• Where We Are

    You are here now

    In “The Go Between” a novel by L. P. Hartley is the oft quoted “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there”. In the book’s prologue the hero chances on his diary as a thirteen year old in…

  • Family

    Booking for Friends

    Please include your contact details (email, mobile number ), when you would like to visit. Sunday to Saturday for WILLOW , plus any additional comments or requests. If we don’t get back to you you can ring or text us on…

  • Willow

    Booking Request

    Please include your contact details (email, mobile number & address ), when you would like to visit. Saturday to Saturday for ROBIN, Sunday to Sunday for WILLOW , your party size ( 1 to 6 ) how many are adults /…

  • Opinions

    The road to ‘EUR’

    Fascism was substantially the cause of two world wars in Europe in the 20th century. The EU was formed to reduce the chances of that ever happening again. It is appalling to see the rise of this primeval and destructive force…

  • Northern-Rust

    Grianan in 1878

    About three miles from Derry, on the summit of a small mountain eight hundred feet high, overlooking the Foyle and Swilly, and commanding a magnificent view of the hills and valleys of county Donegal for miles around, has stood for several…

  • Grainan of Aileach
    Northern-Rust

    Grianan of Aileach

    Many of the sites you find on the web describing Grianán of Aileach present a different mix of information on this beautiful and mystical location so I have tried to provide a brief but broader description and timeline. I also have…

  • Hegemony-Wars

    Zhang Huan in Florence

    This exhibition in Florence in October 2013 was very impressive, and one which we were lucky enough to visit. The backdrop of the city of Florence spread out below the Forte di Belvedere was spectacular. In 2006 Zhang took up sculpture…

  • Opinions

    Fakers, Frauds & Falsehoods

    There are potentially two broad sources of fake or false news. The first is propaganda, a deliberate targeted piece of information. The second is poor quality analysis with sloppy thinking and although this is frequently false and dangerous it tends to…

  • Opinions

    Fires being fanned again..

    I have been pondering recently a personal question I have asked myself many times since I first read in depth about the rise of fascism in general and the Nazis in particular in the 1930's. Would I have the courage and…

  • Hegemony-Wars

    Carl Sagen’s last warning 1997

    "We've arranged a society based on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power, sooner or later, is going to blow up in our faces. I mean, who is…

  • Where We Are

    The Book yet to be..

    In 2016 the arrival of the Trump phenomenon in the United States and Brexit in the United Kingdom, and the accelerating irrationality and incoherence they brought with them perturbed me at the time and ever since. In particular it was the…

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