The summer of historical reality

It’s been a while, but summer is a good time to take in historical realities on a practical level. When my four year-old told me I was banned from going in churches with a camera, I knew that perhaps, I’d done one cathedral too many for his liking. However, being in the Pays Cathare, for…

A Fortuitous Fortnight

They say it never rains but it pours – would this count as one of the worst opening lines ever? Try this for a writing exercise. Jot down the worst opening line ever. You’ll be surprised how difficult this is, once you put your mind to it. In the beautiful grounds of the National Trust…