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Seven days to go

Yesterday we mixed the Christmas Cakes (using a Mary Berry recipe) and tied up some loose ends. As the day closed it started to sink in that we only have seven more days with the group. 454 more words

Care Farm

Oh When I was in Love With You

It has been some time since I have used a Housman poem on this blog but the lines from this one have hung around me for the last few days so it needs to be shared. 64 more words

UK

Loveliest of Trees, the Walnut Now*

It has been one of those weeks, the sort that has left Keith incapable of doing much more than boiling water for tea and finding a sunny spot to sit and drink it in.   719 more words

The Perry Farm Chronicles

A Duo of View

Thomas Carlyle
From his Essay on Robert Burns

‘The poet, we cannot but think, can never have far to seek for a subject: the elements of his art are in him, and around him on every hand; for him the Ideal world is not remote from the Actual, but under it and within it nay, he is a poet, precisely because he can discern it there. 922 more words

Literature, Writing

Blue remembered hills

Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows
— A E Housman, A Shropshire Lad

More of this beautiful poem can be found…

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Sorrowful

John Ruskin as a Teacher

October 25, 2016

We usually remember of the great Victorian critic of art, literature, and culture, John Ruskin, for his massive multivolume works: Modern Painters… 381 more words

John Ruskin

Photograph of the Month

This month’s photograph shows Andrew Sydenham Farrar Gow (1886–1978). A classical scholar, ASF Gow was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1911 but spent the years 1914 to 1925 as the Assistant Master of Eton College. 121 more words

Photograph