Category Archives: Life, Love and Laughter

Songs of a bard….

I love the old stories, the legends and lays of ancient times when the world, from our vantage point, seemed both a more innocent and more magical place, where the impossible walked hand in hand with the improbable and where … Continue reading

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Calling

I whispered your name to the Universe Silent echoes, butterflies on the wind, Calling you to me. Only in softness, gentle as snowflakes, Fragile and transient Will the voiceless speak. Yet into the silence your name flutters, Hawk’s feather falling … Continue reading

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Love recalled

I’m tired this morning. I didn’t sleep much and spent most of the night tossing and turning. When I did doze, I spent the time watching those I love wander across the screen of dreams. Though that is not quite … Continue reading

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Turning

Snowflakes of memory fall Kissing the gentle night, Melting on my skin In the moonlight. I remember winter, Sunlight on frozen hills When I sought summer In the pale eyes of spring, And found the gold of autumn Waiting in … Continue reading

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Sundown

It had been a long, arduous day after a short night. For the second time yesterday, I turned the car homewards from my son’s place. Only to be met by the road closure that meant yet another detour, cross country … Continue reading

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The way home

From the archives: We had set off for Dorset the day before… way back in 2013… and had inexplicably ended up in Glastonbury. There was, after all, only one way we would choose to go home from there… and that … Continue reading

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Sidetracked

  From the archives: What was supposed to be a quick, two day ‘raid’ on Dorset, back in 2013, somehow expanded, as our travels seem to do, to include a few other places… like Somerset. And eventually, Wiltshire… Sitting on … Continue reading

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More high places

From the archives: The second day of our flying visit to Dorset in 2013… I would not want you to think we had been having a good time. No. Would we? Manfully (or, perhaps, hobbitfully in my case), we have … Continue reading

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In the high places

A post from the archives: Before the virus pinned us all down in our own homes, we were supposed to be going to Scotland for a long-awaited holiday. It isn’t the first time that a trip north of the border … Continue reading

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Fragments of history

Over the past month or so, we have been revisiting places in my local area in preparation for the April workshop we will be running here. There are so many wonderful sites that we would love to include, but time … Continue reading

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