Tag Archives: National Trust

The Cabin: Shadows and Little Views

Memory is strange. Sometimes we remember an event or situation, and after years of being convinced of its truth, we suddenly realise it never actually happened – or not as we thought, anyway. Or something that did happen might completely … Continue reading

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Seachange: A Brief North Devon Roadtrip

January 31, 2014. The last day of (apparently) the wettest January in UK since records began. Waking up to yet another day of grey skies and rain, yet another day of being unable to walk and work outside – I … Continue reading

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to the estuary… busy doing nothing

Hazy sunlight, scents of earth and leaf – the air around me is mild, warm and damp and a few birds are twittering quietly. I can hear traffic noise as always from across the river. And as always I make … Continue reading

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Time Present and Time Past

I have recently visited two fascinating properties owned by the National Trust. They could not be more different, yet the feelings they aroused in me were quite similar: a pleasant though mildly unsettling mix of detachment and personal involvement, and … Continue reading

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Rockham Bay: artwalking

I could hardly see through the rain and mist as I was driving along, or perhaps it was a heavy layer of cloud that had descended. It was one of those grey sunless days when cold and dampness seep into … Continue reading

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