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Here Before (2021) BBC2, BBC iPlayer, written and directed by Stacey Gregg.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001f7wn/here-before Reincarnation isn’t such a big deal if you’re the Dalai Lama, Buddhist, or many other religions that believe the afterlife comes back to haunt you, but for ten-year-old Megan (Niamh Dornanin) in contemporary Northern Ireland it could be problematic. Her parents, a young couple, Chris (Martin McCann) Marie (Eileen O’Higgins) have moved next door to Laura (Andrea Riseborough), Brendan (...

trance night initiation 6

nighttime i listen to the beats on the radio 6 tv trance falls into place ta tatate tatate tatate ta tatatate tatate taataa repeat repeat and the words not always quite the same they seem the same but listen close and smallchange changes change changing upstairs in my bed i beat out trance with right han and keft hand (i am righthanded) I beat out the beats of trance and my words come up likea printout of my mind upon the beating drum the...

AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND BY EWAN LAWRIE: A REVIEW

Available right now on Amazon, At the Back of the North Wind by ABCTales' very own Ewan Lawrie: https://tinyurl.com/5x6x829t At The Back Of The North Wind is the third instalment of Moffat's adventures. He returns to the land of his birth to seek out answers to questions surrounding his origins. Meetings with old friends and foes ensue, before a final denouement that is both shocking and gruesome. If a ripping yarn is your thing this is for you...

Mountain streams of Africa

He was born in the summer of his 27th year Coming home to a place he'd never been before He left yesterday behind him you might say he was born again You might say he found a key for every door He climbed cathedral mountains he saw silver clouds below He saw everything as far as you can see I know you'd be a poor man if you never saw an eagle fly I've seen it raining fire in the sky The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullaby ~ ~ o...

The Secret Genius of Modern Life, BBC 2, BBC iPlayer, presenter Professor Hannah Fry, Series Producer, Eileen Inkson and Director James Howard.

1.1 Bank Card. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001f1td/the-secret-genius-of-modern-life-series-1-1-bank-card My dad never owned a bank card. I’m taking it for granted if he didn’t, my mum didn’t either. He got paid in cash, a brown envelope (not so) full of notes and coins. A slip of paper inside with the amount paid and tax deducted. The bank card seen off hard cash. With many banks closing, used mainly by elderly customers, elegies to...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 11 Nov 2022 Poem of the Week goes to 'Legacy' by Ciadish. This beautiful meditation on loss has both warmth and hope and has struck a chord with a number of readers, including me. I'm sure it will continue to resonate with many more: Legacy | ABCtales Story of the Week is the start of another of Mac Ashton's hugely enjoyable romps, 'One Night At Kedasi'. We're also promised a return visit by some of the characters...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Poem of the Week goes to 'Legacy' by Ciadish. This beautiful meditation on loss has both warmth and hope and has struck a chord with a number of readers, including me. I'm sure it will continue to resonate with many more: Legacy | ABCtales Story of the Week is the start of another of Mac Ashton's hugely enjoyable romps, 'One Night At Kedasi'. We're also promised a return visit by some of the characters from 'The First Ambassador To Crustacea',...

before trance 6

Memoies from 56 years back mother driving feeding ponies lumps of sugar from my right hand car cartel mattels barbie cindy tressy turn the lock hair comes up and down sue had plaits and siobhain and malchi macsweeney are cousins of the vegan Scottish haggis mkar First poet of scotland fergusson edwin morgan TELLY j ohn logiee Baird Helnsburgh museum I am not there I am nowhere near I am in a house there is a piano and Mrs Anne Faires my mothers...

Billy Connolly (2020 [2019]) Tall Tales & Wee Stories

I’m not a big fan of Billy Connolly, but I do know how to spell the Big Yin’s name. The funny thing is never that funny. I think I’ve already told you the tale of a pal of mine, a taxi driver, she could be quite opinionated. She was driving him to Drymen and he was talking some pish about Scotland and she left him at the side of the road. He’d the last laugh by becoming a national icon like the Queen Mother but with a beard and Parkinsonism. She...

trance -exmouth old women trance 5

Entrance the old days Birth Canal trance in the old time steps of a small place dancing 'I see an old wifie share certs in one hand a gun in the other' (adrian mitchell poet) Molly Maggison didn't rate london much Bunch of nincompoops who do they think they are I'm worth ten of them an so is my family dead and alive A local bird feathering her nest Foreign birdies too 'bibbly babbly tralaa lala say prayers musical chairs make loads of Dosh' yes...

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