Tag Archives: England

The Darkling Thrush: Patrick Hawes


Patrick Hawes’ newsletter just dropped into my email box and a link to his site led me to this rendition of his The Darkling Thrush.  It is such a beautiful and haunting song, I wanted to share it with you.  … Continue reading

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Walking on Lindisfarne


I posted a picture last Sunday of this fossil I came across on Lindisfarne or Holy Island as it is also known, which lies in the North Sea just off the coast of Northumberland. I took the picture during my one week stay, the week before Easter last year (2011). Continue reading

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Stop the UK Government Selling Off Public Woodlands!


One of the UK Government’s ‘good ideas’ for saving money is to sell off public woodlands into the private sector. This has quite rightly caused an uproar amongst those who have fought for many years to protect not just woodlands, but all of the beauty that makes the British Isles such an attraction to peoples of all nations. Selling off public woodlands will endanger the englishness of England, the scottishness of Scotland, the welshness of Wales and the irishness of Ireland and let’s not forget the ‘islandness’ of all of the isles off the coast of Britain, each with their unique character.
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