December 3rd, 2009

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BBC News - Repairing the nation's cathedrals

The bad news is that six cathedrals - Canterbury, York, Salisbury, Winchester, Chichester and Lincoln - still need almost £60m between them over the next 10 years. But English Heritage has been forced by a government funding squeeze to scrap a scheme which guaranteed £3m a year for cathedral repairs.


BBC News - Repairing the nation's cathedrals

I went to York University in the late 80s and the cathedral was covered in scaffolding then, both for repairs to the Rose Window and for this type of stonework. It is so sad that our government does not see the preservation of amazing architecture like this as important enough so that they cut the funding.

The programme should see the repair teams get round the whole of the exterior of the building in the course of a century - the custodians of Britain's great cathedrals tend to take the long view.
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Promised post of Twi-dark links

Further to my earlier post about the Twilight franchise (henceforth known as Twi-dark), here are some links that I have collected that were referenced in other posts I have already linked to (or comments on my last post about this) and that you may or may not find interesting in that context. Just links. No names or commentary. Have at them!

http://chud.com/articles/articles/21684/1/THE-DEVIN039S-ADVOCATE-WHY-BREAKING-DAWN-MUST-BE-MADE-INTO-A-MOVIE/Page1.html

http://scottalanmendelson.blogspot.com/2009/11/if-bella-is-terrible-role-model-then-so.html

http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2009/11/24/twilight-and-abusive-relationships/#more-6280

http://stoney321.livejournal.com/317176.html - this one had me ROFLMAO in sparkly stitches!
ETA: There are actually five posts in this series: "Book One, Book Two, Book Three and Book Four. There's also a drinking game bingo card."


http://jezebel.com/5415325/twilights-hero-is-abusive-which-makes-him-all-the-more-romantic?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+jezebel%2Ffull+%28Jezebel%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

http://glvalentine.livejournal.com/237507.html

http://draculahatestwilight.com/

ETA2: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2009/11/20quatro.html


P.S. I realised that I bought an eReader version of Twilight (book I) last year but had not read it. I cannot remember if I tried to read it and gave up or never bothered to read it. In an attempt to address my concerns that I am criticising books and films that I have not read or watched, I am going to try to attempt to read it. It is on my iPhone. Wish me luck!

ETA3: Links from the comments below and subsequently linked links:
http://markreadstwilight.buzznet.com/user/journal/4398741/mark-panasonicyouth-will-read-entire/

http://community.livejournal.com/m15m/21825.html

http://www.twilightguy.com/
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