My boyfriend and I are National Trust members and we often take the opportunity to visit one of the National Trust’s lovely properties. This weekend we looked around Coughton Court, an English Tudor country house which has a close connection with the infamous Gunpowder Plot. The house and grounds are gorgeous and I’d definitely recommend… Read More A Visit to Coughton Court
Reblogged from: ‘Guarding the mind- Knocking on the Door of the Heart To guard the mind requires that we know Christ’s presence in our heart. Once we know this presence, we can bring our innocent thoughts to Christ. But first, our heart needs to be opened. Until it is open, Fr. Dimitru Staniloae says, we… Read More ‘Guarding the mind- Knocking on the Door of the Heart.’ Such a wonderful & helpful short article I wanted to share it.
However much we might like drama and unpredictability in novels or films or TV shows, most of us want peace and reliability in the relationships in our lives. Yet, from time to time, something happens that rocks and shakes a relationship (whether with a family member, or a friend, or a spouse, or a boyfriend/girlfriend),… Read More What can we learn from relationships going wrong?
I’m hoping to go to a concert soon featuring pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov – two of my long-time favourite composers – and the other piece listed on the programme was Josef Suk’s Scherzo Fantastico. Whose’s What? I thought I could endure whatever it was, even if I – quite probably – didn’t much like it (I’m… Read More Josef Suk’s Scherzo Fantastico
C.S. Lewis‘ ‘other’ fantasy series – his sci-fi Cosmic Trilogy – are today among his less well-known works. The trilogy was published before he penned his Narnia books, but it would be an over-simplification to say the Narnia series fleshes out further ideas found in the Cosmic Trilogy. In fact, because the Cosmic Trilogy is adult fiction, it seems (to the… Read More C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength: A Review