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Writing re-visited: 'Ribbon of Still Water'

The past beats inside me like a second heart.

John Banville, The Sea

The old Birmingham Canal Navigation day boat Eileen is seemingly, and at first glance, an inanimate lump of wrought iron and new steel, a ‘hole in the water’.

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The Story Of Eileen

Emma Seward, garden wildlife photographer

If you moved to a hamlet named Golden Valley you might expect there would be a treasure trove to be found somewhere.

In Emma Seward’s case it was the abundance of wildlife in the garden of her former canal worker’s cottage. 517 more words


Cromford Canal walk

Today I decided to enjoy the sunshine and walked along the canal from Whatstandwell to Cromford. I think it’s about 4 miles and I had a little picnic halfway :) It’s a very peaceful area, I could only hear the traffic and trains occasionally, and it’s very green and shady. 67 more words

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