Friday, June 24, 2005

where is this place ?

The_Manor2.jpg (JPEG Image, 1822x1253 pixels) - Scaled (58%)

Can somebody please identify this majestic home.
My grandfather was a member of the NZ Forestry Group which stayed some time in England during 1941/1942.
My grandad says that when they arrived at this 'place' (see photograph) they were camped out in the stables. It was with great relief when one day the troops left the stables for the comfort of this grand stately home. I don't know what the NZ Forestry Group was doing or did in England. All I know was they were there. I believe the troop ship carried the group from Bombay India to Glasgow. My grandad had an old English map and he has marked with a cross places he stayed at. The places range from Carlisle to Torquay.
Does anyone recognise it?
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Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke: "Rupert Brooke was born in Rugby, Warwickshire, where his father taught classics and was a housemaster at Rugby School. In his childhood Brooke immersed himself in English poetry and twice won the school poetry prize. In 1906 he went to King's college, Cambridge, and became friends with G.E. Moore, Lytton Strachey, Maynard Keynes, Roger Fry, and Leonard Fry, members of the future Bloomsbury Group. In 1910 Brooke's father died suddenly, and Brooke was for a short time in Rugby a deputy housemaster. Thereafter Brooke lived on an allowance from his mother. In 1911 he worked on a thesis on the playwright John Webster and the Elizabethan drama, and travelled in Germany and Italy. In England he was a leader of a group of young 'Neo-pagans', who slept outdoors, embraced a religion of nature, and swam naked - among others Virginia Woolf joined the swimmers in Grantchester. However, sex was something that was not part of the fun - 'We don't copulate without marriage, but we do meet in cafes, talk on buses, go on unchaperoned walks, stay with each other, give each other books, without marriage,' Brooke once told to his friend.

In 1911 appeared Brooke first collection of verse, POEMS, and his work was featured in the periodical Georgian Poetry, edited by his friend, Sir Edward Marsh. Over the next twenty years, the book sold almost 100 000 copies. In 1911 Brooke was secretly engaged to Noel Olivier, five years his junior. The affair was for all participants frustrating and subsequently Brooke had an affair with the actress Cathleen Nesbitt. Overworked and emotionally empty, Brooke suffered a nervous breakdown. In the spring of 1912, Brooke and Ka Cox went to Germany, where he wrote 'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester', which is among his most admired poems."

from a finnish page on the poet known to me as a war poet

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

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Top ten thrift tips

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Last updated June 21 2005

A little bit goes a long way when it comes to saving money on everyday expenses.

Saving or paying off debts is easier when you cut back on day-to-day expenses. These simple tips will help you put more money in the bank.

1. Forget the lottery
As nice as it would be to win millions, it’s a one in 14 million chance. Trying to hit the jackpot on a weekly basis can cost more than £100 a year. How many friends can you name who've won more than that in the lottery?

2. Cut the luxuries
The cost of a second or even third family holiday every year will really rack up. Look ahead: Retiring without any money to take holidays is not a fun prospect.

3. Back to basics
New music is great and we all like adding to our CD collections. But, do you listen to half the CDs you already have? Try listening to the radio to hear the latest tunes.

4. Work out in the park
A gym membership can cost from £400 to £,1000 every year. Be honest: Do you really get value out of it? It’s free to go for a run in the park.

5. Cut back
A glass of wine after work just two evenings a week can cost more than £260 over a year. Is it really worth it?

6. Brown bag it
Buying a sandwich from your local sandwich shop is more than twice as expensive as making one at home. Home made is healthier, too.

7. Reconsider the DIY
Home improvements have become the home owners’ activity de jour. It’s also really expensive. Unless it will to add considerable value to your home, you’ll be better off digging in the garden.

8. Cut the cards
With plastic in your pocket, it’s difficult to resist those impulse buys. If you don’t carry it, you can’t use it.

9. Give up coffee
Buying a coffee on the way to work each morning can cost more than £360 every year.

10. Step away from the TV
A monthly subscription to Sky can cost £500 a year. What did you do before satellite TV

and use FreeView

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Pyrrho of Elis (c. 360-270 BC)

Pyrrhonian Scepticism

the goal of the sceptical attitude is ataraxia, or the state of tranquillity, and this is achieved by the suspension of judgement or epoche on the question of the real nature of things. It makes use of argument schematas, known as the ‘Modes of Scepticism’, in order to establish the need for suspension of judgement.

and I thought I was an existentialist with a touch of pseudo-ZEN

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inspired by [wittgenstein-dialognet]

Is Wittgenstein a pyrrhonian sceptic?