Tag Archives: Stuart France and Sue Vincent

The face of history – A visit to Haddon Hall III

Although there are the grand tapestries, Great Hall and Long Gallery, as well as all the trappings of magnificence, there are corners of Haddon Hall that do not feel like a grand and glorious Country House. They simply feel like … Continue reading

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All in the details – A visit to Haddon Hall II

Other than the Elizabethan connection, we really had, at that point, no idea why we had felt the need to visit Haddon Hall. We knew little about the place, apart from the legend of the romantic elopement of Dorothy Vernon … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: A last adventure (continued)

Read the first part of this adventure here. We knew the story. Both James and Paul himself have told how it was found, when Paul and his brother, exploring the moors as children, had come upon the strange passageway…and how … Continue reading

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Red Rufus (5.9) … Stuart France

* They even have their own beer. It is a brew of high distinction and no little kick. Mister Fox… Source: Stuart France

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Aurally Man… Stuart France

* “Aurally Man…” “Aurally Man…” “Why is the sky so huge?” “Why, so that the rain falls in drops.” * Source: Aurally Man… | Stuart France

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Damp disaster and diamond days

The morning was magical. It was one of the most beautiful dawns I have ever seen. Mist poured over the moors, white as snow, turning to liquid gold at the touch of the sun. Shaded valleys, frosted with diamonds, glinted … Continue reading

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The Eye-Guy II… Stuart France

* …It happened that one day Pryderi’s doorkeeper, Conan Duffy, was sunning himself at the portal, along with his cat, and he saw two beautiful youths heading towards him over the game plain… …When they reached the enrtrance to the Dun … Continue reading

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