Monthly Archives: July 2016

This Green and Pleasant Land

Since Easter this year there’s scarcely been a week when I haven’t been out in the rurals of Norfolk, phone/camera in hand, clicking obsessively. I share with you some of those photos, the ones that to me epitomise England’s Green … Continue reading

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A Thousand Fragments Of Mother Sea

Mideer is into another trance, set off by a puff of ‘dust’. But where is she, so soon delivered there? As she says, it’s not the same place as before. And what is her purpose? Hean has said something of … Continue reading

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Following The Thread

Anyone who has followed my fiction will know there are two things that fascinate me: archaeology, and textiles. A recent article (14 July 2016) in UK’s Independent newspaper by their archaeology correspondent, David Keys, snared me on both. Circa 3000 … Continue reading

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He Wears The World

Hean has schemed up a feast—in honour of Mideer though her hosts don’t know it. But he refuses to tell her of what’s to happen ‘lest she arms herself with preconceptions’ . . . Read on As the day of … Continue reading

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A Spot Too Tight

Mideer has successfully come through her first ordeal. And now she knows, at least in outline, what she must do to complete the prophecy to unite the Three Lands. But in the meantime, here she is on the isle of … Continue reading

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Rhapsody In Pink

It needs no introduction . . . except this is a selection of photos taken over the past 6 weeks . . . . Enjoy . . . It’s such a shame I can’t include the scents of these flowers. … Continue reading

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A Confusion of Daughters

Beckoned over a bridge high over a chasm by a mysterious old man, and led to a cave, now Mideer has imbibed a foul-tasting brew. Is it prejudice only that says that doesn’t bode well? . . . Read on. … Continue reading

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The Confusing Case of the Norman Arches

Tuesday 28th June. Up early. Breakfast. Packed lunch. Kit up. Catch bus into Norwich. And another out. I’m heading upriver—the Yare that is. First port of call: Hellington, where I get off the bus. I’ve never been there before. I’m … Continue reading

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