Sonntag, 23. Februar 2014


As this is another grey, occasionally drizzly Sunday I decided NOT to go on a walk today. Instead I looked back through all the photos I took during my blogging hiatus. I had toured the nearby sites of Ancient Britain - the Ridgeway, the Uffington White Horse, Wayland's Smithy, Avebury and West Kennet Long Barrow.

Some of them I have visited on family holidays before and I keep returning to Avebury, which is a mere 20 minute drive away and holds a deep fascination for me, which I can't really explain. I have always felt drawn to burial mounds and monuments and some of my stories are inspired by them. My favourite site is in Schleswig-Holstein, near the Baltic coast in Northern Germany but Avebury certainly comes second!
On the Ridgeway - allegedly Britain's oldest road

Uffington Castle

Head of the Uffington White Horse

Wayland's Smithy

Wayland's Smithy

West Kennet Long Barrow (Silbury Hill in the background)

West Kennet Long Barrow

Sonntag, 16. Februar 2014

Snowdrop Sunday

This Sunday, I drove to nearby Welford Park to visit the famous Snowdrop Beech Woods. I have been there before, two years ago, and always wanted to go back. The glorious weather was a more than welcome break from the relentless rain and storms of the last months. The sunshine gave an eerie transparency to the masses of white petals so the whole ground seemed to be covered with glittering snow and a delicately sweet scent seemed to be in the air ... Spring is definitely on its way!