Category Archives: Solstice of the Moon

Solstice of the Moon: A last adventure

It is not every day that you can go on a real adventure to see a genuine, bona fide mystery, but that is exactly what we were going to do on the last day of our trip. We had been … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Colours of faith

We were up early next morning and were cheerful about an email we’d had, telling us that the friends we had found over breakfast on our first morning in Scotland would be joining us for the December workshop in Derbyshire.  … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Desormais…

Desormais…henceforth…that is the motto over the gatehouse at Skipton Castle. It was probably the first word of French that I learned as a child and almost certainly the first I remember seeing written… even though it is written in stone.  … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Pure magic

“!!!” The distinctive smell of tortured gears wafted into the car. It was not surprising. The lane we had chosen after the road closure, was not only so narrow we could not have passed an oncoming rabbit, it was also … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Halfway to paradise…

The misty morning had turned into the most glorious autumn day as we left Glen Lyon and headed towards Loch Tay. We wanted to try and get a shot of the crannog that has been built on the lake at … Continue reading

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Maiden Mother Crone, Part 8 – Farewell by Helen Jones

Reblogged from Journey to Ambeth: So this was it. The final stop on my weekend with the Silent Eye, not far from where it had begun for me, two days earlier. We were very close to Aberdeen airport, but, other … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Frustration…

Sir Walter Scott called it the “…longest, loneliest and loveliest glen in Scotland…”, but to me, our all-too-brief foray into the outer reaches of Glen Lyon were pure frustration. It has absolutely everything you could possibly imagine or want in … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Fragments of history

Outside the porch of the kirk at Fortingall stands an ancient font. Local legend states that Coeddi himself may have used it to baptise some of the first Christians in the area when the monks of Iona founded a sister … Continue reading

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Glenlyon…  Stuart France

* Was calling… * * So we thought to ‘take a look’… * * Such was the beauty… Continue reading: Glenlyon… | Stuart France

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Solstice of the Moon: Stories unknown

We had driven to Fortingall to see the venerable yew, but it just happens to be in the grounds of a church, so it was inevitable that we would take a look around. We do seem to spend a lot … Continue reading

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