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Back on the Celtic Ray

Back in Glasgow The light The buildings have a new feel Sight Texture I’ve been touched by the Celtic Ray (the Awen) ‘Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and WalesI can hear the mothers’ voices calling“Children, children, children”Listen Jimmy! I want to go home.Listen Jimmy! … Continue reading

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Skye

Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing Onward the sailors cry Carry the lad that was born to be king O’er the see to Skye.  So goes the first verse of the Skye boat song and Skye is … Continue reading

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Stirling to Skye – a run through the Scottish highlands

The Wallace monument stands tall looking across the Forth River at Stirling Castle.  The Scots watching the English, the English watching the Scots as it has been for centuries.  Back at Berwick upon Tweed tale had told how that city … Continue reading

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Glasgow and people 

A hundred and fifty years ago Glasgow was the second city of the empire A centre of heavy industry such as shipbuilding and textile manufacture A centre of design, typified by the Glasgow architecture.  But a century or so later Glasgow … Continue reading

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A Renewal

Cyclone Storm Rain Flood Then from the destruction and devastation Renewal The water in the rives and waterfalls flow The land brown and bare only weeks previous now an emerald green The birdlife active In the trees and on the ground … Continue reading

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Boys Big Bike Bash in Tassie

    It was a boys big bike bash looping Tassie like it was a race track Roaring bikes From the cold damp west coast Misty wet Queenstown settled in the heart of the wild west coast windy roads in … Continue reading

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Melbourne can be a little different

As the rest of Australia Swelters In Melbourne has a top to day of 19c As the Lunar New Year Celebrations draw to the end There was Chinese dancing at Victoria Market With traditional music and movement Then in a change … Continue reading

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