us at the NBO meeting without depleting the plants over much. John has been enjoying gardening and has planted rows of potatoes earlier in the wekk that are already showing leaves above ground. Also sun flowers, pumpkins and other seeds.



Last Tuesday went up to Manchester to take part in a pre-series trial of the Heaven and Earth Show, to be interviewed by Gloria Hunniford. An interesting experience, seeing how a TV studio works etc. I feel I learned a lot about the process even though the show was not to be broadcast. En route back missed my train and so got stranded in Birmingham for an hour - an opportunity to see the newly developed Bull Ring and to listen to the church bells from this parapet (concrete sun loungers provided!)

Monday, May 01, 2006

zen the cat injures himself

In the midst of the conference Zen reappeared with a bad cut on the inside of his leg. An operation later he is now recovering and investigating his war wounds. Keeping him indoors for ten days will be quite a challenge.

Amida Conference Narborough

The tenth aniversary Amida Conference, Learning Freedom took place this weekend here in Narborough. Here Dharmavidya and Mary Midgley presenting, chaired by David Bray.