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Here are the Blogs in the Esmerelda Weatherwax category.
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
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There was one of the not so good film/TV adaptations of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol on television tonight.  So bad that my husband turned over and I turned to the book.  The description of the fruiterers watched by  Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present caught my eye. The poulterers’ shops ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2014 4:58 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
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From Sky News Police have shot dead a man who stabbed three officers in a police station in central France. The 20-year-old reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic) as he carried out the attack in Joue-les-Tours, near the city of Tours, on Saturday. He ran into the station ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2014 1:44 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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blog preview image The levitation merchants in Trafalgar Square outside the National Gallery are usually Yoda, the Grim Reaper or Gandalf the Grey. But in honour of the season Santa Claus (he doesn't look dignified enough to be a Father Christmas) has looked in.  It takes all sorts. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 2:39 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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From the BBC Two Muslim charities have lost their grants after the government claimed they had links with Islamist extremism. A spokesman for Birmingham-based Islamic Help, said it was "surprised, dismayed and angered" by the action. The Muslim Charities Forum (MCF), said the decision was based ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 6:28 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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blog preview image From the Telegraph Taliban militants who stormed a Pakistan high school killing more than 130 students followed instructions from a commander, according to transcripts given to local newspapers by the authorities. “We have killed all the children in the auditorium,” one of the attackers ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 1:36 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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From the Telegraph, and the London Evening Standard  British girls as young as 14 are being helped to join Islamic State fighters in Syria as jihadi brides in increasing numbers by London-based “facilitators”, the Standard had learnt. Teenagers are being helped with applying for passports, given ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 1:15 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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blog preview image When I did an Advent calendar in 2008 I included a passage from The Dean’s Watch by Elizabeth Goudge. The book tells the story of the friendship that grows up between Adam Ayscough, the Dean of the Cathedral City, and Isaac Peabody the clockmaker. The book, which is set in the 1870s in a Cathedral City ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 4:12 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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This is just starting to get into British newspapers, via The Turkish Press  BAGHDAD - At least 150 women who refused to marry militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, were executed in the western Iraqi province of Al-Anbar, Iraq's Ministry of Human Rights said. The victims ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 1:50 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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blog preview image Waltham Abbey in Essex in Winter (and Advent). Me trying out a special effect on my camera. Waltham Abbey, dedicated to The Holy Cross and St Laurence was famous for the Holy Rood of Waltham. The land was owned by Harold Godwinson (later King Harold) who rebuilt the original church in thanksgiving ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2014 4:20 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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blog preview image From the Telegraph These are the sex abusers a police force does not want the public to see.​ Naseem Khan, Mohammed Javed and Allam Shah  ​The three men were part of a 10-strong gang which groomed vulnerable teenage girls for sex​ - and whose identities the police attempted to keep ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2014 6:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014
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What I had in mind for today is trivial and inappropriate amongst today's bad news. But serendipity is a feature of my life and I found this, while looking for something else. I knew the song, Julian of Norwich, from the Albion Christmas Band's album An Albion Christmas. The Albion Band have had several ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2014 1:22 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014
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A very interesting and apposite opinion piece from Andrew Bolt in The Australian MAN Haron Monis couldn’t have done more to make the deaf hear that the terror he unleashed in Sydney was in the name of Islam. As he walked into the Lindt Chocolate Cafe with his shotgun on Monday he wore ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2014 11:46 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014
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From the Telegraph Police investigating the siege in Sydney are looking into the involvement of Amirah Droudis, an accused murderer who was the apparent girlfriend and partner-in-crime of the dead gunman, Man Haron Monis. Police raided the modest red-brick home of Monis and his partner in ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2014 11:15 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 15 December 2014
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blog preview image An old master. The Nativity with the Annunciation to the Shepherds. 1370-1 Jacopo di Cione and workshop. This is from the collection of the National Gallery in London. It is one of a dozen panels of the altarpiece of the church of San Pier Maggiore in Florence.  It was probably designed by Niccolò di ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/15/2014 3:44 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 15 December 2014
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I don't think this will fool anyone although a few people will pretend it is true because their jobs or their social network depends on the keeping up of appearances. From the Telegraph Police have confirmed that a suspected gunman and a male and female hostage have been killed following a dramatic ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/15/2014 2:37 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 15 December 2014
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An exclusive from The Telegraph Man Haron Monis was barred by a Sydney court after being charged with sending “grossly offensive” letters to the families of Australian soldiers killed in battle. The fanatic said last year that he wanted to send a "very nice condolence letter" and "237 baskets of ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/15/2014 11:00 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 15 December 2014
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Unfortunately there are reports of two deaths.  (Reuters) - Australian security forces on Tuesday stormed the Sydney cafe where several hostages were being held at gunpoint, in what looked like the dramatic denouement to a standoff that had dragged on for more than 16 hours. Heavy gunfire and ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/15/2014 10:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 15 December 2014
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These are the latest live updates from the Telegraph at time of writing (7am GMT in London)  Channel Ten reports that the gunman told police "there are 4 bombs... two inside the Lindt cafi at Martin Place - and two further in the Sydney CBD".  and Several people have been taking 'selfies' from ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/15/2014 1:46 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 14 December 2014
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The third Sunday in Advent -  Gaudete Sunday. Advent is a penitential season; not as long as Lent, and observed less strictly these days when it is observed at all. But a time of contemplation and repentance while waiting for the birth of the Christ Child, after which there is twelve days of feasting ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2014 2:01 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 13 December 2014
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blog preview image Decking the hall with boughs of holly and other greenery is an old custom. Wherever and however it originated on the continent it is Prince Albert who is credited with popularising the decorated Christmas tree in Great Britain. Something that has become popular in the last few years is for churches, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2014 2:45 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 13 December 2014
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More newspapers have this today (the more the better - it also goes some way to explaining the sex gang rapes of Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford and elsewhere) but I have gone straight to the translation provided by MEMRI. The Research and Fatwa Department of the Islamic State (ISIS) has released a pamphlet ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2014 1:16 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 13 December 2014
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It took an American newspaper to find this, coming as it does only a day after Baroness Cox warned the UK about the amount of polygamous Islamic marriages in this country. From the New York Observer When the Observer first logged on, it looked like a standard online dating site: Women’s profiles, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2014 12:52 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 13 December 2014
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From Asian Image A new ‘Islamic doll’ with no facial features has been launched in Britain. The ‘Deeni Doll’ has no eyes, nose or mouth whatsoever in a bid to comply with Islamic rules governing the depiction of faces.  The doll was manufactured in China and designed in the UK by Ridhwana B, a ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2014 5:01 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 13 December 2014
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From El Pais Madrid’s largest mosque was functioning as a Jihadist recruitment center led by a former Guantánamo prisoner, it has emerged. Lahcen Ikassrien, 47, a Moroccan national who was arrested in Afghanistan in 2001 and released after nearly four years in Guantánamo, was using the cafeteria ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2014 4:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 12 December 2014
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blog preview image Tallinn, claimed to be the home of the world’s first Christmas tree According to this website the first recorded public display of a Christmas tree was in 1441 in the capital of German Livonia (now Estonia and Latvia) in the town square of Reval (now Tallinn). The custom was to dance around the tree ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2014 4:41 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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