…Bankhead Moss is just behind the @ThePeatInn
Today has been a good day. Sunset on Bankhead Moss, Fife.
‘Two curlews over peat bank’ #IntoThePeatlands @BirlinnBooks
The peat banks are just behind the village on the Isle of Struay
1945. Having sacrificed in two world wars but been refused an alcohol license returning service personnel from Ness in Lewis built their own drinking ‘bothan’. #IntoThePeatlands @BirlinnBooks
On the last evening of summer on Flanders Moss, a metamorphosis…
When you have the Stag Bakeries van who needs the Great British Bake Off?
Today I saw Claire Tomalin @edbookfest her biography of Charles Dickens is my favourite.
“…All the way, the road had been among moors and mountains with huge masses of rock, which fell down God knows where, sprinkling the ground in every direction, and giving it the aspect of the burial place of a race of giants. Now and then we passed a hut or two, with neither window nor chimney, and the smoke of the peat fire rolling out at the door. But there were not six of these dwellings in a dozen miles; and anything so bleak and wild, and mighty in its loneliness, as the whole country, it is impossible to conceive. Glencoe itself is perfectly terrible…” Dickens, July 1841
The peatlands are different, mailbox outside Isle of Lewis croft.