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Countdown to Christmas for Canines

  Winter knocked on the door of the tall house.   In the forest all was lost except the tiny puppy. The starving dog found a home in the old kennel left by an owner who had moved after the land was sold by the Duke.   The hunting dogs at the Palace were prepared […]
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how to make theatre absurd

  It’s a familiar question.   Tell us a story when you were going about your own business and something completely ridiculous or inexplicable happened. What did you do? I walked into a familiar space with a ticket to a secret show.  The new fashion across our local theatres is to serve up a play […]
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The Joy of St Peter’s

  First, a warning: A lot of what you read here may surprise you. On the surface, it sounds unbelievable. How could something so traditional as a historic church surprise anyone? It is easy to walk by, you know the scenario. A show with heavy marketing, laden down with posters, guided me South. Especially during […]
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Bessa Can’t Dance

  This is part of a novel I am slowly working on that reflects the theme of ‘honey and vinegar’, and looks at the role of kindness from others in building a life.     Her parents had such a lust for life no one was around to pick her up from dance lessons or […]
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Around the Mound

Overheard from a window opening onto Edinburgh Fringe… Debbie did something amazing yesterday and the pain went away.  We be both cried. -How are you feeling? Me? -I feel like I want to tell you all my problems Why? -After you said what you did by trade I am not a practicing therapist though -Who are […]
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Flower Power

I found pressed flowers in the attic during a clear out and these dusty first few pages of a novel that look at the power of a flower in a theatre.   A closer view of the stage can be found here!   The school Jack once studied at stood in Edinburgh like a tombstone in evil grey stone. […]
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Palermo Palms

      Villa Julia in Palermo sits facing the coast and uses the brisk sea air to make the perfect environment for the arid plants that thrive in this botanic garden.  The forest garden techniques of planting vegetation at different levels (the oldest technique of horticulture) are referenced with Palms standing as sky scrapers […]
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Jardín de Aromáticas

Originally posted on Arcilla y fuego:
Placas para plantas aromáticas Placas para plantas aromáticas Placas para plantas aromáticas Placas para plantas aromáticas Placas para plantas aromáticas Placas señalizadoras Conjunto de placas cerámicas destinadas a señalar los distintos grupos de plantas en un jardín de aromáticas situado en la provincia de Guadalajara. Arcilla roja decorada con…

Camden Calling

  Camden is a part of London that swings so much the tube station closes periodically to incoming passengers just because it is too busy.  There are plans to expand the railway platforms but this will mean moving some of the iconic buildings that adorn Camden High Street.  This is currently my block as I […]
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Unblogged

  It’s just as well the visitor is thrust into the mix as I had lost my muse, couldn’t get my hands on the keyboard and the white page had been staring me back in the face for a while.  I wandered through woods of Headington Hill, a part of Oxford Brookes University campus, looking […]
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