In this valley that knows nothing but sorrow and hail I marched battered, hands over skull to salvage my brain. They said take that bridge to the...

The Clerembeax Palace Hotel and Spa – Martini Moments

The beautiful Downshire village of Clerembeax St Giles was situated to the west of Abbeyvale located between Grace Hill and Bushy Down and on the outskirts was the Clerembeax Palace Hotel and Spa.

Downshire Diary – (66) Nanook of the North (Part 02)

Her house was up in Tipton, although she was rarely in it as she spent more time living in hotels than she did her house so it had never felt like home to her, but she thought it might if she had someone to share it with but Neil had a nice cottage in Brocklington and that would also be lovely so when he replied.


You know me. You know why I came here crying like others came before me through their deserts and forests. How long have I been crying without...

Downshire Diary – (66) Nanook of the North (Part 01)

Neil Etherington was an average man approaching his thirtieth birthday not that he was a bad looking man, he wasn’t, but he wasn’t stunning, sexy or buff, he was strictly middling but his girlfriend
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Confronting Demons

When tempests batter Down your door, Thieves of pain skulk In secret corners, Their chains rattling Deepest anxieties, Dig deep down To those roots,...

Mission Impossible!

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] [Last Sunday was Pentecost Sunday] Mission Impossible: go out – eleven disciples poor, without...

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,

Promise of the Rainbow

The Ark The Lord said, every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. The same day were all the fountains of...