Category Archives: Heart of Albion

A Thousand Miles of History XXXXVII: Somewhere old, something new…

Instead of driving to the Red Lion as is our ‘tradition’ when coming back from these research trips via Avebury, we decided, for a change, to stop at the pub on the outskirts of the great monument. There was no … Continue reading

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Time Slip… Stuart France

…Dusk falls quickly as the mists in autumn and here in the sheltered valley the light is fading. The thin grass is wet and dew-cold as they alight from their ponies, setting them to graze and drink from the wide, … Continue reading

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An unexpected guide

The hill was barely visible through the sudden mist that had descended to shroud the morning, a hill we needed to climb. There was, though, no sign of a path by which to reach it…and no-one in this wild landscape … Continue reading

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Find the path…

Picture the scene… two o’clock in the morning… a half empty wine bottle on the table… the dog snoring on the sofa, her ball forgotten for a little while… and my companion picks up the book and begins to read … Continue reading

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When a thousand years is but a breath…

After several days away from the keyboard, I am back and beginning the long process of catching up. Even after some seriously severe pruning, the inboxes are blossoming and the emails seem to be setting seed and cross pollinating quicker … Continue reading

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Mistletoe

This picture was taken in early spring last year, just as the world began to warm itself in the pale sunlight. The place was Pilton, a little village near Glastonbury with a legendary history as big as a heart. It … Continue reading

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Meeting a friend…

I was conscious that my profile pic, fixed and recognisable as it is across various sites and book covers, is a couple of years old. The hair is no longer blazing red and now curls to my shoulders in its … Continue reading

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Little gems – Ibstone

I’m grounded. The car, minus its MOT, sits forlornly on the drive awaiting its appointment at the garage first thing on Monday. I am limited to where I can go with rural transport and I am severely missing my wheels. … Continue reading

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Déjà vu?

We had been here before. There was both a sense of continuity and unreality as we stood looking out over the valley. No, I am not describing some mystical experience. We’d been here the day before… and on a couple … Continue reading

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Here we go again…

So it was midnight; the dog had hoofed all the cushions off the sofa to build a nest, burrowed beneath them, probably in disgust at the continuous tapping of the keyboard. Another forgotten cup of coffee had gone cold beside … Continue reading

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