Tuesday, 9 June 2015
reading other kinds of fiction (see here);
watching a dvd (see here);
walking around Lancaster (see image).
The Queen visited the Castle (see image) where she met a few local worthies. It is appropriate that, when the Head of State visits, she meets not everyone resident in Lancaster but at least some that we know, in my case the current Mayor and a local newspaper cartoonist.
Agenda for the blog:
finish reading SM Stirling's In The Courts Of The Crimson Kings;
decide what next to read by Stirling;
continue to track down the NESFA collections of Poul Anderson's shorter works.
Of local interest and relevance to Poul Anderson:
St Patrick is a character in Poul and Karen Anderson's The King Of Ys;
there is a ruined St Patrick's Chapel on the coast in what is now Lancaster City District;
last night, a member of our (Buddhist) meditation group said that Patrick lived as a hermit at the site of the Chapel for a year between evangelizing Ireland and returning to Ireland;
he thought that this story was historical whereas I suspect that it is legendary;
either way, we are again that close to a piece of our history.