Thursday, January 24, 2008

Out of office...

Oh the irony...on the day that Hain resigned it was brought to my attention that there seems to be a pattern: look HERE and, in another time and another administration, HERE...and that's not the best bit: looking at my Saints calendar here in Catalonia it appears that today, 24th January, is the day of San Francesc; looking to the Catholic Saints and Angels list (as you do) of the half dozen or so saints on this day there is only one St. Francis who's feast day is today: Saint Francis de Sales (b: 1567 d: 1622) ...by sheer and ironic coincidence look what he he is Patron Saint of...[Link]

8 comments:

Six Years Late said...

Damn I thought it was going to be patron saint of work and pensions.

Span said...

haha, well that would have worked too but I thought it appropriate after the media hounding (deservéd)of all those involved that the recurring resignations happened on 'their' day.

Gavin Corder said...

Very good sleuthing, sir, although I sometimes wonder whether you have enough to do... ;-)

The Great Gildersleeve said...

Well, I have to deal with you know who's department. And his ideas.

What I'd like to say(one day I may)

Span Ows said...

Gavin...indeed! Too much time...

:-)

Gildy, come on, spill the beans...you're sure to get a small fortune from one tabloid or other.

The Great Gildersleeve said...

I may send a pm in a day or two...so keep checking Gavin's Board.

But though some people dislike the Daily Mail I found an amusing article but I've forgotten how to post links in a comments section.

So I may add that to the PM too...

I'll give you an e-mail addy too.

Paul said...

24 January 1679 was a good day for parliament as well. I tried the link but it didn't work but I did some sleuthing to find out about St.Francis.

Span Ows said...

Indeed ...the Merrie Monarch...

The link should open; it has a pop-up window so maybe it doesn't open if you refuse all pop-ups.