Tag Archives: Scotland

Break down and break-time

Well, assuming that my poorly car actually escapes at some point today from the mechanics who are holding her captive, and nothing else decides to go wrong, screw up, fall sick or explode… including me… I’ll be heading north shortly … Continue reading

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On the horizon…

I always look forward to September. It is one of the most  beautiful times of year in Britain. The days are usually mild and often beautiful, the last of the heather lingers as summer slides into autumn…a perfect moment for … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Battle – The Rise of Kings – The D/A Dialogues

Well, 2 years after it was promised, Book 2 in the Changelings saga is finally here. It doesn’t matter that it was essentially written four years ago – which, coupled with my desire to expand the story – caused me so. many. … Continue reading

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Guest author: Mary Smith – No More Mulberries is FREE

I’m very grateful to Sue for allowing me to guest on her blog to share the news that my novel, No More Mulberries is FREE between now and Sunday 9th July. No More Mulberries is set in Afghanistan. Scottish-born midwife, … Continue reading

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Marking the Circle – Solstice of the Moon with Running Elk

While we continue to share tales of the Silent Eye’s summer weekend in Wales, The Prisoner of Portmeirion, we would like to invite you to join us in Scotland in September, for a Living Land workshop amongst the sacred circles of … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of the Ballachulish Goddess

Reblogged from heritagelandscapecreativity: The Ballachulish Goddess was discovered in 1880 beneath about 10 feet of peat. When she was lifted from lying face down, her quartzite pebble eyes stared forward, unwavering. How remarkable it would have been, when she was … Continue reading

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The Henge Within a Housing Estate from Walking with a Smacked Pentax

During the late 1970’s, when excavations were being dug for a new housing estate just outside Stirling in Scotland, a prehistoric henge* was discovered. Work was stopped whilst the archaeologists examined the site – and the housing estate was eventually replanned and … Continue reading

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