Tuesday, 27 July 2010


This is a great film.
1. The visuals use the same technology as the Matrix and the super slo-mo, weightless fights are brilliant
2.The direction is first class and anyone that has seen Memento knows what Christopher Nolan is capable of
3. The story is complex and detailed. Don't go to the toilet says Mark Kermode as you will be lost. It says we know you are clever enough to keep up so do so. This is in contrast too many blockbusters which assume the audience are stupid.
4.Who thought of this idea.
5. The ending.

St Michael's Great Yarmouth - the largest parish church in the UK

St Nicholas' Church and Priory was founded by Herbert de Losinga (Bishop of Norwich) in 1101 as a penance for an act of simony (buying a church office). It is the largest parish church in the country and arguably the oldest building in Great Yarmouth.

During the Medieval period the church was at its most magnificent with stained glass, tapestries, painted and gilded walls, frescos,19 guild chapels, various relics of the saints and ornate furnishings. At this time Great Yarmouth was the fourth richest town in England. The interior was destroyed at the Reformation and the Priory dissolved.

In 1649 the church was divided into three parts as the Puritans, who were now in the ascendancy, demanded use of the building as their church. The arches were bricked up (two feet thickness) on the north side of the nave, the eastern side of the transepts and the eastern side of the tower. The three portions of the church were used by the Anglican Church (south aisle), the Puritans led by Rev. Bridge (the chancel, which they fitted up as a church house) and the Presbyterians (the north aisle).

A new door to the chancel destroyed the altar tomb of Thomas Crowmer (Bailiff of Yarmouth 1470-97). The mutilation of this tomb was contrary to the Act of Parliament of 1644, which allowed the demolition of monuments of idolatry and superstition, but not monuments to dead people, unless they were deemed to be saints. The windows in the east end were filled up with bricks. The north aisle was used by the local militia as a drill hall when the weather was wet. All the three denominations held their services simultaneously. The alterations to the church were paid out of a rate levied on the townspeople. At the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 the Puritans were ejected from the church. The bricked up arches put up by the Independents and the Presbyterians were not taken down until the restoration of 1859-64 when the church became undivided for the first time in about 200 years.

In 1942 the church was completely gutted during a German air raid leaving only the Norman tower and the walls standing.

Great Yarmouth

I take it back - after a while of mooching waiting for A to finish the interview I take it back. There are 3 nice buildings in the whole of Yarmouth, the rest appears to be a bit of a dump. Here is the proof.

Principal Examiner

Being in charge is easier physically as I don't have to mark anywhere near as many exams but provides a different type of challenge with head aches that are less easily solved. The price of management.


The house is still not sold and it is getting annoying now. There seems to ba a consensus that it is too small to rent out or for a couple to live in successfully and most single people can't afford the 10% deposit the banks want. Time to drop the price

Rules changes for football

After the World Cup the following needs to happen

1. Sin bin- Netherlands would not be able to play such negative football if they lost a player for 5 minutes for a yellow card. It might also cut down on time wasting, taking your shirt off, throwing the ball away. The punishment needs to be more immediate rather than delayed for the next game.
2. Stopping the sinbin if a goal is scored. You don't want to ruin the game.
3. Goal line technology - if Wimbledon can use it so can football

England at the World Cup

Disappointing - the reasons where

1. The ball was quite light and not suited to the longer range passing England employ.
2. The altitude for the same reasons
3. Too many good players in1 position - attacking midfield meant that trying to fit them into the team caused the team to be poorly shaped
4. The very hard pitches seemed to cause the ball too bounce higher
5. Poor first touch - maybe because of some of the reasons above
6. A lack of ruthlessness - on a couple of the German goals fouling the players early in the move would have stopped their attack at the cost of a yellow card.
7. Poor refereeing - if only...
8. Capello not changing the formation as needed
9. Too many of the players not playing well
10. Not beating Algeria - then we would have played Ghana and then maybe Uruguay and finally Netherlands rather than Germany, Argentina and then Spain.

Welcome back

So the marking, football, marking, end of term, A and marking got in the way of blogging but mainly done know.