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We have retired to our room for the night, relishing the last ten hours of being in this country. Bellies full, and Rob just finished in a bath with lavender scented bubbles (made locally), and is now editing a few of this afternoons photos for this post.
My senses are still thrumming with the vibrance of this evening.
Our first meal on English soil - eaten after a three-hour walk in the countryside - meant we splurged and ordered the ...
Viewed the prehistoric setting of Stonehenge and later the Roman Baths in get this the city of Bath (makes sense huh). But Bath is also a Georgian city with extensive architecture built largely during the 17th and 18th century.
Stonehenge is actually small, but it is remarkable that people without the wheel or equipment with which to hoist could have developed this place. These stones were moved over many miles before placement.
... in their backyard for fun. So although looks like it was made in the Middle Ages and had restored but in fact it is not very old at all. The castle is on the top of the hill so we had a lovely stroll up to it stopping to pick blackberries and avoid stinging nettles along the way. Jane and Ken had packed another delicious picnic which we enjoyed on the grass near the castle - even the ...
I was fortunate to have been surrounded by Scandinavian, efficient cleanliness and thoughtful décor in my childhood homes. I associated order and harmony with safety and love. As an artist the visual impact of places is primary, with aroma a close second. Yet alongside this basic formative experience, a fear of the opposite took up residence deep in my psyche.
About 12 years ago I became of aware of it in a general way. ...
... and the
support of good people. Leaving structured religion and an incompatible
marriage, actively being the healing agent in the curing of my depression had
all been momentous and required courage. But this, this was something
previously unthinkable, something completely outside my comfort zone, and I had
left no real safety net. If I had, let’s say a house, a portable job, or ...