The Lizard Awaits!
Thursday, 8 April 2021
It's The End Of The World! (part 3)
Whichever way you turn the map, it doesn't look like a Lizard and, however diligently you attend a Lizard Hunt, you will not find flocks of these green-skinned creatures roaming the fields and coastal cliffs of this part of Cornwall.
We are, as ever, indebted to Wikipedia for an explanation.
The name "Lizard" is most probably a corruption of the Cornish name "Lys Ardh", meaning "high court"; it is purely coincidental that much of the peninsula is composed of serpentinite-bearing rock. The Lizard peninsula's original name may have been the Celtic name "Predannack" ("British one"); during the Iron Age (Pytheas c. 325 BC) and Roman period, Britain was known as Pretannike (in Greek) and as Albion (and Britons the "Pretani").
Pretani - Britain - Bretagne - Breton - Brittany - Briton are all similar words for a warlike tribe of nasty folk - but none of them have any connection with lizards!
Buses to The Lizard have also had a varied history.
Great Western Railway
But L1 (Lizard 1) still appears on the First Kernow network map ...
So, is Mullion the most southerly point served by First Kernow buses, as tweeted with a recent bus stop picture.So the most southern stop is the blue blob, Clifden Court. When Streetview ambled past, it was still showing Truronian as the operator!
But we will mosey on over there in tomorrow's blog and see if we can find Marc Morgan Huws' bus stop.
Paris Tram Opens Tomorrow.
Tram Line 9 runs from Porte de Choisy where it connects with Metro 7 and orbital Tram 3b. It uses reserved track (of course) built on road D5 ...
Tram 9 involves major changes to bus 183 ...
... but you will have to wait until 2025 - at least. Other bus connections include Tvm (Trans Val de Marne) ...
... which fbb has also ridden) and T Zen 5.
... largely on reserved track, which fbb will look at in a subsequent blog.
And Crossrail 2?
Next "End of the World" blog : Friday 9th April
It's Why We Do What We Do
The Resurrection appearances of Jesus were Divinely designed to demonstrate the reality of the events of Easter Sunday. As they challenged people back then, so they challenge us all today. There are, of course, many folk who accept a form of Christian morality and practice but deny the Resurrection of Jesus.
But logic dictates the flaws in such an approach. If Jesus did not rise, then his message and life were one three-year long lie. He is no longer "a good man", he is a deceiver of the cruellest kind. He said that "on the third day" he would rise to life. If he didn't, then that was an apallingly bad message.
But, if he did ...
I came that all who believe in me should have life - life in all its abundance.
For God so love the world that he gave his only son so that all who accept Him shall not die but have eternal Life.
For I am certain that nothing can separate us from God's love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below - there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Jesus drew near and said to them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”
It is why we do what we do!
The Bible quotes are from John's Gospel, Paul's letter to the Romans and the very end of Matthew's Gospel.
P.S. - - - That's Easter!