Tag Archives: England

Ian Hutson has Lunch at the Ashmolean with Lawrence of Arabia…

Reblogged from The Diesel-Electric Elephant Company: The Ashmolean… Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford. Website here. Founded in 1683, open Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am–5pm. Admission is free but there are buckets by the door. What … Continue reading

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The alchemy of joy

By the time this goes out, another workshop will be over and our Companions will have dispersed for another year. Inevitably, every time we go back to Great Hucklow, we think of that very first workshop… and for me, that … Continue reading

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The Ghost Ship – Steve Tanham

The Ghost Ship —- They come from land and some by wave To travel brave and not unnerved Across a globe described by one Who sees in numbers straight and curved —- That one, disgraced, must face a queen Must … Continue reading

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Footprints – Sisyphus #writephoto

We love the long walks, along the shore, the closeness of the sea, the flying birds, the wet land and the immense skies. I watch your steps, the wind blowing your hair, I see you as one with the earth, … Continue reading

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Easter

In England today there are chocolate eggs and rabbits. In France the church bells are silent as the bells of St Peter’s fly to the children, tied with ribbons and flowers. Across the world images that combine the Christian and … Continue reading

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Down the Snow Stairs

It has been a weekend of inclement weather. When the Siberian winds finally dropped, the snow fell, closing roads and making even the shortest journey hazardous. Snow always takes me back to childhood, even when it is inconvenient or the … Continue reading

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Crow – Honoré Dupuis #writephoto

We have known each other for a long time. In the garden of the small house, some distance from here, she used to perch in the old tree, just in the corner, and was able to follow my progress in … Continue reading

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Window – Sisyphus #writephoto

The house is still there, and the roses. How happy we were then, how beautiful was our life, the sun was shining everyday… This is what I want to remember, now, after all those years. Of course, I’d like to … Continue reading

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The face of history – A visit to Haddon Hall III

Although there are the grand tapestries, Great Hall and Long Gallery, as well as all the trappings of magnificence, there are corners of Haddon Hall that do not feel like a grand and glorious Country House. They simply feel like … Continue reading

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All in the details – A visit to Haddon Hall II

Other than the Elizabethan connection, we really had, at that point, no idea why we had felt the need to visit Haddon Hall. We knew little about the place, apart from the legend of the romantic elopement of Dorothy Vernon … Continue reading

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