Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Thunder Never Fades – A Tribute to Lemmy

I never met you, Lemmy, But I gazed at you in awe You were one of those rare people To possess the lion’s roar. You growled and sang of Overkill You made the world your stage Your music and your … Continue reading

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Silent Night, Holy Light?

This is the single most evocative photograph I’ve ever seen of Stonehenge, and it was taken in the early hours of Christmas Day, 2001. I have other details in my correspondence with Professor Yoshida and from my own experiences of … Continue reading

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Smoke on the Water, a Fire in the Sky – the Incandescent Demise of Boleskine House

When I was a child in the 1960s, I was fascinated by Loch Ness and by the stories of the monster that was said to live in its murky depths. One of my uncles, who lived in Scotland, used to … Continue reading

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Whether or not we choose to celebrate Christmas, it’s inevitable that we each have a favourite aspect of this time of year, something that’s either real or else hoped for. We rarely have a white Christmas here in Britain, but … Continue reading

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For Aynslie – Hail to the Stonehenge Gods 2015

I don’t write about Stonehenge in public to the degree that I once did, but the ruins on Salisbury Plain remain a constant source of wonderment for me and as such, they’re never far from my thoughts. There has been … Continue reading

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“If coincidences are just coincidences, why do they feel so contrived?”

The last thing I listened to last night before I went to sleep was the song “I’m Not Like Everybody Else“, because I’d recently been reminded of it when I’d heard it at the end of an episode of The … Continue reading

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Lily Partridge

I was deeply saddened yesterday when I learned of the untimely death of Lily Partridge, pictured above, the young woman who collapsed and died after being injured in a rugby match on Sunday, at North Tawton in Devon. My daughter … Continue reading

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