Tag Archives: Bassenthwaite

Solstice Story

‘Midsummer’ – allegedly. In solstice terms, yes: in practical terms, there’s a long way to go yet with the good weather! We hope. Even for the UK: A nice story from some readers of my books in the UK. “We … Continue reading

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Fire Safety: Pause for Thought

This week’s news gives pause for thought. Firstly, for the souls who perished in both the London tower block fire and in the appalling forest fire in our newly adopted home country of Portugal. We cannot begin to imagine what … Continue reading

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“Hello Cobbers….”

Today’s Gallery Theme: On Your Hands (Look carefully – that actually is two different guys…) “Hello Cobbers…” – no, he didn’t actually say that. But we had the unexpected surprise of having a guest at the gymnastics center for a … Continue reading

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Ar ei Ben ei Hun yn y Ty (Home Alone!)

Sorry – showing off my limited knowledge of Welsh whilst I’m still here. Dave has shot off to Cumbria in our ancient truck (fingers crossed it keeps going!) for a last visit to his mum before we return to USA, and … Continue reading

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Guardian Angels say ‘Its OK to be Gay…’

So Dave and I got to Cumbria (UK) with no travel probs in the snow, and yesterday afternoon I took him back to Bassenthwaite, a magical place where our group of stalwart touring acrobats received some sort of divine guidance from – … Continue reading

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Alone Together

It was tough seeing our kids head off back to USA with just Dave and I remaining in Wales for a while longer. But it quickly hit us that we spend so much time interacting with other people that we … Continue reading

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Remembrance – A Special Post

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. A time for reflection: a time for thanksgiving for the quality of life which we enjoy, thanks to the past sacrifices of others. I can remember in school, back … Continue reading

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“All…” Can be Revealed!

Yes. Jeremy from ‘Fishvan’ (see bottom right for links!) has done another brilliant job: There’s no book out there to go with it yet, but editing is in progress. This third one, which is half the size of the others (phew!), … Continue reading

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Special Places – Bassenthwaite

On with the story then! I started off by saying that we had some incredible experiences, and it all started in Oak Ridge Tennessee. It pretty much wound up as a disaster at the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland, where one of … Continue reading

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