Thursday, November 22, 2012

Remembering C. S. Lewis

"'When Aslan said you could never go back to Narnia, he meant the Narnia you were thinking of. But that was not the real Narnia. That had a beginning and an end. It was only a shadow or a copy of the real Narnia which has always been there and always will be there: just as our own world, England and all, is only a shadow or copy of something in Aslan's real world. You need not mourn over Narnia, Lucy. All of the old Narnia that mattered, all the dear creatures, have been drawn into the real Narnia through the Door. And of course it is different; as different as a real thing is from a shadow or as waking life is from a dream.'" ~ THE LAST BATTLE, C. S. Lewis, 1956

Lewis died of osteoporosis on November 22, 1963, an inauspicious date which marked the end of life for Aldous Huxley and President Kennedy.

History of the (British) Home

O tempora! O mores! Such news, such ups and downs... Jubilee...Libor...Occupy...we sometimes wonder how we will survive. But as our history shows, we shall... The Forme of Cury online

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Terry Gilliam presents '1884 Yesterdays Future'... Animation test With thanks to The Steampunk Empire - We also like the splendid Professor Elemental.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Oshea and Ogilvie

We needed a laugh - and we think the Sloaney humour of Oshea and Ogilvie will raise your spirits, too.

The duo OSHEA and OGILVIE, based in Exeter, write and perform their own material - sketches, songs, dances and mockumentaries. Their aim is to raise a laugh amongst the nation with their original new show and generally make the country a brighter, happier place; as they say, if you can't laugh in the middle of a double dip recession, when can you. They are available for festivals and other comedy or music events around the country.

Launch Night! is on the 15th Of December...and catch them on radio online ...

Saturday, November 5, 2011


The charity does brilliant work in rehabilitating and rehoming horses. You may decide to help them with a donation - or perhaps you have the time and money to adopt one of their animals. "A Sloaney has a Pony..."

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sloanes at Home: Movies online

a channel dedicated to celebrating all films and series set in an historical period.
We enjoy this collection of videos very much and think you will, too.