Sculpture 33: flight


Putto, St Mary’s, Tenby

And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! (Hamlet Act V Scene 2)

A rather fierce-looking 17th-century putto by the vestry in the south aisle of the chancel in St Mary’s church, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, the counterpart perhaps of this one in St Edmund’s, Crickhowell, Powys

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“A haiku a day” was the height of ambition, the lack of new posts now a source of contrition. So, now  a fresh line gives this blog’s stated mission, an aim which I’m certain will come to fruition! Haiku, doggerel and such in profusion, though not every day, will maintain the illusion…

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Sculpture 32: shield angel

shield angel

One of several angels carrying shields around the stone font, St Mary’s, Tenby, Wales

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Pillar 12: invasion


Commemorative pillar, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Marking the bicentenary of the little-known Last Invasion of Britain in 1797, during the Napoleonic Wars, via the far west corner of Wales; the Welsh, translated, means ‘invasion of the French’


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Portal 43: deceptive


With its delicate tracery this must be a window in a steeple, surely?

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Building 24: shop front


Traditional Victorian shop front of 1863, Aberdovey, Gwynedd
A rare surviving frontage in the popular seaside resort of Aberdyfi, facing Cardigan Bay

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Egg Nog

Originally posted on flojoeasydetox:

The very name “eggnog” sounds magical to my ears, like something Mr Tumnus or Mrs Beaver would serve up to keep out the wintery Narnian chill. Possibly it really does have actual magical properties because not only does one slurp bewitch you into dreaming of the winter holidays, it’s medicinal credentials are as potent as a well crafted restorative spell too. I’m not going to go into the individual benefits of each ingredient. Look them up if you like. Or read Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon. But it’s worth knowing that it’s the combination of ingredients that makes the recipe nutritionally greater than the sum of its parts.

Served cold for breakfast it keeps me going until lunchtime. Served warm (not hot) and whisked to a froth at night and I know I’m in for a good nights sleep. Right now I’m…

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