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Leigh and the Land

One of the best ways of coming to understand a culture is though experiencing its festivals and celebrations.  That must be as true of England as of anywhere. Of course an English village fete isn’t Siena’s Palio or Pamplona’s bull … Continue reading

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Lazy Saturday Afternoons

I’ve been caught rather by surprise just how much pleasure I get from seeing cricket played on the village green.  It is somehow very reassuring, conveying a sense of continuity and steadfastness. It may not be the blacksmith thundering in … Continue reading

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