At the National Archives in London: Nobody was watching so I caught a glimpse of this beautiful chancery roll from the reign of king John. It takes about 10 minutes to unravel it; 800 year-old stuff, amazing! I now added my own fingerprints to it for later generations.
The Normans are coming! (from the 2009 reenactment of the Battle of Hastings)
I love this one
My home country Romania might be the most nature-rich destination in Europe, like Vitamin-enriched juice. Carpathian bears coming down to the village trash bins for all the tourists to see them, that’s something that should be advertised on booking.com hotel attraction pages. For those who can’t afford to make a trip to the trash containers,Continue reading “Stray dogs, a Bucharest attraction”
Fumbling through my old stuff, look what I found. The first papyrus page of the Gospel of John written to imitate the Codex Vaticanus script. It took me a day to write it, I can still remember the excitement, it was four years ago.
London is great and… wired! From my place at Barbican all the way down Charterhouse Street, through Holborn Circus, Chancery Lane, Fleet Street and the Strand there is almost uninterrupted WI-FI juice through the Cloud. Convenient and above all free!
There are reasons to believe that Robin Hood’s evil sheriff of Nottingham was called Philip Mark and was one of the foreigners John brought to England in 1207-1208 to supply key royal offices when he grew suspicious of his northern barons. Philip was from the region of Touraine in France.
apoetreflects: “The wastepaper basket is the writer’s best friend.” —Isaac Bashevis Singer I’d say it’s mine when I come down with a cold
It’s settled, I make the best cappucino. I’m not penny-pinching like Starbucks or Costa, I add a lot of gingerbread syrup and I never end a sentence without cinnamon. The daily delicious is here. Even without a handle, my limping cup has never felt better.