A shadow of myself

Late spring, early summer, a lovely time of year to be out walking and taking photos.  I am spoilt by the beautiful Wiltshire landscape which surrounds me. What a colourful world: the newly-chalked white horse on the Cherhill downs demands attention; the patchwork fields of the yellow oil-seed rape against green grass, dazzle the eye;… Read More A shadow of myself

Books, News

Civitella book gets nominated

Dorchester Literary Festival facebook We are thrilled to announce our long list for the Hall & Woodhouse DLF Local Writing Prize. This year we received 70 entries (up from last year’s 53), representing a wide range of fiction and non-fiction including short stories, travel, fantasy, history and crime. Many thanks to our second round judges… Read More Civitella book gets nominated


Leaving a mark

This is a continutation of Record time blog – how we record and preserve our lives, occupations and achievements. I was having a clear out of files and I came across a folder with some images I had mislaid, as  they had not been labelled correctly. Market Lavington, Melksham and Warminster feature this time. A… Read More Leaving a mark


Happy Birthday, Sir Ian

McKellen on stage  80th birthday tour With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You Twenty-eight down, fifty-one to go In an interview last year about his one-man show tour of 80 venues to celebrate his 80th birthday year, Sir Ian McKellen said, ‘This is not a farewell tour – I’m saying hello again.’ And it was wonderful for… Read More Happy Birthday, Sir Ian


Spring walk

On a walk around Steeple Ashton, snowdrops were appearing everywhere, a sure sign that spring is round the corner. I love looking at the interesting buildings in this ancient village with its wool trade past. Down a back lane I came across Cruck Cottage. I was interested in finding out more but it was undergoing… Read More Spring walk