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Whitby weekend: First stop, Lythe

Several years ago, Stuart and I braved the bitter, biting winds of January to visit the Church of St Oswald at Lythe. There were, a friend had told us, stones…carved stones that we would want to see…and that trip had … Continue reading

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Camp Joffre ~ Léa at Found in France

Reblogged from Found in France:  “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein La belle France. Yet even the most beautiful of gardens have … Continue reading

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‘Butterflies’ #midnighthaiku

Baby ‘butterflies’ Wings of hope and renewal Joy born of sorrow On his rebirthday, my son brought home five baby butterfly koi for his pond. It seemed the right thing to do in the circumstances. New life taking flight.  

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Forgotten #midnighthaiku

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Man, woman and child Earth remembers fields of blood Generations lost Flowers echo sacrifice Seeds of hope for tomorrow For Frank J. Tassone’s Haikai Challenge  

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In respect of the Bard…

With the Silent Eye’s annual workshop just weeks away and based around the idea of a fictitious final play by William Shakespeare, we decided to take a trip to his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon to pay our respects. With his back to … Continue reading

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The church with the castle

After leaving Somerton church. we felt obliged to stop for a drink and absorb what we had seen. Some of the symbolism will be being mulled over for some time. but on a hot summer’s day, there is no better … Continue reading

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Canning Day – in memorium

“It’s Boxing Day,” my two-legs said, I have to disagree, The morning after Christmas Has another name to me. “It’s Canning Day,” I whispered, And my two-legs cocked an eye, I turned away discretely ‘Cause the small dog doesn’t cry. … Continue reading

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