The View from Here: Clinging to the carousel

the view from here is uncertain but worth fighting for

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So here I sit, on a golden afternoon on this final day of September.  A month gift-wrapped in anticipation which sadly couldn’t deliver on its promises: thwarted by circumstance and the curve balls life throws us sometimes. Continue reading “The View from Here: Clinging to the carousel”

The Lost Gardens of Heligan: an afternoon of history, tranquility and delight

Everywhere there are signs of productivity, passion, history and love

Yesterday Bernie & I visited the Lost Gardens of Heligan.  I have wanted to go there for years – since well before the notion of moving here came into being.  I’ve come close once or twice and it’s never quite happened.  Finally, we’ve managed it – on a balmy afternoon in mid-September when everything colluded to give me an experience to treasure. Continue reading “The Lost Gardens of Heligan: an afternoon of history, tranquility and delight”

Books, lists and challenges – 3 of my favourite things

I told myself that I would not get embroiled in the many enticing challenges that I see everywhere in the book-blogging world.  Just the initial one, I told myself, just the Classics Club.  Plus the few personal ones that I’d set for myself anyway.  Continue reading “Books, lists and challenges – 3 of my favourite things”

The View from Here: new day, new month, new year

The view from here is wide open

It is the first day of September and I have climbed the stairs to a perfect, golden, early-autumn morning.  The cows are back; they’ve returned overnight and are strung lazily across the valley: sturdy calves quieter now: smaller forms of their placid mothers.  Their burnished hides glisten as the sun warms them; their shadows long across the pasture.  Continue reading “The View from Here: new day, new month, new year”