Wheat stubble

“We cry to God Almighty, how can we escape this agony? Fool, don’t you have hands? Or could it be God forgot to give you a pair? Sit and pray your nose doesn’t run! Or, rather just wipe your nose and stop seeking a scapegoat.” EPICTETUS, DISCOURSES, 2.16.13 My great great grandparents on my grandmothers... Continue Reading →

Industrial Impermanence

Dungeness beach on the southern English coast is a most interesting place to visit for a number of reasons; it’s officially classified as a desert (yes! Check it out), glorious light from sky and sea, pebbles but no sand, a lighthouse, a nuclear power station, and a brilliant inn selling classic fish & chips. It’s... Continue Reading →

Pompeii men

Naples is a popular stopping point on Mediterranean cruises and our last cruise 5 years ago was no exception. It enables trips to the ancient site of Pompeii where you can spend hours wandering around the cobbled streets and remaining ruins. Cameras click away incessantly and these two statues caught my eye and just cried... Continue Reading →

English hidden treasure in Winchester

A little simple research via Google will tell you that Winchester Cathedral was built in stages between 1079 and1532 and is dedicated to numerous saints, including Saint Peter, Saint Paul, and Saint Swithun. That’s 500 years, and considerably longer than the currently unfinished Basilica Sagrada Família in Barcelona, designed by Gaudi with building having commenced... Continue Reading →

Autumn remnants

There’s not much left of autumn’s "decorations" now, bare trees having deposited their coloured leaves which have turned to a brown mush on the pavements. The street is well decorated though with twinkling lights of silver and multi colours around doors, windows and small trees, still lit up in the grey morning light. It’s a... Continue Reading →

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