Friday, 27 September 2013

When elephants fight, it is the grass which suffers.

Adjusted the wiring arrangement on my trial overhead streetlight ie shortened the wires to remove the unsightly droop. This process involved some cutting, splicing and re-soldering.

Yesterday's unsightly droop.
Today
I still think the arrangement looks a bit stupid. So I shortened the height of the supporting posts.



The next task will be to paint the uprights and the cross wires so as to integrate the structure. Not sure what colour to choose.

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Currently listening to:


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Last night's dinner:

Had a variety of guests around last night. Among other dishes there were 5 whole trout.



I offered to take the heads off but was informed that the "cheeks" were the tastiest part of a trout!

Today's lunch:

Fried eggs on potato scones plus salad.

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Currently reading:

Not quite "from the sublime to the ridiculous" but certainly there's some kind of contrast between:


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Africa - the magazine of St Patrick's Missionary Society


An excellent article on Sudan and its neighbour "The Republic of South Sudan", the world's newest nation. I knew about the recent civil war in that region which led to the creation of South Sudan. What I didn't know was that there had been a long, long civil war before that, lasting from 1955 - 1972. And, as we all know, it is the ordinary man on the street who suffers in these conflicts. Hence the author's reference to the African proverb, "When elephants fight, it is the grass which suffers".

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Miscellany:

This morning, cycled to midday Mass at St Simon's, Partick.

Arrived 10 minutes early.
Traditionally, St Simon's has served the Polish community of Glasgow and one is reminded of that when one looks at the noticeboards which greet one in the foyer.


There was a poster about the Polish Saint Faustina whose Divine Mercy prayer meetings used to be a big part of my life.


Frankly, the motto of the Divine Mercy movement, "Jesus I trust in You", is almost all that one needs to adhere to in order to be a Christian. That and, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."


Did a detour to deliver a note to someone and passed this townhouse nearby


There was a little armchair in position in the porch.


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