Hatfield House Revisited

We don’t know how many more perfectly autumnal days we’re going to have this year, so we took advantage of the weather and our willing house guest to make the trek to Hatfield House and the adjacent palace and gardens. We especially wanted to photograph the gardens and the maze now that the foliage has reached…

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Life, Death, & Art

  Our wandering took us to a favourite place today, the Watts Chapel and Gallery in Compton. For me, this is a place of pilgrimage on many levels. There are labyrinths and pilgrim crosses to be seen, great (gluten free) cakes to be eaten, and interesting art exhibits to be experienced. We always enjoy ourselves,…

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Lovely London!

London is just up the road from us, but it usually takes an out-of-town visitor to lure me into the city. Today I met up with good friends from the US for a day of gentle wandering and exploration. The River Thames has been a major artery for as long as London has been a…

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Innerleithen

The Tweed River valley is lush, green, and rich with history and tradition. Today we explored two places that seem to draw this community together. St. Ronan’s Well is just up the road from the Glede Knowe Guest House where we are staying. A natural spring, legend has it that it was created when St Ronan…

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Holy Island

We are still on Iona, feeling blessed to be here for so long. Unfortunately for my career as a blogger, our internet connectivity has been patchy at best. Sometimes though letting go is the best thing possible, as I’ve been able to go deep within. I have stories to tell, but they may have to…

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Pilgrim’s Delight

We are on our way to Scotland, and our day was a pilgrim’s delight — beautiful weather, good companionship (each other!) and three distinct and meaningful destinations: Our first stop was at Wing to walk their little turf labyrinth on the edge of the village green. From there we headed north to Brontë Country where…

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Sweden’s National Day

We spent our last day in Gotland (last Saturday, but I’ve fallen a bit behind) driving to the southern tip of the island to attend a special event at the Bottarve Farm Museum. In celebration of National Day of Sweden (on 6 June), staff and volunteers dress in traditional dress to serve homemade baked goods and…

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Sun, Sea, and Sky

I just can't get enough of the sun, sea, and sky here on Gotland. The peace of the island and my joy at being in this beautiful place is permeating my bones. The fact that we are also walking labyrinths every day deepens the peace even more.  

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Exploring Gotland

A nigh unto perfect day for exploring and labyrinth walking yesterday… the sun was out, the wind was easing, and spring is in its prime here on Gotland. It was a day of discovery, reunion, and surprise. We started our morning with a walk up along the cliffs overlooking the Trojaborg and the sea, then…

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Labyrinth Search

We drove up to the north end of Gotland to see two of the old labyrinths, at Hallshuk and Othem, and to search for a newer one that we had only heard about. The lushness of the scenery and the soft peace of the Landscape were profound. The lilacs are in bloom all over the…

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