A Week on the Gower Peninsula. Day 4. A Clifftop Walk to Mewslade Bay.

Walking toward Mewslade Bay. Day 4 of our visit to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Day 1 is here, day 2, here, and day 3, here. Our walk along the Rhossili Beacon had been pretty challenging, so we thought we’d stick to more level ground for the day following our wedding anniversary. The Ordnance …

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A Week on the Gower Peninsula. Day 3. The Challenge Of Rhossili Beacon.

The approach to the hill. On our third day at Rhossili (click here for day 1, here for day 2) we celebrated our wedding anniversary (31 years), so, naturally, we decided to climb Rhossili Beacon, where a force 8 gale was blowing! I took only 273 pictures this time, so selection was a little easier. …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No.2

Beginning the description of books on the list given in post 1, which you’ll find here. On with the info. ‘A Dictionary of Misunderstood Misused Mispronounced Words’ Edited by Laurence Urdang, is the first book on my list of word books to bring to your attention. I’m doing this alphabetically; laziness, I guess, although calls …

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A Week on the #Gower Peninsula. Day 2. A Walk to the Worm’s Head.

Worm's Head from the approach path. On our second day at Rhossili (click here for the post for day 1) we decided to tackle the Worm’s Head. A small rainbow, our waking view of the bay. We woke to a rainbow over the bay: good sign, or bad? Well by the end of the day …

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A Week on the Gower Peninsula. Day 1.

Rhossili Bay under rain clouds. Being a couple of old romantics, Valerie and I like to celebrate our wedding anniversary as part of a holiday. This year, we decided to celebrate 31 years of happy marriage on the Gower Peninsula, Wales, UK, as it’s not too far and we hadn’t been before. Location map here. …

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Why Did I Write Breaking Faith That Way?

It occurred to me recently that I’ve never explained what drove me to write the books I’ve had published. My hope was the intention would be clear from the story. But it seems that’s not very realistic. I know what motivated me, so I can hardly judge how effectively that motivation was transferred to the …

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A Visit to Ashby de la Zouch Castle.

The Castle and grounds. The castle at Ashby de la Zouch is maintained and curated by English Heritage. You’ll find a location map if you click here. The town is about 8 miles (14km) from the M1 in England, where the A42 meets the A511. Part of the ruins. We’d been on a visit to …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No.1

For a few years I’ve been posting about word choice here. It seems timely to let you know the sources for the information and ideas I’ve presented. Before I started writing seriously, which preceded mobile phones, personal computers, and even electronic typewriters, I developed an interest in words: a fascination for the huge variety of …

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God on Trial, by Sabri Bebawi: #BookReview.

This short novel takes an unusual idea (one deserving a lot more attention) and sends it on a fascinating journey. I’ll make it clear now that I’m agnostic, so carry none of the usual religious hang-ups about discussing the force, entity or whatever name you wish to give to the mythical being generically known as …

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A Ramble Around a Faux Druid Temple

Entrance to the Druid Temple. This is a short introduction to a hidden curiosity, with information and some pictures to help anyone intending a visit and to inform those who’ll never make it to this charming spot. The quirky folly known as the Druid’s Temple sits on the Swinton Estate, which lies just over 11 …

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