Tag Archives: continuity

Slimegrobbels and custard…

“Tell me a story…” My granddaughters and I were sitting on the floor of their pink-painted cabin at the bottom of the garden. I had evicted yet another invading spider and, while the youngest sat on my knee, her almost-five … Continue reading

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Inside Bath Abbey II

Pagan shrine, Roman Temple, convent, monastic abbey… royal patronage and the coronation of the first historical King of All England … a Norman church…right through the Victorian restorations to today… Bath Abbey has been a site of worship for far … Continue reading

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Grazed

This hillside close to my home was once home to an ancient settlement going back to the earliest times. Later, the Romans built a road below it and who knows the stories of those who passed that way? Today few … Continue reading

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A story in stone

Our morning in Ilkley began at the church, a place dear to my heart and with family associations that go back a very long way. Built on the site of the old Roman fortress of Olicana, who knows what lies … Continue reading

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On being a dinosaur

I scribbled a note on the crumpled envelope beside the keyboard, revelling in the feel of the pen on the paper. It is a nice pen. Cheap, nothing special to look at, but the ink glides over the virgin white … Continue reading

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