Sunday, August 30, 2020


Ballet in super slow motion ... missed nuance are a series of films by photographer Niv Novak which I have stumbled upon and am mesmerised by.  Here are a few, but there are more.  So, so beautiful ...

Saturday, August 22, 2020

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

Chuffed to see Silver Skin on the Edinburgh International Book Festival online bookshop.

Over on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure I'm talking about Best Worst Reviews.

And Ely Plot comes to an end!  Listen to Chapter 19 and Chapter 20.  Three cheers for Philippa Stevens, and if you want to hear the whole book, visit the Ely Cathedral website's Learning page.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Tom Lehrer on My Mind


This week I'm over on History Girls talking about the inimitable Tom Lehrer (not dead, thank goodness.  You can head on over to a blog post by Conrad Blunstrom here that celebrated his 90th birthday and see just how good he still looks!)

And in Ely Plot, Chapter 17 and Chapter 18 have ensued!

Saturday, August 08, 2020

International Cat Day and a Chapter or Two

 Happy International Cat Day!

Theophile Steinlen Summer - Cat on a Balustrade (1909)
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And even though cats do not feature much in Ely Plot, this week there are two more chapters to listen to: Chapter 15 and Chapter 16

Sunday, August 02, 2020

In the Lady Chapel

It's not far off 15 years since I visited Ely Cathedral.  It was a cold and wet day and there was no one else about and, yes, I tried out the acoustics in the Lady Chapel.  Purely for research purposes, you understand.  And yes, they are divine.

Carving in the Lady Chapel (Ely Cathedral) 
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Ground plan following G.G. Scott's works of 1848 
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(Lady Chapel is the extra rectangle top left of the plan)

This week, Phillipa is reading more of the book that ensued, Ely Plot, Chapter 13 here, and Chapter 14 here.