Wednesday, 24 March 2010

A bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept

Still from "A Warning to the Curious" aired 1972 BBC Ghost Story for Christmas

Today is the honoring day of the guardian goddess of Albion, Brittania, amongst other things. March 24th also marked New Years Eve before the Gregorian Calender was put in place. It is also St Gabriel's Day and thus a good day to invoke 'The Prince of Fire' if you are looking or waiting for good news..or just for some ebay item in the post.

The curious proverbist and folklorist Vincent Stuckley Lean died today in 1899. Following are some of his pearls of wisdom from his five volume 'Collectanea':

You may choke a dog with a pudding.

A turd is as good as a pancake to a sow.

Almost every system of superstition in order to be rightly understood should be (if I may so speak) read backwards
... Whately Errors of Romanism Essay IV

Meredith Frampton RA 1894-1984

A Game of Patience 1937

Thursday, 18 March 2010


We like this very much.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Walking is good excersise.

The Ministry are going for a stroll around Hampstead Heath in search of hidden histories and lesser known facts. This first journey into lesser known territories of our local public spaces will be led by Mark Pilkington and Blue Firth. English weather permitting.
Information as follows ~
April 11th at 4pm, meeting at the Gospel Oak entrance to Hampstead Heath. Nearest tube Kentish Town, Buses C2, 214 stop at Highgate Road and walk down Gordon House Road to Heath entrance.
Please RSVP here