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A thousand miles of history III – A ring of life and death

We arrived in Dorchester with time enough for a coffee and a short wander before Helen’s train was due to arrive, after which we would be heading north a few miles to meet our companions for the workshop weekend. Window-shopping … Continue reading

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A thousand miles of history II – The Templar Head

Heading towards the location of our weekend workshop, we had found a route south that avoided the inevitable delays around Stonehenge. Traffic passing the great circle is always slow, although it does give you a chance to see the stones, … Continue reading

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A thousand miles of history…

To be exact, that should be one thousand, one hundred and twenty four miles, but that makes for a bit of a mouthful as a title… and that’s without the other few hundred miles Stuart had to travel between his … Continue reading

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An Orcadian Diary (3): Maeshowe – near life, far life – Steve Tanham

The strange feeling in my head began when the Historic Scotland guide said, “We can’t really call it a burial chamber as no bodies were ever found here…” It wasn’t a headache, more of a lightness…. almost a prompting, an … Continue reading

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Clocking off?

The road was calling me north and I couldn’t wait to finish work and give in to its blandishments. The sun was shining and warm, the forecast unusually good for England. The fields were ablaze with the brilliant yellow of … Continue reading

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On the road again…

How much can you really manage to do on a warm, sunny weekend? It is surprising how obliging time can be when it is limited. We do not rush, we are never hurried, but we do seem to manage to … Continue reading

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A flying visit to Stratford-upon-Avon

Because I’d been at work that morning, it was well after lunch before we even set off on the 60 mile trip to Shakespeare’s home town. We knew before we left that there would not be enough time to explore … Continue reading

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In respect of the Bard…

With the Silent Eye’s annual workshop just weeks away and based around the idea of a fictitious final play by William Shakespeare, we decided to take a trip to his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon to pay our respects. With his back to … Continue reading

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Promote your work…

Do you have a book launch coming up… A cover reveal or a work in progress… Inspiration to offer… A story or anecdote to tell, a poem to share… Tips for bloggers or writers… Want to promote your blog, art … Continue reading

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Barb Taub: Three women vs One Egg. And the winner is…? #travel #humor #India

How to tell if your egg is actually hardboiled? 1. It doesn’t crack up if you tell jokes like Q: What did the egg say to the boiling water? A: “I don’t think I can get hard — I just … Continue reading

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