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Going west - the talking stone

While I was researching the cathedral at St Davids, I came across a couple of legends that caught my fancy. Both of them concern Llechllafar, the talking stone. 517 more words

Symbolism

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Another fantastic dose of folklore from the Isles. Highly recommended reading.

Five things you should know before going to Wales

One of my favourite Welsh words is hiraeth. It’s tricky to translate into English, yet it’s a concept that all travellers can relate to: a deep longing for home. 379 more words

Travel

Cruise Comments

We have enjoyed a number of cruises and decided to end our trip with a twelve day British Isles cruise on Princess.  I think that a cruise vacation is perfect for fun family trips, and it is a great opportunity for diverse friends to enjoy different aspects of their cruise at the same time. 889 more words

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Dublin

Flying to Dublin from Manchester can be as cheap as £8 one way, so naturally I had to go before leaving England. Initially the plan was to go with three of my friends, but when we sat down to book our tickets the return was £80+. 923 more words

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Beggars Banquet

Yesterday, I wrote about money and how it is worth nothing until you exchange it for something else. Today, I want to look at some of the people who didn’t get round to spending what they had while they were alive. 869 more words

British And Brilliant

Why Does it Always Rain on Me?

Today is Saint Swithin’s Day. According to English tradition, if it rains today, it will continue to rain for the next forty days. If it is dry, the weather will stay fine. 732 more words

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Science and Magic

Over the last year, I’ve mentioned so many people who occupy a rather grey area between belief in magic and the beginnings of modern science, that I cannot let today go by without telling you that it is John Dee’s birthday. 1,226 more words

British And Brilliant