Monthly Archives: September 2015

Rooted in the Land – Home from Holme

We headed for Buxton, passing through the town with its mixture of architectural styles reflecting its rise to popularity as a spa. The waters of Buxton have been thought to have curative properties since at least the time of the … Continue reading

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Upfront

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SOMETIMES THE ODDEST THINGS HAPPEN IN LIFE!

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The conversation went something akin to this! “Have you ever thought of putting a collection of poems together as a book Mike?”  “Occasionally young Rachel…it would be a splendid thing indeed to be…

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More Than Best Friends – BOOK REVIEW

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Rating: 5/5 stars Suitable for Fans of: Short stories, dogs Review: The answer is easy, when life seems a muddle She’s there with her head on your knee for a cuddle. A collaboration between authors, More…

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Forget-me-not

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Image Source As I pulled the book from the shelf and opened it, a flower fell from between its pages. Its colour gone, its petals so fragile they cracked and crumbled as I caught…

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Harvest of Being 2015: Ilkley Moor…

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XXIV THE LION’S SHARE “Tell me,” said Joshua, “why is that person carrying a lamb to the city ?” Judas Thomas said, “so that he may kill it and eat it.” Joshua said, “whoever…

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Rooted in the Land – tombs and stained glass.

We’d driven a fair way, skirting Birmingham and every other town we could reasonably avoid. The English countryside, no matter where you go, is beautiful and I don’t think I could ever get bored driving its lanes. Now, though, we … Continue reading

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Trust

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Rooted in the Land – Cast iron and pasties

The sign for Ironbridge had confirmed it… I was right to make the engineering connection with Telford after all. Even though I had been half convinced I was confusing it with Thomas Telford, the civil engineer and architect. As we … Continue reading

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Blood moon

If you stand in a field and look up, far from the lights of the city streets, there are a billion stars and a single great orb that appears to radiate a clear, white light. If you breathe in the … Continue reading

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