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The books we read shape the way we live

The books we read, the stories we immerse ourselves in, give us an imagination for how to live the rest of our lives. So, when I come across one that shows me a better way to live, I cherish it. 587 more words


What Wednesday means to us

Well it’s been a few days since the new Avengers has hit theatre screens and as there are many comic book and movie fans amongst our number, it is no surprise that we’ve all seen – some of us more than once. 344 more words

General Thoughts

The 2 Rs: Reading and Riding

A Journey into Scotland  :  Epilogue and Bibliography

To all intents and purposes my journey ended in Malton. I did ride from there to Huddersfield but have few memories and no pictures. 1,622 more words

A Journey Into Scotland

Swallows and Amazons

‘What’re you reading?” an older man on the SkyTrain asked me one day. I held the book out to him.

“What’s it about?”

“It’s about this group of kids who sail to an island and live there.” 167 more words


Swallows and Amazons at Bristol Old Vic (Exeunt Review)

Swallows and Amazons, back for a second time at the Bristol Old Vic, is quite simply charming. Highly reminiscent of the BBC’s adaptation of E. Nesbit’s Five Children and It, this is a show that takes one back to the England people fantasise of when purchasing ‘traditional, wooden’ Christmas decorations of rocking horses and flower fairies. 564 more words


Still looking for Swallowdale

In this month’s Lakeland Walker magazine (Jan/Feb 2015) there’s a fine piece by Ronald Turnbull on looking for Swallowdale.

He starts by looking on Blawith Fells and concludes that Swallowdale isn’t there. 655 more words

First steps on Peel Island

One of the key locations in Swallows and Amazons is the secret harbour on Wild Cat Island. It’s also one of the relatively few cases where the real-world original is easily and unambiguously identifiable; it’s on Peel Island in Coniston Water. 1,097 more words