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Quote of the day — welcome to my little piece of quiet

A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor. -Alexander Smith Image credit: “Scotland” by Moyan Brenn is licensed under CC by 2.0 via Quote of the day — welcome to

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Secrets of Carreg Cennen Revealed – living+eucatastrophe

Carreg Cennen, a twelfth-century castle eventually brought to ruin during the War of the Roses, guards the top of a limestone cliff just outside the village of Trap in the Brecon Beacons. At the ba… Source: Secrets of Carreg Cennen

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My Locations at the DragonCon Art Show

Labor Day Weekend is Nerdigras in Atlanta, Georgia! 80,000+ geeks and sundry nerds descend upon 5 downtown Atlanta hotels and have a geekfest. I will, as always, have my beaded jewelry and photoprints at the Dragoncon Art Show, located in the Hyatt, two

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Genesis of a Novel – The Scene List – Part IV

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . I did the next step on Misfortune of Vision (Book 4 of The Druid’s

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A Tour to Kent — kisstortaliving

While London has endless attractions to offer, we thought it would be nice to take a day trip out of the city, and visit southeast England, more specifically, the county of Kent. We booked a tour through Golden Tours, and

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Scotland from Above in High Definition – Isle of Skye to Ben Nevis (HD) – YouTube

Scotland is stunning, that is definitely true. Enjoy the sky-view!

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Trip to Toronto!

I had been to Toronto before, but I don’t remember it. I’m certain I had, as our family went up to a cabin on a lake in Ontario every year. We would drive up from Dearborn, MI, through the Windsor

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Scotland’s Haunted Castles

An excellent post on Scotland’s Haunted Castles by the estimable Carolyn Emerick. http://www.carolynemerick.com/the-archivists-corner/scotlands-haunted-castles **************** Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Stunning, Strange and

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Achill Island, Ireland – Island of Memories

Achill Island is the largest island off the coast of Ireland

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Jervaulx – the Forgotten Abbey

The Forgotten Abbey   Yorkshire is lush with ruined abbeys, golden bones left over from Henry VIII’s rampage across the religious landscape of England.  Nestled among it’s rolling dales you can find Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Ripon Abbey,

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The Magical Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye in Scotland is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides. It has a varied and unique landscape, and is a fantastic place for hiking. It is one of my favorite places in the world, as there is so much to see and do in such a small area.

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Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne, Northern Ireland

Mussenden Temple is a library situated on a cliff edge in County Derry, Northern Ireland. The beach it looks over was used in filming the Game of Thrones (when Melisandre burnt the Seven Gods). It was built in 1785, as

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Loch Ness

Loch Ness – a place of mystery and magic!

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Top Ten Things to do around Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland

It isn’t easy to get to, being on the Orkneys in the North Sea, but it is well worth a trip

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Trip Report Rehash – Ireland and England, 1996

It has been almost 20 years since I first traveled away from America, my first real vacation anywhere. Certainly it was the first one I had planned, and the first one as an adult. It was a lot better than

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