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Golden hour…

“Okay then, email me if you wake early. And if it looks hopeful, I’ll come down…” My son had asked if we could go and greet the sun somewhere again, if the weather was suitable. Having slept badly the past … Continue reading

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The long way home

Snow permitting, I am on my travels again briefly, and heading north. Regular visitors may have noticed that on very rare occasions I may mention the North of England. Just the odd, passing reference perhaps, here and there, to Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni and the Whiteleaf Cross

I woke up to rain and grey clouds. My suggestion that I take the ball-guy for a nice walk while she went to work on Sunday was vetoed but by the time she came back, so had summer. The sun … Continue reading

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On the trail yet again…

We opened the door of St Mary’s and walked in. It felt rather odd as the altar was at the ‘wrong’ end for the door. Usually, you enter from the south and turn right to the altar, here, the main … Continue reading

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On the trail again…

We tend not to do any research before we visit a sacred site, be it an old church or a stone circle. I have written before of some of our reasons. First, there is the risk of spoiling the surprise … Continue reading

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Red letter day

A weekend in the north always leaves me with tales to tell…and this one is no exception. In fact, though it was a short weekend, it was a remarkable couple of days. There are tales of close encounters…  of sacred … Continue reading

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A sunny day

“The Black Boy?” Another red kite sailed overhead. “Sounds good to me.” I turned into the little lane through Oving and pulled up in the car-park. The village had once been known as Ulfingas. It sounds rather Tolkienesque and the … Continue reading

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Where were we? Skeletons and Templars

We had lunch at the thatched pub in Chearsley, a place that may be the site of the battle where the first  Saxon king of Wessex, Cerdic and his son, Cynric fought the Britons in 527… Arthurian times. The inn … Continue reading

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Where were we? The human face of history…

The Domesday Book, completed by order of William the Conqueror in 1086, is a manuscript record of the landholdings of much of England and parts of Wales. It is to this document that we owe so much, preserving a detailed … Continue reading

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Where were we? Stained glass and bibles…

Sunlight streamed jewels through the stained glass of St Lawrence’s church, Broughton. There are some fine examples of 19th C glass in the little church, making the nave, with its painted medieval walls,  a place of vivid, dancing colour. Although … Continue reading

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