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Chanteater…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
* It was probably foolish, I know… * * But I took a liking to this ‘little lady’. * * Who, if the board is correct, could have been supporting the capstone’s weight  for over six thousand years. * * Which is some feat, as you can probably see… * * We call it stone technology and we have…

Of Ash and Seed – Contrasts

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
It had been forty years since I last crossed the Menai Strait to the Isle of Anglesey and beyond, to the Holy Isle. I had fallen in love with the place back then and my memory has painted the island in the colours of summer, garlanded with wildflowers and encircled by a turquoise sea. But this…

Madness…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
We left early and took a route that avoided all cities and motorways. It allowed the inevitable squeaks of delight from the driver’s seat to start early as we crossed the Pennines with the peak of Wildboarclough in the distance, heading towards the Silent Eye’s winter walk and talk weekend. The official story of the weekend…

Moon over Venus – Part One

Four hundred steps… six hundred million years… It’s a lot, especially when they descend one of the steepest cliffs in Britain. But it’s worth it. To travel through the known geological history of the Earth in the few minutes it takes to hum ‘Morning has broken’ is a soul-warming experience; and nor is the song out of place when you’re experiencing one of the … Read More Moon over Venus – Part One

#Silenti – A Rose Beyond Violence, part three

  Imagine two men: one a lone traveller in a desert, the other a city dweller, a successful man, rising through the ranks of business, destined for greatness. The first man has only a light backpack, resting on shoulders that would be sunburnt but for the reflective, white muslin shirt that both protects the skin and allows his sweat to evaporate from its hot … Read More #Silenti – A Rose Beyond Violence, part three

Wild thing…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
* If you like… * * Your cool… * * Old, Old Skool… * *  Check out… * * Long Meg’s ‘Tatts’. * * Oh yeah…

Milling around…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
By the time we had found the little lane that would lead to the place we were staying for the night, the light had almost gone. Not quite… for which I was thankful, because, yet again, we found ourselves looking for an inn lost in the middle of nowhere. For once, though, it was easily found…

Written in stone

Some of them…

That holiday feeling…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
The last vestiges of autumn’s glory still clings to the trees, pale gold and copper against the damp-blackened bark and vivid green of the English countryside. The stone-built cottages, many of them still roofed with ancient slabs of sandstone, or the dark grey slate that echoes November skies, look warm and cosy with their lights casting…

Hoo-ray, Hoo-ray…

Castlerigg – a mystery in stone

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
The squeaking continued pretty much all the way, as we drove through the Yorkshire Dales, through the northern Edge of Lancashire and finally into Cumbria.  The landscape here is amazing in any weather, but with the snow laying thick on the hills and the colours of autumn below the snowline, it is simply breathtaking. We were…

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