Category Archives: Ancestors

Ambushed by Stone…

* Not content with capturing one rather large stone circle, under rapidly darkening skies, we set off in pursuit of another. Which was a mistake. For one thing, we got lost… * * And then we ran into this motley … Continue reading

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Rock music ~ the sound of prehistory

Way back when the world was warm and the sun remembered to shine, our friend, Gary Vasey, came over from the Czech Republic for a weekend. It was to be our second meeting in the going-on-fifteen-years that we have been … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Sidetracked and gobsmacked

We had chosen to take a very long route home for one simple reason… there was something we wanted to see that was never going to be on our way to anywhere. So the possible three hour journey took us … Continue reading

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North-easterly VII: A final grace

“…Manifest thy light for my regeneration, and let the breadth, height, fullness and crown of the solar radiance appear, and may the within shine forth!” Abbe de Villars, ‘The Comte de Gabalis’ “We’ve just got to the top of the … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Jones II

If I thought the first part of the adventure had taken ages, the next bit seemed to take even longer. She says it didn’t, and that I was just getting a bit excited… but I don’t know so much. The … Continue reading

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…Everlasting to Everlasting… Stuart France

* Euhemerism: an ideology that humanises the gods…? * Euhemerus of Messene was a widely travelled man. He wrote a travel book in which he described his visit to an island called Panchaia in the Indian Ocean. In the island’s … Continue reading

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Heart and Stone… Stuart France

* Long after the tourists, On their metal way, Have come and gone, From Castle Keep… * Continue reading at The Silent Eye

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North-easterly: Sidetracked by stones

As the tides would not allow us to cross to Holy Island before eleven, three of us were on the road early to visit a stone circle. It had been a late decision… very late, in fact, but as Gary … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Sidetracked by saints

Few churches named after a saint have a historical claim to have been built by their namesake, but St Aidan’s church in Bamburgh is one of the few who have that right. The original church here was founded by St … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Forgotten stories

Once more we found ourselves gravitating towards the tower of an ancient church. As we were meeting in Bamburgh, it seemed only right that we pay our respects here. It may seem a little odd that although we are not … Continue reading

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