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A sixteen-year-old mystery solved


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I forgot to inform blog world that three months or so ago, a sixteen-year-old mystery that readers were involved in was solved. Back in 2012 I posted a dodgy youtube video of a recording from my time at L’Abri in Switzerland, which I’d also uploaded to youtube asking anyone who knew the piece of music

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The discovered beauty of flowers


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This week I finished reading Alain de Botton’s The Course of Love, which is a book I’d suggest everybody read, which I might come back to later. For now though, I liked this little reference to the beauty of flowers. I quoted some of it on instagram, which perhaps needed a little more context, but

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The Benefits of Baggage


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Because why pretend you’re not carrying any. A photo posted by Alison Payne (@thisfoggyday) on Oct 25, 2014 at 10:40pm PDT I really like this article on The Benefits of Baggage over at The Gospel Coalition. I also like this list of 23 Things That Love Is.

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Therapeutic Superstition – a Saturday read


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Last night I went with friends to see a performance of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, acted by Julian Lamb and accompanied by David Pereira on cello. This was, as you might imagine if you know the poem, quite surreal. As the leaflet said: “We hope that combining the music and text will enable you

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Grey Day


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Found this painting, called Grey Day by Norma Turner, in The Green Shed (aka the tip shop). Call me melancholy but I like it (and I’m going to paint the frame). There is beauty and art in grey days. A photo posted by Alison Payne (@thisfoggyday) on Aug 11, 2015 at 1:46am PDT

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