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Keys to Heaven: Planning… Stuart France

* Baldrick, famously, hatches cunning plans which always back-fire. * Dick Dastardly, equally famously, hatches devious plans which always back-fire, and he usually has to be saved from destruction by his pet dog, Muttley. * So, what is it that … Continue reading

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What dreams may come?

The stories we heard as children remain with us as we grow. We know them well and, at need, can dredge from memory all the salient points to retell them to a new generation of children. The characters are familiar … Continue reading

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Chaperone…

* “The second stone points to Silbury Hill along the line of the midsummer sunrise.” “Can that be accidental?” “It seems unlikely.” * … “Would there be a symbolic significance for that?” “One would expect so.” “Could we offer an … Continue reading

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Merlin, Beast-Master…

* … It was night, the horns of the bright moon shone, the vault of heaven’s lights gleamed… * From the top of a lofty mountain, Merlin regarded the course of the stars… * Continue reading at The Silent Eye

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Madding Merlin…

* * … After many years had passed under many kings, Merlin the Briton was held famous in the world… * Peredur, King of North Wales made war on Gwenddoleu of Scotland… * Continue reading at The Silent Eye

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A date for the diary ~ Scotland with the Silent Eye, September 2020

On the trail of the Picts (plus optional Orkney extension) North of Inverness, Scotland 11th – 13th September, 2020 The Picts were a mysterious race who settled in the north-east of Scotland and flourished between the 3rd and 8th centuries … Continue reading

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Web of Light… Stuart France

* “Plant a stone in a field. Any stone in any field. And watch it grow…” * Reblogged from Stuart France

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Rites of Passage: Light and shade

We walked through the village, watching the changing expressions of visitors as the full horror of the plague story hit home. From the mildly curious to the stark shock of those who aligned themselves with the story for a moment, … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage: The weight of history

It was a beautiful day, and our first port of call on the weekend workshop was the picturesque Derbyshire village of Eyam which nestles within the shelter or moorland hills. With its mellow stone, quaint cottages spanning centuries of architecture, … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage: Changes…

On the morning of the workshop, long before our companions were due to arrive, two small figures faced a mass of stone and a fair degree of uncertainty. Having scaled the rocky heights, we were agreed… we would have to … Continue reading

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