1. Last night the Superior General of the Society of Jesus Father Adolfo Nicolas came to Wimbledon and gave a fascinating and deep talk at the ordinary week-day evening mass. The church was packed. Part of his theme was 'fear not' and he called upon his experiences in Japan and with Los Angeles gangs to illustrate his message.
2. At the end of registering this morning for the London Marathon tomorrow, goody bags containing some Fuller's Ale were provided to entrants, presumably intended to provide us all with some Dutch courage
The juxtaposition of "fear not" and "Dutch courage" appeals to my odd sense of humour.
Thank you to all those who have sponsored my Marathon efforts - there is still time to do so using the link on this site.