I’ve never been one of those people who ‘hates’ a particular season. Instead I enjoy the variety brought by the turning of the year: the cold winter frosts; the moist burgeoning of spring; and the intense heat of summer. 336 more words
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With such a huge range of art by some very talented artists on offer, it isn’t easy to pick out favourites from Artists Open Studios, but I wanted to highlight the work of two artists whose work I particularly loved for their sense of place. 378 more words
When I first read Bridget Jones’ Diary, I remember being intensely frustrated by the title character. Why, I wondered, if she wanted to lose weight, quit smoking, and cut back on the amount of alcohol she drank, didn’t she commit to taking positive action towards one or more of these goals? 457 more words
In honour of Saint Patrick’s day, I’m sharing a prayer traditionally attributed to the ‘Apostle of Ireland’, Saint Patrick’s breastplate.
Tradition tells that Patrick was a young Briton of Roman extraction who in the fifth century was kidnapped by pirates and spent six years as a slave in Ireland. 445 more words
What are you meant to do if you uncover archaeological remains when you’re digging foundations or landscaping? For centuries, the approach was pragmatic: “finders keepers”, and site bosses didn’t want the hassle and delay of calling in the archaeologists. 340 more words