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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~Anne Brontë

Robbie continues her series on the Brontë family. Click the links to read about Patrick, the patriarch ,  Charlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë. The Brontë family Anne Brontë Background Anne Bronté was the youngest of the six Bronté siblings and she … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~Emily Brontë

Robbie continues her series on the Brontë family. Click the links to read about Patrick, the patriarch and Charlotte Brontë. The Brontë family Emily Brontë Background Emily Brontë was the fifth child of Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell. She is known … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Charlotte Brontë

Background Charlotte was the third and middle daughter born to Patrick and Maria Branwell Brontë. She had two older sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, who both died as children from tuberculosis, and two younger sisters, Emily and Anne. She also had … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ The Bronte Family: Patrick Brontë

Patrick Brontë – the patriarch In the beginning Patrick Brontë, born Brunty, was the oldest of ten children born to Hugh Brunty, a farm labourer, and Alice McClory. He grew up in the small village of Drumballyroney in Country Down, … Continue reading

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Harmony

Berry brown and ancient, Lichen covered stones Watch a frosty moon Colour winter’s clouds. Flowering the night With sacred light; Sanctuary for a wild spirit. My soul rests, Breathing Nature’s harmony A quiet shade In the garden of life.

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ The Roman Bath, York

The Roman Bath, York In the city of York, beneath The Roman Bath Pub, are the remains of a caldarium, or steam bath, from the Roman city of Eboracum. This city was built by the 9th Legion Hispana in 71 … Continue reading

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Eyes as big as saucers…

Walking through the damp woods, the paw prints in the mud looked huge. “Ah,” would say my Grandad, nodding sagely, “that will be the barguest.” He would tell me bloodcurdling tales of the great, black dog with flaming eyes… tales … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Dick Turpin

The myth of Dick Turpin Fiction writer, Harrison Ainsworth, glamourised thief and highway man, Dick Turpin, in his 1834 novel, Rookwood. The novel is set in England in 1737 at a manor house called Rookwood Place and the plot revolves … Continue reading

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Off duty…

After driving for four hours on the road north, there is a brief glimpse of a hillside on the horizon which, at this time of year, is the one thing I am waiting to see. If the light is right … Continue reading

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In a green place: Hebers Ghyll, Ilkley ~ Matt at Richly Evocative

Reblogged from Richly Evocative: It’s a strange thing to walk into someone else’s memories; especially those that have been woven and tangled about a place. A place that you’ve heard about, but never visited. Somewhere that means a great deal … Continue reading

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