Monthly Archives: July 2013

Now

I am not the ‘I’ I was, Nor the ‘I’ I shall become, I am, Now, Present, Only in this moment.

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Civic pride

Ok, we have long since established that while I live in small village in Buckinghamshire, I come from God’s Own County.. I’m  a Yorkshire lass. But you would be forgiven, knowing the concentrated power of having heather in the blood, … Continue reading

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There and back again

I have been in Yorkshire for the best part of the week, to attend a five day course on behalf of the School. It has been odd to have little internet access and even my phone, which is usually a … Continue reading

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Stepping stones

I was thinking about one of my favourite places today, and while for me it is the high moors, there are other things to see in Ilkley. As a child I used to love stepping off the train into the … Continue reading

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Healing

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”  Rumi Every life holds its own heartache. We cannot avoid them, no matter how we try. We cannot hide from them, though we can, and often do, try. Yet still … Continue reading

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Stone and sea

“Stone and sea are deep in life Two unalterable symbols of the world Permanence at rest And permanence in motion Participants in the power that remains” ― Stephen R. Donaldson I thought about those lines a lot over the past … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog XX

  Nope.. they ‘re not kisses after the title.. that’s my twentieth post! You can have kisses if you like…I can manage that, if you don’t mind….I sort of like being a lap dog, even though she says I’m too … Continue reading

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The way home

The landscape folded around us as we left Glastonbury. Attuned as we have become over the past months to seeing the land through fresh eyes, picking out the traces left by our ancestors in the living earth, the stones and … Continue reading

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Sidetracked

Sitting on a bench in Cerne Abbas, watching butterflies and indulging in ice cream whilst leafing through the newly purchased books, we discussed the route home. We could go back the way we had come, take an alternative homeward-bound route, … Continue reading

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More high places

I would not want you to think we had been having a good time. No. Would we? Manfully (or, perhaps, hobbitfully in my case), we have sacrificed ourselves valiantly on the altar of history over the past week… the altars … Continue reading

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