I like the idea of a world-spanning blog. I like it even more when it features the wonderful web dressings and the fascinating town of Eyam. Thank you
I didn’t write a word this week, but I did top up my creative well with a powerful mixture of present beauty and past heroism.
I spent an exhausting but productive few days in darkest Derbyshire, sorting out family stuff with my brother and mother. In a fit of optimism I took my laptop and all my notebooks, but brought them back with me unopened. I had plenty of time to think about story, though, as I sat in traffic jam after traffic jam, because late June is Well Dressing time in the Peak District, and people were out in their droves to visit and take photographs.
In rural Derbyshire, the tradition of decorating wells, springs and other water sources using designs created from flower petals and plant material dates back to the 1300s. It began as a pagan practice to…
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