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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri September 25th, 2009, 1:58 am

The Chat Gods have heard me and Clive Owen will finally be on Ellen for the first time! YEAH!

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Fri September 25th, 2009, 9:46 am

TGIF. OMG I am soooooooo tired. I think I may sleep my entire Saturday away.
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Postby Nefret » Sat September 26th, 2009, 4:10 am

It's payday. :D And had a nice talk with somebody.

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Ken
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Postby Ken » Sat September 26th, 2009, 8:02 am

A Welsh mountain ‘Carnedd Uchaf’ will be renamed in a ceremony today ‘Carnedd Gwenllian,’ in honour of Wales’s ‘lost princess.’ The Ordnance Survey, Britain’s national cartographic agency will change its maps to reflect the change.

Gwenllian was the daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and Eleanor (de Montfort). Her mother died in 1282 while giving birth to her and her father was killed in battle later the same year. Gwenllian aged 2 months, was snatched from her guardians and held at the abbey of Sempringham, Lincolnshire, where she lived out the rest of her life, dying at the age of 54 in 1336.

Carnedd Gwenllian will join other carneddu in the royal circle: Carnedd Llywelyn, named after her father and lying less that 2 miles to the south, and Carnedd Dafydd, which bears the name of Llywelyn’s brother, whom Edward 1 had hung, drawn and quartered. The mountain bearing the name of her mother, Yr Elen, completes the family group.

The renaming is the result of a campaign by the Princess Gwenllian Society, so often mentioned by Sharon Kay Penman

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Postby annis » Sat September 26th, 2009, 8:22 pm

That is good news, Ken. What a sad story, though I guess if Gwellian never knew any other life she may not have seen it the way we do.

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Postby Divia » Sat September 26th, 2009, 11:33 pm

worked outside today and got a few things done. I dunno if its the best thing in the world, but I felt productive, and tahts a good thing :)
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Ken
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Postby Ken » Sun September 27th, 2009, 8:02 am

"annis" wrote:That is good news, Ken. What a sad story, though I guess if Gwellian never knew any other life she may not have seen it the way we do.


Yes it is a sad story! This extract from Wilipedia - 'Only once in records was Gwenllian's royal rank ever acknowledged. When writing to the Pope, attempting to secure more money for the Sempringham priory from the Church, the English King (her cousin Edward 1) noted that "...herein is kept the Princess of Wales, whom we have to maintain." It is difficult to know whether Gwenllian herself ever truly understood her status or importance; what is known is that no one ever taught her how to spell her own name. Possibly the English nuns had no idea themselves. Records show the princess writing her name alternately as "Wencilane" and "Wentliane."

There is Memorial to Princess Gwenllian at Sempringham. Edward III of England, Edward I's grandson, endowed Gwenllian with a pension of £20 per year, the sum simply needed to pay the priory for her board and lodgings. Her death was recorded by the priory's chronicler Piers Langtoft.

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Postby EC2 » Sun September 27th, 2009, 8:45 pm

I suppose it's the best thing all weekend, not just today. I've been away at the British Dowser's Conference at Cirencester Agricultural college. Beautiful scenery and the nicest people I have ever met. Plus a professor of physicis who is doing detailed scientific research into the same work that self and Alison do, and says we are 'pioneers' and spot on. Also learned loads of fascinating things about electro-magnetic stress (too much electricity and signals and waves in one's life) and what to do about it, and had a fun time learning to use dowsing rods. I felt just as if I was a Hogwarts it was so magical.

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Postby michellemoran » Sun September 27th, 2009, 9:53 pm

Also learned loads of fascinating things about electro-magnetic stress (too much electricity and signals and waves in one's life) and what to do about it, and had a fun time learning to use dowsing rods. I felt just as if I was a Hogwarts it was so magical.


Wish I could have been there. Sounds fascinating!
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon September 28th, 2009, 4:15 pm

EC that's fascinating! I've been saying for years that too much exposure to electricity must be causing problems for people.


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