Here and There, Week 1 2017

My friend Jon Brown took this beautiful photo of me being prayed for last weekend

If keeping a Sabbath sounds like a miserable thing to do, get some perspective from Joshua Gorenflo on what this command from God is really about.

I love Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell novels, and this consideration of them alongside her autobiography, by Patricia Snow, sheds new light on them.

Anne Jolis tells how her local parish priest blessed her at a time of terrible sadness.

Was Orkney the most significant place in the British Isles five thousand years ago? The BBC series, Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney, has a lot of interesting stuff among the usual documentary bluster.

Finally, if your arms are shorter than mine, you might find this way of changing your duvet cover helpful, if not life-changing...