This hill, it has a meaning that is very important for me, but it's not rational. It's beautiful, but when you look, there's nothing there. But I'd be a fool if I didn't listen to it.
-- Alan Garner.
...I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn...
-- William Wordsworth.
I'm currently mad on visiting Anglo-Saxon and Norman carvings and enjoy the process of drawing them:
and I've been helping digitise the Schools' Collection of the National Folklore Collection of Ireland... you can also at