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Richard on June 28th, 2014

Holidays are a favourite topic of conversation at this time of year. “Have you had your holiday yet?”; “Are you going far this year?”; and so on. My holiday is quite late this year, so I’m feeling just a little envious of those who are heading off this month, but at least I get to […]

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Richard on June 28th, 2014

Ronald Blythe sings one of Heber’s hymns, and considers the Trinity   DUNCAN and I agree: it is a growing year. Things grow every year, of course, but not as they do in a growing year. The garden has shot up, gone skyward. Roses look down at me, as indeed does the white cat, who is […]

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Richard on June 21st, 2014

A walking tour makes sense if you are about 20, says Ronald Blythe PENTECOST – 70 days after the resurrection, when the house shakes, and tongues of fire become mitres. The old garden blazes with summer, which is not officially here. Pale-yellow irises, immense red poppies. The white cat hiding from the sun. Jean’s horses swigging […]

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Richard on June 13th, 2014

Ronald Blythe exhorts members of the congregation to sing   JUNE, and Pentecost. I scythe some of the orchard growth to give the Rambling Rector roses a bit of light and freedom. Tied to greengage trees, they have grown apace. Nesting robins fly around in distress; so I give up. I am invasive. In church, the […]

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Richard on June 6th, 2014

Ronald Blythe recalls waking up in France, on Ascension Day   MY TRIPLE calendar comes into use, although I hope not into repetition. It consists of the lectionary, my diary, and my dreams. A kind of knitting together of the days. Thus, on the Ascension, I was young and in Vézelay, but getting on a bit […]

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