Archive | December 24, 2019

The Absolutely DIVINE “Carols From King’s 2019” (As In “King’s College”, Cambridge) Is Now On BritBox.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘BritBox’. Alas, you need a subscription.


This is the MOST exquisite of Christmas carols. Trust me on this.

THE BEST. Unparalleled. You have to listen …. (watching isn’t as important).

Just get BritBox for a month, JUST for this.

You will THANK ME for this recommendation.


From a prior year, on YouTube, for FREE.


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by Anura Guruge

The 2019 Chocolate Advent Calendar #1 Is Done, Dusted & Was In The Trash!

by Anura Guruge


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I guess Christmas must be around the corner. I found this in the trash — unceremoniously thrown away, crushed and all. Guess it is DONE. All 24 chocolates consumed.

The other two 2019 Advent Calendars fare better in that they are not edible.

She will put away the 2019 Lego calendar with care to add to the 5 sets from prior years. Then she will bring it out next year — and I have already been told that she wants a Lego 2020 Advent calendar. I will keep you posted.

Merry Christmas.


The 2019 Advent Calendars.


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by Anura Guruge

A ‘Christmas Eve’ Greeting From A Snowy, Alton, New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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I also share this with YOU (especially for those that have never heard “Christmas at King’s” before.

To I, having had the pleasure & honor of growing up in Britain, “Christmas at King’s” epitomized Christmas.

I was lucky to hear for of the 2019 Festival, on NPR, this morning, during my walk. Made my day.

So, I share with you, with great pleasure.


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by Anura Guruge

What Has Happened Or What Will Happen To Betelgeuse (In Orion) — When It Is 700 Light-Years Away.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access U.K. “Daily Mail” article.


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betelgeuse


As soon as I saw the headline in the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ I knew it was going to be amusing. To be fair, and to their credit, they did make a decent enough fist of trying to explain the ‘dilemma’.

And what is that ‘dilemma’. When we are talking about stars, including our own Sun, we have to factor in the delay it takes for light from it to reach us. In the case of the Sun it takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds. Has to do with the enormous distances involved and the speed of light (which, though very fast, is only ‘that’ fast). So, if something was to happen to the Sun it would be 8 minutes and 20 seconds before we saw anything. Just the laws of physics.

Betelgeuse is ~640 light years away. That means it takes light from Betelgeuse ~640 years to arrive to us, on Earth.

So, we are seeing Betelgeuse as it was ~640 years ago!

Think about that.

When looking at stars we are always looking way back … into history.

We just have NO, NO, NO WAY of knowing what is happening at Betelgeuse right now.

All we see is what happened ~640 years ago.

So, it is difficult to write about ‘future’ events involving stars. The event might have already happened! We just don’t know.

That is the problem with this article. Betelgeuse could have already exploded — without us knowing.

Think about it. It is cool. SMILE.


P.S., All the stars that make up Orion are not the same distance away from us!

Betelgeuse is much closer than most of the others in that constellation! Something else to think about.

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