Tag Archives: Lindisfarne

North-easterly VII: A final grace

“…Manifest thy light for my regeneration, and let the breadth, height, fullness and crown of the solar radiance appear, and may the within shine forth!” Abbe de Villars, ‘The Comte de Gabalis’ “We’ve just got to the top of the … Continue reading

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Encounters

During our recent visit to Holy Island, while some visited the castle, Stuart, Gary and I wandered the isle then repaired to a café where we had all arranged to meet for a light lunch. Knowing the place of old, … Continue reading

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Impressions #midnighthaiku

 

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The Stone and the Pilgrim (5) ~ Steve Tanham

We stumbled upon the Preston Pele Tower, fifteen miles south-west of Bamburgh, back in February, 2018. My wife and I had seen a reference to it on a noticeboard in a cafe some distance to the north. It’s quite hard … Continue reading

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Amazing over 50s – Terry Tyler is Sam Smith’s guest

Reblogged from Loving the Fifty Something: I’m very excited to introduce another guest to my new series: Amazing over 50’s I’m inviting and featuring ‘Mid-lifers’ who are enjoying life over 50 and who are proud to shout out about great … Continue reading

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Castles of the Mind – A Silent Eye Workshop – Steve Tanham

Do we have ‘castles of the mind’? Traditionally, ancient castle were build where there was trouble… Do we have the equivalent in our minds and emotions? Have we, over the course of our lives, built up strong fortifications with which … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: A flying visit…

There was absolutely no way we were going to drive to our destination without getting sidetracked. Where would be the fun in that? So we decided that the first place that would take us from the main road north would … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 7: Sunset

We walked up to the Heugh, a high point of the island, to watch the sun set in the west. Once there was a fort here and some of the ruined walls remain, providing a little shelter from the prevailing … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 7: A tide of silence

Winter on Holy Island, it seems, is silent save for the song of the waves and the cry of the gull. The visitors had left; the locals all seemed to be indoors. It was as if we shared the island … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 7: Out to the castle

We had found a pub and, duly watered and warmed by the coal fire of the Crown and Anchor, had wandered out to look around. The tide was still out, but the few visitors were already making their way back … Continue reading

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