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Solstice of the Moon: What on earth…

“…is that?!”I immediately went into ‘there has to be somewhere to park’ mode. You don’t just drive past a humungous mound without stopping…not when it is so very obviously man-made. And especially not when there are two of them. And … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Graven Images

Our last visit of a weekend that seemed to have flown by all too quickly was to a little church on the edge of Aberdeen. The sun finally decided to show its face… though it still managed to rain anyway, … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Circles Out of Time

It looked, for a while, as if we might escape being rained on at our second site of the morning, but no… that would have been too much to ask The ritual cleansing would continue. We were heading for another … Continue reading

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Lands of Exile: But ‘n’ Ben

Lands of Exile: But ‘n’ Ben Stuart France & Sue Vincent For once, Don was right… it was all Wen’s fault. If only Ben had not insisted in going back for the gun… Don and Wen should hand themselves in … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Sacred Earth

The weather was looking none too promising for the final day of the workshop, but at least it wasn’t really raining. It seemed incredible, under the heavy grey of the sky, that we’d had the clear weather-window the night before, … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Unfamiliar Territory

It is raining again and about to get worse. You are in a suburban green space between neat-gardened houses, the last place you would expect to find an ancient treasure… and you are confronted with something both so alien and … Continue reading

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Inverlochy Castle ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree: We were driving back from a road-trip to Glen Garry, where we’d been admiring the spectacle of autumn colours: birch, beech and aspen dripping in luminous shades of yellow and gold, and the distant Knoydart … Continue reading

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Circles Beyond Time ~ Mysterious Mounds

The weather was surprisingly good. Normally when we visit this particular site it is freezing cold, driving rain or both, for the last stretch of our journey would take us to Arbor Low, one of the finest ancient sites in … Continue reading

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Naked Earth

Looking at the map of prehistoric sites across the land, where there are just so many to see, I wondered just how long it would take to visit them all. Most of Britain is the same once you get outside … Continue reading

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The Troublesome Time of England’s Dual King Henrys ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: Last year I wrote about the tempestuous marriage of Henry II, the first Plantagenet king of England, and his headstrong queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Although they spent much of their relationship at loggerheads or estranged, the … Continue reading

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