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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 … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Big Wheels

Dear Don, I’ve always had a fondness for the ‘outcasts’ myself. Probably comes of our ‘being at a tangent’, I would think. Which might have something to do with the way the sheep react on occasion. Perhaps as much as … Continue reading

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A visit to York Castle Museum ~ Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Reblogged from Roberta Writes: During our recent trip to York, we visited York Castle Museum in York, North Yorkshire. The museum is on the site of York Castle which was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. The museum … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Dick Turpin

The myth of Dick Turpin Fiction writer, Harrison Ainsworth, glamourised thief and highway man, Dick Turpin, in his 1834 novel, Rookwood. The novel is set in England in 1737 at a manor house called Rookwood Place and the plot revolves … Continue reading

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Slighted ~ Kyt Wright #writephoto

Colonel Wendell strode along the battlement admiring the view over the lake, as an engineer he found the design of the fortification perfect almost perfect. Sergeant Goode emerged from one of the lower doors to signal to him that all … Continue reading

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Senryu: Their Lake ~ The Dark Netizen #writephoto

  The Lake Helped It Thrive But, Now We Own The Waters, The Lake Will Choke Them… Reblogged from The Dark Netizen

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Beauty Sleeps ~ Ritu Bhathal #writephoto

“Oh! Well, erm, it’s not very big, is it?” Sleeping Beauty eyed up what was to be her new home. Phillip looked from his humble abode towards his new bride. He knew Sleeping Beauty had hight expectations. He’d seen her … Continue reading

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The Proposal ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

“You might as well open your eyes now.” His gravely voice was somewhat amused but carried in it the edge of impatience she’d recognized from her own father. A dismissive tone that simultaneously mocked and tolerated females’ flair for the … Continue reading

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Castle ~ Willow Willers #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a silhouetted castle in the half-light, set in a lake surrounded by hills. The Castle. The road had been long and fraught with danger. Yet as she stood on the shore looking out … Continue reading

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North-easterly V: Layers

A short walk along the coast from Craster is another of the most iconic sights on the Northumbrian shore…Dunstanburgh. The castle has inspired artists and poets over the centuries; Turner and Girtin both painted the ruins, and so did I, … Continue reading

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