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St Peter and St Paul church, Church Warsop, Nottinghamshire

St Peter and St Paul church at Church Warsop, Nottinghamshire, has been providing spiritual aid for those who have been involved in farming, limestone quarrying, coal mining, and other industries for about 1,000 years. I happen to drive past this church quite by accident and what a lovely building it is. 

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Greek mythology story of Narcissus

This blog was inspired by David McNeil poem about Greek mythology of Narcissus. I wanted to know more about the Greek mythology story and how this is very appropriate to many in today’s society. Read more

Matthew Hedges, university student or spy?

I’ve been following the case of Matthew Hedges, the Durham PhD student who was jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates. With all the newspapers in the world covering the story,  yet I still have my doubts about his innocence.

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Istrain Kažun, Derbyshire

Istrain Kažun

The strange dry stone shelter located on the Tissington trail near Parsley Hay, Peak District of Derbyshire with it’s corbelled roof (also referred to as a hidden or false doom), is a traditional building in the Istrain Penninsula of north west Croatia.

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Plato

Ecology in Ancient Greece

Before beginning my research on ancient environmentalists, I wondered who actually invented the term Ecology? As you know I love to research and found out it was in 1866 when German biologist Ernst von Heckel used the term Ecology and wrote it in the book of Generelle Morphologie der Organismen. He applied the term oekologie to the “relation of the animal both to its organic as well as its inorganic environment.” The word comes from the Greek oikos, meaning “household,” “home,” or “place to live.”, as stated in the encyclopaedia Britannica.

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David Hockney - A Bigger Picture

David Hockney

David Hockney was born in 1937 in Bradford UK, a multi-talented artist who is unclassifiable and regularly changing style, even technique. “I am an artist who does not fall into any category; the art world never knows where to put me.”  Read more

Caravaggio - Boy Bitten by a Lizard

National Gallery March Day Two visit

This is day two visit of the National Gallery in London. I’ve decided to visit over two days, so not to rush my visit, but to bask in the absolute beauty of the paintings. Each time I have visited I find something different in the permanent collection. So with nothing more to say here are my favourite paintings.

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Cecilia Kaoru

Cecilia Kaoru

I’ve been following the Japanese artist Cecilia Kaoru for nearly a year on LinkedIn and in those years, we have struck up a mutual friendship. Cecilia artwork is more than art in it’s self, it’s somewhat of a philosophy of nature the indifferent subsistence and isolation in regards to each other. The tones and complexities of colours used, is a wash of orient with swills and dabs, it’s musical. Read more

Gretna Green the history of anvil weddings.

Gretna Green Wedding History

My wife and I have been married for over 17 years so visiting Gretna Green blacksmith smithy on the way up to Scotland for our holiday could be construed as a little too late, but what the heck, a toilet stop was needed. Read more

Phyllida Barlow Sculpture

Phyllida Barlow

Since the late 1960’s, British artist Phyllida Barlow has developed a practice that is grounded in an anti monumental tradition. Her often brightly coloured sculptures are made of readily available materials such as cardboard, cement and plaster, polystyrene, timber and paint. These inexpensive materials are then transformed through layering, accumulation and careful combination to create large scale pieces. Read more

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