Tag Archives: Oxfordshire

Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Bones and the thunder stone…

We had barely got in the car than we were out of it again. Just a mile or two down the road to a tiny village and she was looking for somewhere to park. Now, I have to say that … Continue reading

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Notes from a Small Dog: IndieAni Bones and the Ent

Well, my two-legses got together for Solstice, which was nice. It didn’t mean presents… unless you count my share of their cheese, ham and salmon… but it did mean I got to go on an adventure with them again! They … Continue reading

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Going to waste…

Not far from the Oxfordshire village of Stanton Harcourt is a huge landfill and waste site on the edge of an industrial estate. Not, perhaps, the first place you would think of to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon, in spite … Continue reading

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A visit to Somerton – Symbolic mystery

If the exterior of Somerton church is unusual, the same can definitely be said of the interior. At first glance, it seems a simple place…a country church with much history and little ostentation. It is only when you start exploring … Continue reading

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A visit to Somerton

About twenty miles away from my home is the Oxfordshire village of Somerton. I had been there once before, a couple of years earlier, when a sign saying ‘historic church’ had sidetracked me on the way home from the north. … Continue reading

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Sidetracked to Somerton II

This is a tiny village.. there is no reason for such a magnificent church… and none is really known; it has never been a large community. Whatever the reason, it is a visit that takes you on a trip through … Continue reading

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Sidetracked to Somerton I

I nearly didn’t go. The sign pointed down the lane… and the lane seemed endless. I almost turned back… it would have been a long detour to find a locked or uninteresting church. But after the buzzard, I thought I … Continue reading

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Sidetracked by signs…

I’d had about enough of the Monday morning traffic on the motorway by the time I reached junction ten after three hours drivingThe next was mine, but it always seems to be both an interminable drag and choked with traffic. … Continue reading

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Last stop – Wayland’s Smithy

We had the morning and the sun. By the time we had gathered in the car park amid dancing butterflies, Sunday was bidding fair to be a perfect example of English summer at its best. It is a little over … Continue reading

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Meeting a friend…

I was conscious that my profile pic, fixed and recognisable as it is across various sites and book covers, is a couple of years old. The hair is no longer blazing red and now curls to my shoulders in its … Continue reading

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