Ruislip is about the same distance WNW from Central London as Blackfen is ESE. It even seems to have a similar suburban look and feel.
I was asked to speak last night on "Civil Partnerships: an alternative to marriage?" This is an important issue, I feel, and one that the Church needs to respond to. I want to do some more work on this piece before publishing it. (Given the pile of stuff on my desk at the moment, don't hold your breath.)
There was a good large audience and some interesting questions. Fr Mark Vickers has done a great job in organising a series of talks related to the teaching of Pope John Paul II in Evangelium Vitae.