I am so sorry you are struggling, and believe me I can understand and relate. Please allow yourself to rest and heal. I know you are thinking that it easy to say and not easy to do, but believe me I do understand. Still, if you don't let your self heal, it will take you longer to get better and...
I don't seem to have Sylvia singing the aria you played from Il Re Pastore, Mac--I can't find it in my collection, anyway--but here's something else you might enjoy to give you an indication of what her voice is like. I will always love Emma Kirkby, but as you will probably be able to hear,...
Twenty years ago, the prime minister of Israel was assassinated. The killer was a lone gunman, Israeli and Jewish, just like the prime minister. Lots of witnesses saw it happen; the assassin confessed immediately, that night, and has never recanted. But today, oddly, lots of people don’t believe...
It may come as a surprise that William the Conqueror embraced English after the Norman Conquest. He also maintained much of the existing Anglo-Saxon bureaucracy. Had William continued those policies, the English language would be very different today. Despite William’s attempt … Continue reading →
This is genius! Thank you so much for posting this. I have used said foil earlier, it it is covering the salmon that is no wbaking in my oven… I shall we have to sing this to the salmon when it comes out… Hugs
Oh my goodness! I have to hear this weird Al song, I haven't heard that one. Anyway, Emma Davies is my all time favourite movie. I remember the senior were talking about. Mozart's wife brings sell Yeary a copy of the music to look at, so that he could be considered to be appointed as a piano...
A captain’s log is a simple thing: the date, the time, maybe the weather — and the current status of a long journey. You wouldn’t know from the cryptic notations what weird worlds lurk beneath. On this week's show, stories behind those cryptic notations — including a concentration camp in China...
In this episode, we explore two different types of restorations. We begin with the restoration of the traditional West Saxon monarchy under Edward the Confessor. Edward’s nickname reflects his piety and his purported ability to cure sick people with his … Continue reading →
Having been blind all my life, sound has always played an important role. I have a wide range of interests including philosophy, ethics, creative writing, reading, movies, podcasts, modern audio dramas, games accessible to blind people, news
I consider this a bonus boo. I could have died yesterday, May 2nd, along with my two precious children, because of the irresponsible driving of another road user. Luckily no-one was hurt. The other driver fled the scene.
From the bestselling author of WARRIOR OF ROME comes the second book in an epic new series set in third century Rome; a dramatic era of murder, coup, counter-rebellions and civil war.
In a world of battle and betrayal men will fight – and kill – to sit on the Throne of the Caesars.
In this episode we explore two aspects of the term ‘flesh and blood.’ We examine the human body from the perspective of the Anglo-Saxons by looking at their words for parts of the body. We also explore Old English words associated … Continue reading →
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