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October 11th, 2017 (12:00 pm)
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  • Tue, 21:03: .@ioangruffudd sir - I think you're an absolutely excellent actor, and am hugely enjoying you and Joanne Froggatt in #Liar

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October 1st, 2017 (12:00 pm)
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September 30th, 2017 (12:00 pm)

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Nice hot cup of #internationalcoffeeday

September 29th, 2017 (06:03 pm)

...as brought to you by Arthur and, IIRC, Martin, of MJN air.

"Nice hot cup of coffee."
"It's freezing!"
"Nice cup of coffee."
"It's disgusting."
"Cup of coffee."
"I'm not even sure it *is* coffee."
"Cup."

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September 29th, 2017 (12:00 pm)
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  • Thu, 18:32: RT @bskipper27: Interviewer: What would you consider one of your strengths? Me: I perform under pressure Interviewer: Can you give me an ex…

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September 22nd, 2017 (12:00 pm)
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For a little while now...

September 21st, 2017 (08:56 pm)

...I've been having an idea.

I don't know if it's a terribly good idea or not, but it goes like this.

As a sort of sequel to my Richard III roadtrip last year, I'm thinking of going and visiting the tombs of every king and queen of England. Well, to keep things simple every king and queen since William I. (This despite my being, in UK terms at least, very much a republican. Aside: it's nice to know I'm in some reasonably good company.)

What I've discovered, since looking up the information on Wikipedia (which helpfully lists the place of burial in their articles on each king and queen) is that an initially surprising, but understandable, number of the early kings were buried in France. Well, I've never been to France before, so that'll be interesting. Quite a few of the others are scattered around the country too. OTOH, there're a shedload buried at Westminster Abbey, which will make my eventual visit there kind of...well, whatever the opposite is of a perfect storm.

Also, apparently Richard II was initially buried at Kings Langley</a>. Too bad he's not buried there any more (he was later moved to Westminster Abbey), as that's just a train stop from Hemel...

I'm in two minds whether to do the trip in broadly chronological order. Obviously, I don't really want to visit anywhere more than once (unless I really really like it), so once I've visited Westminster Abbey for the first king there, I can then tick all the rest off my list.

This definitely isn't going to be a roadtrip - just something to do on occasional weekends when I'm at a loose end (or with a bit more forward planning for the ones that will involve more travel; it probably makes sense to visit, for example, all the French tombs in one longer trip).

Also, one thing that would probably be a wise idea before setting off is to check that the tombs can be visited by the public. Obviously, Richard III's can, I know, I've been there, but I don't know about the others.

But, yeah. I might begin the quest next year. Realistically, it might be possible to do the whole lot in one year...

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September 20th, 2017 (12:00 pm)

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September 18th, 2017 (12:00 pm)

  • Sun, 12:04: Thanks to the @writerconuk raffle, I'm accidentally leaving Coventry with two more books than I arrived with. #writercon2017
  • Sun, 12:23: @writerconuk over for another year. :-( Currently in Ramada bar having a pizza and a lemonade. It's been a good weekend. #writercon2017
  • Sun, 14:09: In hotel bar. Sometimes by Erasure has just started playing. #happy
  • Sun, 14:56: Waiting at Coventry station for coach to Heathrow. Hoping for less delays than on Friday. Presence of emergency vehicles doesn't bode well.
  • Sun, 17:22: Have reached Heathrow. Am waiting for my coach home. Glad it's not the other way round...
  • Sun, 18:14: Coach driver didn't seem best pleased when I gave him my bag to put in the luggage section. Not sure why...
  • Sun, 18:29: "Rodney, you're drooling over a Wraith." "I know, I disgust myself sometimes." #stargateatlantis
  • Mon, 11:48: Look, I'm not complaining, but...how many remixes does one song *need*..?! https://t.co/ExvTQ2cLZg

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September 17th, 2017 (12:00 pm)

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