Good Friday? What’s So Good About It?

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In a typical Life of Brian moment, I heared someone say ” Whats so good about it?” Which is a fair question, I mean its meant to be the day that Jesus Christ, our so called Lord and Saviour was murdered for daring to suggest that people don’t treat each other like crap. So with that in mind, maybe it should be called “Awful Friday” or “Really Pretty Shit Friday”.

Bearing that in mind, some sources actually suggest that it isn’t actually Good Friday at all, this is just a natural mutation of God’s Friday. Other sources claim that good is a greeting meaning holy, in the way that people say “goodtide” at Christmas. According to the Baltimore Catechism which was one of the most Catholic school texts in the US up until the 1960s, Good Friday is good because Christ “showed His great love for man, and purchased for him every blessing” which is certainly a nice thought.

But I think that it really is one of those mysteries that is lost to time.

Good Wednesday?

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Jesus was meant to have been crucified on the Friday, and then slept it off for a day and then woke up at some point on the Sunday, am I right? Apparently not? What blasphemy is this you say? Well its the blasphemy of the gospel according to Matthew (Chapter 12 verses 38-40)

“38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee. 39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet: 40 for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”

So if we assume that Jesus did actually arise from the tomb on the Sunday,  that would mean that he was in there all day and night Saturday, Friday and Thursday? Which Means that Jesus would have had to have been crucified on the Wednesday. Which also means that, had they existed then, the 12 disciples could have gone to Wetherspoon’s for a Steak Club as the last supper. ?


Schools Coral Festival

Tonight in my dual role as a member of Cwmbran Council, and Consort to the Mayor of Torfaen I attended Cwmbran Council’s Primary Schools Choral Festival

It was a lovely evening, and all the children taking part did really well, I know how nerve wracking it can be to get up in front of a whole room full of adults, and I’m almost thirty, so it must be even more difficult for the under 11’s that make up Cwmbran’s Primary Schools.

My Life According To Frank Sinatra

Using only song names from one artist, answer these questions.

Pick your Artist: 
Frank Sinatra

Are you a male or female? 
Old Man River

Describe yourself: 
Too Marvelous For Words

How do you feel?
Somethings Gotta Give

Describe where you currently live? 
New York, New York

If you could go anywhere, where would you go? 
Fly Me To The Moon

Your favourite form of transportation?

Your best friend is?
Mack The Knife

What’s the weather like?
A Foggy Day In London Town

Favourite time of day?
Night And Day

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called?
There is no business like show business

What is life to you?
That’s Life

Your fear?:
It Had To Be You

What is the best advice you have to give?

Thought for the Day:
It was A very Good Year

How I would like to die? 

My motto?
Please Be Kind

Generation Games Exhibit

Today I attended the opening of the Generation Games Exhibit at Pontypool Museum.


The exhibit features every games console released in the UK from the early 1970’s until the present day, and is a fantastic exhibit that as many people as possible should attend, if only to relive their child hoods.

Marianna and I Playing Pong On The Binatone TV Master (1976)

I still cant believe how difficult some of the old games were (I swear I was never that bad at Super Mario World). It was also really cool to see how gaming has evolved from the 1970’s and 80’s, right through my childhood to the current day.

Mayor Of Torfaen Jessica Powell, Myself, Minister For Culture Dafydd Elis Thomas AM, Nick Thomas Symonds MP, Museum Chair Ivor Davies

The opening itself was very well attended by a whole host of civic dignitaries, including the Minister For Culture. But I’m serious if you get the chance head to Pontypool Museum to check this exhibit out.

How To Tie A Cravat


This was something that I wasn’t a hundred percent sure of until I actually started wearing a cravat on a regular basis.

I will point out that it helps (and also looks pretty cool) if you use some form of stick pin to hold the cravat in place, and also to add that little touch of decoration that a plain solid colour cravat may desperately need.