The Clerembeax Palace Hotel and Spa – Father’s Day

Ray Morrison was a trained Physiotherapist and Masseur, who had worked with Yvonne at the Dancingdean Spa, when her husband was still alive, but his role at the Palace also involved training some of the younger ancillary staff as well as using his skills on the guests, but he enjoyed being in Clerembeax, and he had made many friends among the staff, and he also enjoyed taking long walks in the surrounding countryside, when he wasn’t working,

Snippets of Downshire Life – Natural Hobbies

The Finchbottom Vale nestles comfortably between the Ancient Dancingdean Forest to the south and the rolling Pepperstock Hills in the north, and to the east, 15 miles inland from Sharpington-By-Sea, equidistant between the seaside resort and Pepperstock Green was the rambling village of Brookley and at its heart was St Mildred’s Church and Susan Peach, amongst other things published the Parish Magazine, but she was also a Chorister like her cousin Roy.

Snippets of Downshire Life – The Queen’s Birthday Parade

Downshire is a relatively small English county but like a pocket battleship it packs a lot in, a short but beautiful coastline, a channel port, the Ancient forests of Dancingdean and Pepperstock, the craggy ridges and manmade lakes of the Pepperstock Hills National Park, the rolling hills of the Downshire Downs, the beautiful Finchbottom Vale and the home of the Downshire Light infantry, Nettlefield.

The Wind

is a whisper of stirring as it begins to ruffle dormant leaves now shaking with glee-- a garden of trees dissolves into new shapes creating a flush...

Ethiopian de/re-forestation

They cleared the forests to grow more food … Arboreal ‘islands’ remain … believing they are stewards of God’s creation … maybe soon ‘islands’ will expand to link up once more

Those Memories Made on Teardrop Lake – (65) An Indifferent Maiden in Distress (Part 03)

Greg was sitting at the kitchen table when Ellie returned and she looked at him to make sure she had his attention as she stood in the doorway where only he could see her then she turned around and wiggled her bum at him provocatively, Greg stared open mouthed and then when she had finished she walked into the kitchen and gave him a filthy leer just as Amanda walked in “Oh for God’s sake are you two still winding each other up” she barked and went back outside.

Arran's hazy peaks

Arran's hazy peaks lift my spirit as the pink sun sinks into the sea

Those Memories Made on Teardrop Lake – (65) An Indifferent Maiden in Distress (Part 02)

Subsequent visits and tales of woe brought Eleanor to his door, some were truthful and some were fabricated just because she was lonely. He wasn’t really too concerned what the reason was he was just pleased to her.

Largs Town

When I came to Largs town A weight lifted from me People are kind and friendly and the Sun always shined on the sea Until today when it was foggy

The Ocean

is a feral roaring cascade of movement in a waterfall night foaming crests climbing higher and higher then thrusting forward in a frenzy on unclaimed...