As well as my subject matter as indicated above including photographs, I also have some links and infographics to share with you.
ENGLAND STRUGGLING AT LORDS
Yesterday was the third days play in the second test match between England and Australia at Lords. It was England’s least bad day of the match so far, but they were so far adrift going into it that they needed rather more than a decent day. Australia at 108-0 in their second innings lead by 362 and the obvious plan for them is to lash up as many runs as they can in the morning session and then leave England a mountain of Olympus Mons proportions to climb in the final five sessions of the game.
A FLY BY AT VERY CLOSE RANGE
My outside space was an ideal position from which to view the advertised fly by happening as part of the King’s Lynn festival. It was on the aeroplane’s third pass that I was finally able to get some pictures (six in total)…
TWO CLASSICAL CONCERTS
Once the day’s action had finished in the cricket it was off to King’s Lynn Minster for the first of two concerts taking place yesterday evening. There was a blanket ban on photography at the event, so I have few pictures…
This concert was splendid. The Vivaldi and Manfredini pieces were particularly impressive, while the Vejvanovsky was a splendid introduction to a composer that few of us had previously heard of. The lead violinist, Bojan Cicic by name, proved to be a quite superb performer.
At the end of this concert we just had time to visit my aunt’s house before the start of the second concert, a violin and harpsichord duet playing works by Telemann (the most prolific of all composers), Buxtehude and J S Bach (who as young man walked 200 miles each way for the privelege of witnessing Buxtehude in action – no recordings in them thar days!).
This mini concert was every bit as good as the first one had been – no evening of two halves this time. I got some photographs of the Minster’s light show (one of several dotted around the town)…
My first two links both come courtesy of Vox Political:
1)The Lords earning their £400 per day.
2)Continuing to heap pressure on the government re death toll after fit for work tests.
My next three links concern a 38 Degrees petition on the subject of fracking:
2)The link to share on facebook
3)The link to share on twitter
My next link is by way of a shout out to my most recent follower on aspiblog, and takes to you to their site, luckyottershaven.
My last two links relate to electoral reform and segue nicely into the the infographics:
2)The Thunderclap, to which you can still add your voice for about another eight hours.
My next infographic is a reminder of what things were like before trade unions existed:
The third and final infographic I am sharing in this post is about housing today and comes by way of London mayoral candidate Tessa Jowell…
I hope that you have enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed creating it and that some of you will be inspired to share it!