Category Archives: England

Little gems – All Saints, Burton Dassett I

Frankly, this is another where I don’t know where to begin. I suppose I ought to begin at the beginning. Monday I was back from the north, Tuesday I was driving northwards again… not as far this time, just an … Continue reading

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Little gems – Burton Dassett Hills

Six years ago, when we could still travel the land and explore wonderful old places, friends came over from the US and we spent a day in the hills. It is a strange place… and I have since learned of … Continue reading

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A country church

If the only way I can get out and play at the moment is to revisit old haunts, then so be it, Four years ago, I stumbled across a little gem of a church… very unexpectedly… For once, I had … Continue reading

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Heart of Albion: Triad of Albion, Book Two ~ Stuart France and Sue Vincent

He scared them. He knew things. He was Fey… He had talked to the soldier. They had come from far away, marching across the hill with their sharp swords and short kilts, shiny metal at their breast and sun dark … Continue reading

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North-easterly: In Face of History

We could hardly spend so much time in the churchyard at Rudston without visiting the church. While the Monolith alone was worth the long detour from our route home,  we were quite interested to see what kind of place had … 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: Waylaid by Wyverns

We didn’t have to go back the long way, but we did. My companion, knowing full well that the moors of North Yorkshire would be calling, and responding to squeaks from the driver’s seat as the hills came into view, … Continue reading

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The Horns of the Dancers ~ Abbots Bromley ~ from the archives…

Given a lousy headache and dodgy vision from the over-inflated flesh, I was glad to come across this old post. With the fallout from COVID keeping churches closed to visitors, and preventing many of our most ancient and mysterious traditions … Continue reading

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Magical mornings

It was a luminous dawn, the world blanketed in a thick cocoon of frost against the darkness and silence of a newborn morning. The sun rose, pale and gold, strewing a million diamonds on the tarmac path; setting a fire … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – Day 3: Mud and Earthworks

We left Chester in search of lunch… oh yes, that had only been the morning, but what a morning! A wonderful start to our holiday research trip and in perfect weather too, which was a bit of a relief. I … Continue reading

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