Almost recovered from the London Occult Conference. The turn out was particularly impressive. At one point during the after-drinks I remarked that I felt like a grandmother at a wedding, benignly sitting in the corner while a hoard of strangers talk excitedly all around. The revival appears in good health.
Anyway, as promised the video will be up in the new (free) members area, probably on the weekend. Watch for the announcement here or on the Facebook page.
On a related matter, the monograph that accompanies the presentation needs to be completed so Pieces of Eight can be published. Hence I may go dark for a while.
Oh! Speaking of the members area -which is really just a single page that will soon have a video presentation on it- the plugin is messing with the commenting functionality across the site. (Thanks to Raj for pointing this out.) Until this is fixed, you can still comment with your full contact details, just type it all up, then click your cursor back into the email field and press enter. Bit annoying but we're working on it.
In the mean time, here are some small bytes to keep you occupied.
- Jan Morris -she of the Pax Britannica series- in The Art of the Essay.
- World War Zero brought down mysterious civilisation of the Sea People (maybe).
- Rival Gardens of Eden in Iraq on their particular tourist pressures.
- Everything I dislike about most of the things I dislike.
- The remarkable persistence of the Green Man.
- In the 1920s, sheep were introduced to central London as living lawn mowers.