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Living Lore: Bobby Fairfield ~ A very brief history of an infamous Exmoor family.

Everyone was aware of the reputation accorded the family known as the Doones, who in the mid seventeenth century lived somewhere on the moors. Most could or would not say exactly where. They were reputed to be a family of … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Robbie Cheadle ~A nursery rhyme with an interesting history

Are you familiar with this nursery rhyme? Now he sings of Jackey Horner Sitting in the Chimney-Corner Eating of a Christmas pye, Putting in his thumb, Oh fie! Putting in, Oh fie, his Thumb, Pulling out, Oh strange! A Plum. … Continue reading

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Getting personal…

This weekend saw the monthly meeting of the Silent Eye in the north of England… a time when we reconnect, share and explore ideas and discuss plans for the four workshops we run every year. Work is already well under … Continue reading

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Legend of the Miskhorskaya Mermaid – Elder Mountain Dreaming

Reblogged from Elder Mountain Dreaming : In the Crimea there is a legend about this mermaid, in the vicinity of the Village of Miskhor. In one of the small houses there lived a young maiden of Arz. For many years … Continue reading

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The Fireborn, on #LisaBurtonRadio

Reblogged from Entertaining Stories: Don’t touch that dial. You’ve landed on Lisa Burton Radio, the only show that brings you the characters from the books you love. I’m your host, Lisa the robot girl. My special guest today is here … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd – Within the living land

It had been a long time since I had first come across a reference to Thor’s Cave when I was doing some research for Dark Sage. We were not, at that point, feeling the call to go there; caves were … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Legacy

The little Church of the Holy Cross at Ilam is one of those places that seems to have something to offer every visitor, no matter in what period or area their interest lies. There are stained glass windows that capture … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: A life in pictures

When we had finished looking at the Saxon crosses and the yew trees, we headed into the little Church of the Holy Cross. Even the doorway looked promising, especially as the porch was home to a nest of swallows, darting … Continue reading

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A Yorkshire legend

“What’s the story, Merlin?” asked Jamie, gazing up from his cross-legged position on the floor, very like a small boy waiting for a treat. Merlin settled himself in an armchair, with the young people at his feet. For a moment … Continue reading

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Flight of the Seer V

* Any creative endeavour involves hazard. We are fortunate enough to work with an eclectic and talented bunch of souls which inevitably lessens that hazard. With our previous Workshop, Leaf and Flame, we had made a rod for our own … Continue reading

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