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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Bones and the dragon’s lair III

Parking the car up a bumpy lane, we got out and walked along the Ridgeway for a while. She said she was saving the best till last… and I would have been happy with the little wood she let me … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Bones and the dragon’s lair

It was a misty morning when she woke me. She was up and about earlier than usual… I wasn’t even awake when she started bustling about… and yet, when I’d had my breakfast and went for the leash, all I … Continue reading

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A magical morning

Escaping the rush hour traffic after watching the sunrise, I drove the car through narrow lanes, realising that I was following the map of memory. We passed through places to which we had walked as a family long ago, when … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XLIX: Back to the future…

We went back once more to where it all began. Paying our respects to Dragon Hill, the ancient White Horse and the hillfort known as Uffington Castle, we left the car and the world behind and walked to Wayland’s Smithy. … Continue reading

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Riddles of the Night: Guardians of the Way II

Cratcliffe Tor is a rocky crag, prized these days by rock climbers, and a treacherous twin of Robin Hood’s Stride. It was once the site of an ancient settlement and vestiges of prehistoric earthen ramparts remain. Cross the Portway, and … Continue reading

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Riddles of the Night: Guardians of the Way

Beyond the forest’s leafy shade, The hooded one, with giant’s pace From pinnacle to pinnacle Leap’t silently, in moonlit grace… In eremitic solitude In caverns deep to meditate… Within, the riddle of the night, A key that will elucidate… Beyond … Continue reading

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Path #midnighthaiku

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Where were we? Bluebells and lions

With one friend on his way to London, we returned to the village to begin the catching up. Considering we hadn’t seen each other for two years, we managed to get a surprisingly early night, which was just as well, … Continue reading

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Distance

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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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