Cathryn's Project

Collected posts: primarily as a resource that I can look back on from years far in the future
by Cathryn Butler
Created on 21 Jul 2016

While, at the moment, this is a test project, I'm intending that it grows into a collection, albeit probably eclectic, of my posts, rather in the manner of a virtual scrapbook.  Don't expect anything deep and meaningful.  Do expect cricket, colour, cinema, some cooking, and - in time - some handcrafted cards.  Plus occasional references to gin and giraffes.



Thu, 07/21/2016 to Tue, 12/31/2019


The dates, from 1987, when the "12" gained entry to the club
15 Jun 2016 at 09:04 by Cathryn Butler
England cricket captain, Alastair Cook, becomes the first Englishman to reach the landmark of 10,000 Test Match runs .... the youngest player to achieve this .... and only the twelfth man ever.
21 Apr. 2016 by Cathryn Butler
An attempt to diffuse some little frustrations at not being able (yet, I remain positive) to upload an acceptable cover image.
21 Jun. 2016 by Cathryn Butler
The annual international day to celebrate the long-legged and long-necked wonder of the animal kingdom
29 Apr. 2016 by Cathryn Butler
The first day of the cricket season, especially the first day of the first home match of the season, is A Big Thing for those of us who respond to the calling of leather on willow. But the whims of the weather gods can make such a difference to the spectator experience.
24 May. 2016 by Cathryn Butler
Incredible though it seems, this week marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the release of the film "Thelma and Louise". While some might label it a chick-flick, and if, so, it must be the epitome of the genre, for others that's too simplistic and undermines its great significance for them.
17 Dec. 2016 by Cathryn Butler
Christmas Day 1851: French-born, London chef, Alexis Benoit Soyer, provides a veritable feast for 22,500 of London's paupers
13 Dec. 2016 by Cathryn Butler
The Shipping Forecast is an integral part of Radio 4's daily output: for some it's poetry; others an unwelcome interruption. It soothes and lulls some to sleep. But for those whose living is earned at sea, it's integral, essential and, at times, life-saving. A part of British tradition, no doubt - but that hasn't stopped some having fun with it: pushing the boundaries of a National Treasure