Falconry in the Wind

“Why don’t you take your birds to shows?” she asked me. Falconry is actually not displaying birds at shows. The obvious problem with falconry as a display is that these birds are trained to chase down and kill small things, often other birds. So, if James was actually to fly his best bird the firstContinue reading “Falconry in the Wind”

Hartlebury Castle (The Bishop’s Palace)

The land that Hartlebury Castle sits on was granted to the Bishop of Worcester by King Burghred in the late 9th century, although the foundations of the building that now stands here are believed to date back to the 13th century.  Since the 12th century, it has been a centre of ecclesiastical and administrative powerContinue reading “Hartlebury Castle (The Bishop’s Palace)”

BRISTOL HARBOUR FESTIVAL 2018

For many people the Bristol Harbour festival is an opportunity to celebrate the heart of the beautiful city, and the harbour itself. In 1802, famous architect William Jessop proposed installing a dam and lock at Hotwells to create the floating harbour and a £530,000 scheme was approved by Parliament. Construction began in May 1804 andContinue reading “BRISTOL HARBOUR FESTIVAL 2018”

What About Raymond Carver?

Though Raymond Carver published only a handful of books in his lifetime, he is often considered one of the great American short story writers. Debate still exists as to whether to consider Carver a minimalist for his frequent use of sparse language, a voice of the working class for his commitment to ‘ordinary’ characters, orContinue reading “What About Raymond Carver?”

Woman’s weekly research

    Grandparent stalking: Woman’s weekly research Task = follow someone in the age range that we are aiming to research (60+). Look at their behaviour, demeanour and what they look like and make a short life bio on your observations. Struggled to do this task I felt like a criminal; And I’m guessing must haveContinue reading “Woman’s weekly research”

Listening to Alexis Deacon

Listening to Alexis Deacon born in New York this award-winning illustrator and writer loves storytelling “I always knew I was going to be in illustrator because sharing and trying to communicate was so important to me. understanding of the stories help us to do that” Alexis’s number one tip for writers: “start as close toContinue reading “Listening to Alexis Deacon”

Travel journal

An Oxford education A captured and stolen history can be found in Oxford. Its museums, galleries and universities; pool, collate, and collect culture. Its own British Empire heritage and that of its once discovered or conquered limits. All boxed and viewed in glass. It holds it up showing it off and in its own wayContinue reading “Travel journal”

4 hours Wyre-ed

   Took a long autumn walk today for my 4 hours Artist Date. The Wyre Forest is so beautiful in the early morning light. Which also provided some interesting shots and solitary moments. We love bringing our children to Wyre Forest. We’ve visited a number of times and thoroughly enjoyed the forest walks on bothContinue reading “4 hours Wyre-ed”