Category Archives: france and vincent

Ol’ Bill’s Mate…

* …”Providing for your future is no throwaway gag,” said Bill’s mate, slipping his arm through mine. I can still feel the soft twill of his well pressed jacket warming my bare flesh. “It’s a serious affair,” Bill did likewise … Continue reading

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Dragon-lines

* Eight dragons watch the landscape, gazing out across the land To where the lines originate and guarding where they stand An ancient story carved in stone depicts old myths and new To show that though the story shifts, its … Continue reading

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Valet…

* …Monsieur Phillipe Montgomery laid aside his goose feather quill. It made an art of his writing. It made a rite of his practise of that art. Besides which it happened to be the instrument with which he had first … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Imaginary Isles…

Dear Wen, ‘I don’t know. I wasn’t there…It’s impossible to say…’ Well, not having been invited to Ashbourne of course… The bell clapper sounding hollowly is an analogy of a lost soul… The bell or the ‘silent shell’ is the … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Imaginary Isles…

Dear Don, It was an interesting weekend with the research. The south transept window from Ashbourne has opened a whole set of mysteries to track down and so far I’ve only got a little way in. I enlisted the help … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Dorcas…

Dear Wen, ‘O Great Seer, pray turn a page and read to us from the Dread Book of Assassinations…’ Just a pity we will not be able to quote from it in any of  the books! The pigeon made you … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Dorcas…

Dear Don , Well, we may have thought we’ve done little more than assimilate and read from the fabled Book this weekend, but over 1500 pictures say otherwise… I’d lost track of half of what we’ve managed to do till … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Wednesbury…

Dear Don, Still cross-eyed from the editing but Doomsday should be ready for off by August as we planned. I can’t believe how much stuff there is in there… or how much more we have already for Dark Sage! All … Continue reading

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Found Mounds: the Call of Albion…

* ‘…Maybe it is because it is our third visit or maybe it is because there are three of us, or maybe we had to work out the St Andrew thing before we were allowed to ascend, who knows? Whatever … Continue reading

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Papal Bull…

Celtic Saint instrumental in the Eucharist of Fish and Loaves?… * The Venerable Bede recorded in his Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, a copy of the letter written in 601AD which Pope Gregory sent to Abbot Mellitus, who was part of … Continue reading

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