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I am married to Spiderbaby and live in Banbury, Oxfordshire after eight years living in the USA and Sweden. I am working and training as a clinical scientist for the NHS in Oxford.

There are now over ten years of photographs on my blog! It all started with a photograph I took on the 1st of May 2004... It's been a wonderful journey, thank you all who have shared it with me, and made this blogging community one I keep coming back to!

Interesting things I read recently:

"Only one in five people born [in the UK] since 1975 believes in God".
Source: Prof David Voas, University of Essex

"For every dollar invested in the Human Genome project, $141 was returned to the US economy". Francis Collins, NIH
Source: New Scientist 27 July 2013.

I am Pavlovs_dog on PSN and would be happy to link up with Playstation-owning mobloggers : )

Too Much Information: The first album I ever bought was the Fraggle Rock soundtrack. Pretty cool, eh? I was only 16 : )

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Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi

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Went to a conference recently in Assisi. The town and surrounding countryside were gorgeous, really.
2nd Oct 2011, 18:11   | tags:,,,

Twiglet says:

Faved the top one.

When I was young, really young maybe 5, I had Paul Gallico's The Small Miracle read to me. The story is about the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi and a child and a donkey. I've never forgotten it probably because I share the same name as that Saint but in the feminine form : )

2nd Oct 2011, 21:05

Viv says:

Only ever been to Rome - long list of places I want to see!

3rd Oct 2011, 00:07

taniwha says:

Very nice. Quite liked St Francis when I was a child, especially since the Richmal Crompton William story. Somehow imagined that the basilica would be more rusticy.

3rd Oct 2011, 07:51

crickson says:

I don't wish to upset anyone, but it looks like all the stuff about preaching to the birds and animals is nonsense. Francis is a saint because he gave a lot (of his father's) money to build a church and was BFFs with a guy that became pope. That's it.

Nice basilica though.

3rd Oct 2011, 08:50

Twiglet says:

I've heard that too but I expect he occasionally fed the ducks and geese like the rest of us do.. : )

3rd Oct 2011, 08:53

taniwha says:

Sounds like he bought some excellent PR then as well.

3rd Oct 2011, 08:55

Twiglet says:

Wasn't he a stigmatic too?

3rd Oct 2011, 09:05

crickson says:

Oh yes, he was. St. Francis of Assisi: the self-harming thief.

3rd Oct 2011, 09:09