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Forty-Five Degrees of Separation… Stuart France

* There’s here And there’s there… Nobody knows quite what or where there is Everybody thinks they know what and where here is… Continue reading at Stuart France

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Father Bear… Stuart France

Pentre Ifan * Which translates, ‘Ivan’s Village’ but was also formerly known as, ‘Arthur’s Quoit’. Another ‘quoit’, and only a few miles away from the last one. This seems, if anything, a little unimaginative. Or, alternatively, it could signal a … Continue reading

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Baby Bear… Stuart France

Carreg Coetan Arthur *  Otherwise, ‘Arthur’s Quoit.’ Of which there are a goodly number dotted about our Blessed Isles. Which makes me wonder… It is hard not to regard this Arthur as a giant too. And indeed the folk record … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Sidetracked and gobsmacked

We had chosen to take a very long route home for one simple reason… there was something we wanted to see that was never going to be on our way to anywhere. So the possible three hour journey took us … Continue reading

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Mother Bear… Stuart France

Carreg Samson * With a total disregard for tradition we tackled our ‘just right bowl of porridge’ first . It is strange to say, perhaps, but this particular conglomeration of, once covered but now exposed, structured stone did not, initially, … Continue reading

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Stanton Drew ~ Stuart France

* Names matter. For practical purposes they are like elephants and flowing water. They follow the shortest, flatest path to wherever they are going, and en route the jagged edges first get smoothed and then get worn away. In this … Continue reading

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Hagiology… Stuart France

* How big is the body? * * Big as a house… * * Big as a temple… ** Big as a mountain… * Continue reading at Stuart France

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The Last Witch to be Burnt in Perthshire ~ James Elkington

Reblogged from Mountains, Myths and Moorlands: NN87980 24321 Along the A822 road past Crieff and then Gilmerton, shortly past here is a small road to Monzie and the Glenturret Distillery or Famous Grouse Experience. Go on this road and after … Continue reading

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In Hack-Pen Hedge… Stuart France

Animism 1. Doctrine that the soul is the vital principle of organic development. 2. Attribution of conscious life or spirits to nature or natural phenomena. 3. Belief in the existence of spirits separable from bodies. “There’s a large stone in … Continue reading

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The Hooded Stone… Stuart France

“It has to be the Stone on Gardom’s Edge…” “What does?” says Wen. “My Robin Hood Stone… I mean it didn’t look much like the stone on Gardom’s Edge but that could have been the angle.” I study the sketch … Continue reading

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