A blog is designed to be read… and until it is, the words are no more than words; they take flight in the imagination or the writer, but once on the page, they remain silent until awakened by a reader. It is in this act of reading that the writer’s words come to life and both reader and writer share an experience.
Amongst the things I most enjoy writing about are the places we visit. Whether it is an ancient site that bears the traces of our ancestors, thousands of years old, a historic building or a simple wood in springtime… I want to share them all. I cannot take you all with me in person…not unless you join us for a workshop!.. but I do my best to share the experience.
Below are links to ten of the most viewed visits this year. Surprisingly, some of them were written and posted a couple of years ago:
Going to waste… A stone circle on a landfill site.
West Wycombe and the Hellfire Caves Magic, mystery and the infamous Hellfire Club.
The Singing Stones of Duddo… A four-thousand year old stone circle in Northumberland.
Garnering gold… Autumn on Aldeley Edge, the setting for AlanGarner’s classic books.
Silbury Hill, Avebury The enigma of a giant, man-made mound.
The church in the fields The medieval church of Lillingstone Dayrell.
The ghost of a castle A ruined castle in the Derbyshire hills.
In the bluebell wood The beauty of an English spring.
Circles within circles Balnuaran Of Clava, the Clava Cairns.
Art in the Courtyard A glimpse of Glastonbury.
To everyone who has joined us on our travels this year…