Category Archives: adventure

Perfect symbols

       “Not necessarily these days, what do think it means?”       “It’s the observer and the observed. They’re the observer. We’re the observed”       “Don’t be absurd.”       I motion out of the roof window where three Red Kites are … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, albion, Birds, Books, Don and Wen, flight, Photography, Stuart France and Sue Vincent, symbolism | Tagged , , , , , | 52 Comments

Notes from a Small Dog: Walking the two-legses

I have no idea why she thought she had to take the picture of us with the sign that mentions ‘animals on the road’… but she seemed happy enough to be out with the camera, so I let it pass. … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, Dogs, Life, Photography | Tagged , , , , , | 82 Comments

Dreaming Stones: Drawing in the threads…

I turned the car down a narrow lane to greet Long Meg and her Daughters.  Leaving Kirkoswald church, we had taken the route we have travelled so often towards Penrith. We had driven up and down this road, backwards and … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, albion, Ancestors, Ancient sites, Books, Don and Wen, france and vincent, mystery, Photography, Stuart France and Sue Vincent | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Dreaming Stones: Filling the cup…

We pushed open the door to St Oswald’s church. It is still with a feeling of anticipation that we cross the threshold of these ancient places of worship. Churches that look incredible from outside have sometimes been so unsympathetically restored … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, albion, Ancient sites, Churches, Don and Wen, france and vincent, Photography, Stuart France and Sue Vincent | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Time Frame…

‘The concept of ‘darkness’ was revealing. It is where light ends. But I also realised that darkness is not the absence of light but the antithesis of light. In other words, they are aspects of each other. Light and dark … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, albion, Ancient sites, Books, Don and Wen, france and vincent, Stuart France | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dreaming Stones: From the depths…

We could see, as soon as we passed through the gate, that the church in Kirkoswald was going to be a good one. The village itself bears its name… Oswald’s church… and the dedication was given because the body of … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, albion, Ancestors, Ancient sites, Churches, Don and Wen, france and vincent, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Nick of Time…

* …On our way back through Little Kimble, we pass St. Nicks of Ellesborough. There are banners and notices outside the churchyard proclaiming that tomorrow the church and its tower will be open to the public and that for a … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, albion, Ancient sites, Don and Wen, france and vincent, Stuart France | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dreaming Stones: Finding the way…

I don’t mind driving on motorways… but they are never my first choice of road. While they do… as long as there are no hold-ups… get you from A to B fast, they do not allow for adventures. You cannot … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, albion, Ancient sites, Churches, Don and Wen, france and vincent, Photography | Tagged , , , , | 23 Comments

Dreaming Stones: Hitting the wall…

After the odd meeting  with the woman at the pub, we now felt we had to visit Hadrian’s Wall. It had been on my mind for a while, for some reason, and had cropped up a lot in odd places … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, albion, Ancestors, Ancient sites, Don and Wen, france and vincent | Tagged , , , , , , | 59 Comments

Dreaming Stones: Pause for thought?

With its new tyre, the car was flying south, but, after the marathon drive of the day before, we had decided that a brief stop every couple of hours, to stretch legs and refresh minds, would be a good idea. … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, albion, Ancient sites, Churches, Don and Wen, france and vincent | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments