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Rockfall – Iain Kelly #writephoto

They had stood there for centuries. As long as anyone could remember the three boulders had sat on the ledge overlooking the small hamlet. That night rain had lashed the hillside, thunder had rumbled and lightning had lit the dark … Continue reading

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A flying visit – Seeing the details

It is impossible to walk around Stratford-upon-Avon without noticing its history, its art or its connection to William Shakespeare. Half timbered buildings are, it seems, everywhere. Statues and artistic depictions of the Bard vie with signs bearing his name or … Continue reading

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A flying visit to Stratford-upon-Avon

Because I’d been at work that morning, it was well after lunch before we even set off on the 60 mile trip to Shakespeare’s home town. We knew before we left that there would not be enough time to explore … Continue reading

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Signs #midnighthaiku

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#writephoto – Lanternlight by Helen Jones

Sue Vincent has come up with another beautiful image for her latest #writephoto prompt, and my response is the next part to the story I started for another prompt, Sacha Black’s 52 Words in 52 Weeks. And here it is: … Continue reading

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Spinning Blue by Steve Tanham

In response to the photo prompt: I’d told them before, the chromatic lens effects were just that. Blue light… stuff and nonsense… And they had smiled, kindly, and another pint of Guinness had arrived in the old pub in the … Continue reading

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Beer and lurchers

You know that moment in films when the stranger walks into the bar, conversation stops and all eyes turn to look in silence? That’s what it feels like… Not that you are unwelcome in the bar… but you know that … Continue reading

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Robin Hood and the nightingale

It was undoubtedly lunchtime. We walked the short distance across the moor to where the car was parked, noting that the first of the heather was in bloom. Not the proper heather, of course… not the one that turns whole … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion- Day 2: Merry meetings and Manchester airport

Friday was a good day. We had a late and leisurely start after a fair amount of talking and a little wine…note the restrained understatement on both those counts… The car was packed and ready to go… we would not … Continue reading

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“Not bad….”

We wandered out of the churchyard into the fields, watching the red kites soar over the treetops. There is something glorious in that sight that never fails to move us and it is no hardship to simply stand and watch. … Continue reading

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