Saturday, November 06, 2004

Thinking about packing for Denmark and there is 3 days to go!

I was going to listen to live opera this evening Giuseppe Verdi : Forza Del Destino

Guardian Unlimited | Arts reviews | La Forza del Destino: "The cheers on opening night showed that some opera-goers, at least, were delighted to find the art of coarse opera alive and well in this production of La Forza del Destino. It originated at La Scala, Milan, in 1999, and was acquired by the Royal Opera as part of a package to bring Riccardo Muti back to the house after 20 years' absence. Muti agreed to appear at the ROH only if he could conduct this production."

This is the kind of evening that gives Italian opera a bad name, with dramatically implausible performers shouting at the tops of their voices while acting as if trying to get the attention of an audience somewhere in the next county.

I feel better now - I wondered if I was losing my powers of concentration -
I lost interest in it after about 30 minutes and went to ITV and the X factor ITV - Homepage
Google News Search: X factor

The competition is hotting up in the X factor, with Cassie, Steve, Rowetta and G4 all crowding in behind Tabby as the punters fancies. ... THE X FACTOR NEXT ELIMINATION BETTING ODDS

17:00 This was great I put BBC Radio 3 on as I got up from my afternoon nap and took a bath

Jazz Record Requests
6 November 2004
With Geoffrey Smith.
Opera On 3
Verdi's La Forza del Destino
Act One and Two
Leonora's planned elopement with her lover Don Alvaro goes horribly wrong when her father is shot trying to prevent it. The dying man curses his daughter, and this begins a disastrous sequence of events for everyone.

The Force of Destiny, one of Verdi's most complex and tuneful operas, returns in a production new to the Royal Opera House for the first time in nearly 30 years. Antonio Pappano conducts, and Salvatore Licitra makes his house debut in one of the most difficult tenor roles in the repertoire.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Continues at 7.45pm.
Verdi: La forza del destino (Acts 1 and 2)

Don Alvaro ...... Salvatore Licitra (tenor)
Leonora ...... Violeta Urmana (soprano)
Don Carlo di Vargas ...... Ambrogio Maestri (baritone)
Padre Guardiano ...... Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass)
Preziosilla ...... Marie-Ange Todorovitch (mezzo-soprano)
Fra Melitone ......Roberto de Candia (baritone)
Marchese di Calatrava ...... Brindley Sherratt (bass)
Mastro Trabuco ...... Peter Bronder (tenor)
Curra ...... Liora Grodnikaite (mezzo-soprano)
Alcalde ...... Jonathan May (bass)
Un medico ...... Thomas Barnard (bass)

Royal Opera Chorus (Chorus Director Renato Balsadonna)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House (Concert Master Vasko Vassilev)
Antonio Pappano (conductor)

Supposedly live but felt DEAD !

Whilst listening I had planned to write more for my novel POV and a big scene and a new point of view are falling into place but still in my head not written down....

All the links in the Viking blog are part of this research process
and include a lot of unblogged stuff too.

my serious general blog BLOOG 2 is going well too - I intend to keep GENEALOGE more limited in subject to family history and genealogy.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Links til ressourcer med sydslesvigske by- og landkort o.a. place names in Denmark - southern Jutland - and northern Germany

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

1865-telling for 0101 Frederikshald from the Norwegian Digital Archive

Fann 9217 JENSEN av 9217 personar i 623 forskjellige hus 1865-telling for 0101 Frederikshald
nORWEGIAN Folketeljinga frå 1900

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

from my email:- [SoG-NEWS]

I have received the following warning from a member this morning:-

There are notices up at TNA to the effect that it will be closed this Friday
(5 Nov) for one day on account of Industrial Action - or inaction. I assume
that the this will also apply to the FRC.



I would suggest that anybody thinking of going to The National Archives
(PRO) at Kew or to the FRC in Myddelton Street, check that they are open
before going this Friday.

Details may well appear on Family Records Centre - Homepage or phone 0208
392 5300 before Friday.


Geoffrey T. Stone,
SoG Mailing List Administrator.
Society of Genealogists Homepage

on the FRC web site
Friday 5th November
Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has notified the government that a 24 hour national strike will take place on Friday 5th November. It is expected that a number of FRC staff will take industrial action on the day. We hope that the FRC will be open as normal on Friday, but there are likely to be few staff present to assist customers.

Monday, November 01, 2004

from my email:-
01 November 2004 10:47:12

Subject : [SoG-NEWS] Events Around The Country

The Society regularly gets posters and flyers a volunteer has kindly
summarised these for members' interests.


Exhibition: "Encounters: The meeting of Asia and Europe 1500 -1800"
Over 5000 years' worth of amazing artefacts from many of the world's
richest cultures.
Date: 23 Sept to 5 Dec 2004
Cost: £8; Senior citizens £6; Full time students and 12 - 17 years olds £5;
Free to under 12s
Programme of free events:
28 Nov - Encounters of Faith Day
4-5 Dec - Cultural Encounters weekend
Various dates - Classic Bollywood film screenings

Annual Open Meeting
Venue: The Hyde Park Family History Centre at the Church of Latter Day Saints
Date: Saturday 13h November 2004 at 1.00 for 1.20 p.m.
Cost: Free
Topics: "The History and Growth of the Prints and Drawings Collection";
"The Andaman Islands"; Question and Answer session.
Details: Mrs Elaine MacGregor, 14 Gableston Avenue, Brighton, Sussex, BN1 5FG

Advance warning: 2005 AGM & Lecture Meeting will be held at the Society of
Genealogists on Saturday afternoon 28th May 2005.

24 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park N4
"British Death Customs" from prehistoric era to the 20th century
Two courses by Robert Stephenson
Dates: Sat. 13th Nov and Sat. 20th Nov at 10.00 - 16.00
Fee: £20 (Conc. £15)
Tel: 020 7700 9200 website:

Aldersbrook Road, London E12 5DQ.
Website: www.cityof
Free events:
Heritage Tours: Guided minibus Tours based on the popular Heritage Brochure;
To reserve places - Tel: 020 8530 9837. email

Sat 6 Nov: The Bell & Church Street market walk.
Meet at Edgware Road underground station, Bakerloo line.
Sun. 14 Nov: The Petticoat Lane, Brick Lane and Spitalfields market walk.
Meet at Liverpool Street underground station on the concourse level inside
the ticket office
Sat 20 Nov: The Covent Garden Walk including location from Alfred
Hitchcock's film "Frenzy"
Meet outside Covent Garden Underground station
Sat 27 Nov: The Whitechapel Street market walk.
Meet at Whitechapel underground station on Whitechapel High St. near the
ticket booth
All walks depart at 11am on the day and last for 1.5 hours
Price: £12 (£10 concessions) for individual walks. All four walks £10 per
walk (£8 concessions).
Book at City of Westminster Archives Centre tel: 020 7641 5180

25th Annual Symposium - Society & Religion in Herfordshire
Topics: Romano British Religious Beliefs & Rituals, the Knights Templar,
Baldock during the Refomation, Signs of protentantism in Hertfordshire's
Churches, Nonconformity in Herts.
Date: Saturday 13th November 2004 from 9.15 to 4.30
Cost: £9; £7 for members of HALH. Lunch bookable in advance @ £6
Applications to: John Merrett, 23 Bush Spring, Baldock, Herts. SG7 6QT by
31st Oct
Cheques payable to Baldock Local History Society enclose sae.


OPEN DAY: Talks - Getting started on your family tree, Family History on
the Internet, Using Archives for Family History, Conservation workshop.
Venue: 56 Marshall Street, New Cross, Manchester M4 5FU
Tel: 0161 832 5284; email: website:


Visit to Special Collections at Senate House Library, University of London,
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1 7HU
Date: Wednesday 19th January 2005
Cost: £5 per person (numbers limited to 15)

Applications will be dealt with on 14th November 2004
Apply to Christine Pitman, LAUF, 4 Hanford Cottages, Robinson Road, London
SW17 9DW


Venue: The Women's Library
Date: 13th Nov. 2004 10am - 4 pm
Topic: "Iron Ladies - Women's Lives in London and the records they left
Cost: £25 (£20 for members) includes buffet lunch & refreshments
Cheques (payable to the London Archive Users' forum) to Robin Woolven, Top
House, Campden Lane, Willersley, Broadway, Worcs. WR12 7PG enclose sae
for receipt.
Tel: 01386 852211; email

CORPORATION OF LONDON - Open Evening at Guildhall Library

Displays of items from the Guildhal Library, information on all Corp. of
London Libraries & Guildhall Art Gallery, tours of the Library's storage
Visits to the Library's consevation areas, Bookshop, light refreshments
Date: Wednesday 24th November 2004 from 5.30pm to 7pm
To attend please tel: 020 7332 1866 between 9.30 and 5.00 Mondays to Saturdays
or email:


Medieval manuscripts seminars:
"English Nuns & their books; problems of literacy & language" Thurs 28 Oct
Seng T Lee Centre, Senate House Library @ 5.30 pm
"The Lenten Distribution of Books at Thorney Abbey" Thurs 18 Nov
Room 329/330, Senate House @ 5.30 pm
"Roll or Codex? Fifteenth Century French Genealogical Chronicles" Thurs. 27
Jan 2005
Seng T Lee Centre, Senate House Library @ 5.30 pm
"Proliferating Script Classifications" Thurs 17 Feb 2005
Seng T Lee Centre, Senate House Library @ 5.30 pm
"The Classical Manuscripts of Holkam Hall" Thurs. 3 Mar 2005
Seng T Lee Centre, Senate House Library @ 5.30 pm
"Aspects of the King's Manuscript Collection" Monday 15th November 2004
Room 329/330, Senate House @ 5.30 pm
The Annual Palaeography Lecture Thurs 9th Dec 2004 "Abbot Frowin of
Engelberg & his Books: a Swiss Scriptorium of the 12th century"
Chancellor's Hall, Senate House @ 5.30
"The Arundel Manuscript Collection" Saturday 19 Feb 2005
Room 329/330 , Senate House

If you would like to attend any of the above events contact:
Jon Millington, Centre for Manuscript & Print Studies, Institute of English
Studies, University of London

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Google Search: NaNoBlogMo


Introducing NaNoBlogMo. November 1, 2004 is the first day of the rest
of your life. Na-No-Blog-Mo Blog

National Novel Writing Month - National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo Progress Meter

Viking Novel
so my other blogs will be briefer
I will be unsubscribing from my genealogy groups on rootsweb
2000 words a day is work
National Eisteddfod of Wales: "The National Eisteddfod of Wales is facing a financial crisis and we ask everybody who can to aid us to ensure that Eisteddfod can overcome this precarious state."