Tag Archives: Anglesey

A game of three halves (3 of 3) – Steve Tanham

Continued from Part Two So, this one day, considered in all its facets, resolves itself into a journey, a destination and an arrival – an arrival at a meeting with a French relative we have never met, and whose unlikely … Continue reading

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A game of three halves (2) – Steve Tanham

Reblogged from The Silent Eye: It is, still, all of it, only one day… Though now the winds that buffeted the bed-and-breakfast farmhouse have abated. I look at my watch. We have two hours to go before we need to … Continue reading

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A golden gift – “That’s not a light…”

We had to go back in. Quite why, we weren’t sure. But, apart from anything else, there was a profound sense of gratitude. And for what? A few strange photographs that could probably be explained away? There was more to … Continue reading

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A golden gift – Light show

This is the part where it gets awkward. Tell the facts straight, or tell how it felt? Either way, our conclusions will take some time to process. Some of the ideas sound so odd even to us that sharing them … Continue reading

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A golden gift – Seeing the details

We hadn’t paid much attention to the Pattern Stone on our first visit. The concrete replica stands where the original carved stone was once erected, close to the back ‘window’ of Bryn Celli Ddu. Sighting along the top edge of … Continue reading

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A golden gift – Being there

“I dream of light-flowers erupting from hilltops…” ‘Don’ from The Initiate (France & Vincent) There are some things you know you have to share, but do not know how or even where to begin. Do you tell only the bald … Continue reading

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Of Ash and Seed – Pawns to castle…

As we hurried through the castle grounds in Beaumaris, a lone seagull was dancing. He seems to be marching on the spot, marking a rhythmic time with his feet. Worm-charming, said my companion. I didn’t even stop to take a … Continue reading

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Of Ash and Seed – The mound in the dark grove…

“We might have to go back to the hotel…”  I didn’t look around as I was busy following the car in front and anyway, the snowy mountains of the mainland filled the horizon. My companion had been distracted during the … Continue reading

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Of Ash and Seed – Candy-floss dawn

We woke to clear skies…and heavy frost. Our after-dinner walk the night before had seen us wandering the deep, unlit blackness of the shore, watching the colours of the stars in the cloudless night. The temperature had dropped dramatically, so … Continue reading

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Of Ash and Seed- Offerings

“The druids – that is what they call their magicians – hold nothing more sacred than the mistletoe and a tree on which it is growing, provided it is a hard-timbered oak…. Mistletoe is rare and when found it is … Continue reading

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