Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Apples, originally uploaded by CharlesFred.

Arrived at Mum's yesterday, after a lovely train journey from Clapham Junction, past Woking, Hook, Basingstoke, Salisbury and Sherbourne and some deliciously green countryside to Crewkerne, in time for delicious cheddar cheese sandwich, ate in the back garden, in the sun, under the apple tree.

I had popped out of the station at Clapham Junction to buy myself a copy of Richard Dawkins' new book, The God Delusion, which was so much the book I have been wanting to read. I devoured it on the train and I can thoroughky recommend it. It encourages people to think about their beliefs and make a choice between being theistic (a god believer), agnostic (sitting on the fence) or atheist (a non-believer in a god) and then for the atheists to 'come out', just like gay people come out. Apparently, according to surveys in the US, people have said that they are less willing to vote an atheist into office than a black, a muslim or a gay person. H ereckons that if more people would come out as atheists it would encourage others to do the same. Anyway, I digress.

It wa s alovely sunny day, Mum had het tai chi in the afternoon so went around Crewkerne with my camera taking some shots at the allotment, including these decaying apples which I found on top of the compost heap.

For dinner we had fish pie and mashed potato followed by blackberry and apple crumble, after which we watched the Champions League match weher Manchester United beat Benfica 1-0. It was a lovely day.


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