Tag Archives: England

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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Separated by a common language #Blogversary #humor #ThrowbackThursday from Barb Taub

An American perspective on the vagaries and confusion of the English language…reblogged from Barb Taub: The first time I went skydiving, the instructor had to ‘help’ me out of the plane (via a boot to my backside). Five years ago, … Continue reading

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Fresh air…

From the archive: I had an odd and unexpected encounter today. One of those chance meetings that seem small and unimportant yet which leave a mark deeper than we realise at the time. I had wandered over to the next … Continue reading

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Ancient stories

One of the things that has struck home over the past few years, wandering round the churches of Britain, is just how much we learn and understand from stories and images. The record held in these ancient places goes back … Continue reading

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