Browsing All posts tagged under »Devon«

Lady of the Mountain

August 24, 2012


O ROWAN tree, O rowan tree! thou’lt aye be dear to me! Intwined thou art wi’ mony ties o’ hame and infancy. Thy leaves were aye the first o’ spring, thy flowers the simmer’s pride; There was na sic a bonnie tree in a’ the country side. Carolina Oliphant It is late August on Dartmoor […]


June 2, 2012


“I am a Captain, but as they are ten a-penny, and I had a very undistinguished & brief career at the front ( I was shot down by Richthofen in January 1917 & POW till the  middle of December 1918) I do not normally use the rank” Oscar Grieg, is not someone you will have […]


September 10, 2011


Red cliffs. That is unusual. Not the white cliffs of Vera Flynn, of England. Red cliffs. It is an unfamiliar route, a different return. It is home drawing closer, but not home. Contrasts follow at every turn. Retuning to your country, your place of residence, for nearly forty years, is usually straight forward. You reach […]