Tag Archives: Wales

Yorkshire Lasses in Wales: When Jessie Cahalin Met Judith Barrow

Reblogged from Books in my Handbag: Judith Barrow, originally from Saddleworth, near Oldham, and on the wrong side of the Pennines but still in Yorkshire Judith waited for me in a department store while I waited for her in Cardiff … Continue reading

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Yew – BART Station Bard

Reblogged from BART Station Bard: Ents at Kingley Vale   Yew. Deep peace of the Grove. Silence in the back of my head. Like the Druid’s tonsure, forbidden at Whitby. When the Wild Celtic Church was tamed, Rome had its … Continue reading

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A Sunny Day Hike up the hill to Castell Dinas Bran by Cathy Ryan

Reblogged from Between the Lines: A couple of months ago we attempted the very steep climb up to the ruined castle. Dinas Bran towers above Llangollen and the Dee Valley in a spectacular setting that offers panoramic views from all … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Expressions

I couldn’t leave the cathedral at St Asaph’s without mentioning the artwork. Many ecclesiastical buildings are home to arts and crafts, with interpretations and symbols built into their very fabric. Stained glass, carved wood and stone, marble and mosaics… these … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Stones and stories

What with exploding computers, forays to the north and everything else that has been going on around here, the account of our return from the Silent Eye’s weekend event in Wales got a little sidetracked while there were still a … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Side by side…

We decided to leave the main road and take the back roads, just for a last look at the hills. Add that to the possibility of avoiding a long traffic jam just ahead and the fact that there was a … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Ancient and modern

Although I have driven through it on a number of occasions, I hadn’t been to Conwy since I was seventeen. Thankfully, any pictures I might have of that trip,  are long since lost, or the scanner won’t work, or something… … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: On the headland

We woke to a glorious morning for our final day in Wales. We still had things to see… far more things than we expected, in fact…but they would be on our way back to Yorkshire. I had been reluctant to … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Capricious memory

“Wonderful!” said the voice on the phone. “I’ll be there in five minutes!” We were standing, bag and baggage, outside the gracious old Town Hall in Llandudno, one of the oldest buildings in the town… and we were planning on … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: A tomb with a view

We weren’t lost exactly. We knew exactly where we were. Back in Betws y Coed, where the falls tumble with such speed and grace they were named for the swallow. We had just come through there… and on a hot … Continue reading

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