Centenary

“I never get into an aircraft for fun. I aim first for the head of the pilot, or rather at the head of the observer, if there is one.” Manfred von Richthofen I read these cold words last night. It made me pause. Today it is exactly 100 years since the 25 yr old Richthofen, …

Advertisements

Happy New Year

I hope you've had a good time over the festive season. Or at least that you've had time to pause and take a rest. If it was a difficult time for you - then I wish you peace and hope that 2018 brings better things. I had planned to write a blog post at the …

Advent: Christmas Eve

I had to save the best 'til last. We're finishing off the Advent Calendar with the dragon, more specifically the emblem of Wales, The Red Dragon - known in Welsh as Y Ddraig Goch. I'm sure most people are familiar with the Y Ddraig Goch as the flag of Wales with the red dragon passant …

Advent: December 18th

Today's creature is the Bunyip. The Soundcloud clip is here. I've explained in the clip Ellaria read about how I first heard of the Bunyip and so why I chose pink as the shade to describe a legendary swamp monster. I did wonder if the spinners would find this an odd choice of colour though …

Advent – catching up!!!

I've really got behind on posting on here! It's been a busy few days... December 13th - Chimera. Soundcloud clip is here. December 14th; Haggis. Soundcloud clip is here. December 15th; Jackalope. Soundcloud clip is here. December 16th: Yeti. Soundcloud clip is here.

Advent: December 12th

Today's mythical creature is the mermaid. The Soundcloud clip is here. Mermaids - maids of the sea - are hybrid creatures with the top half being a female human and the bottom half of a fish. They are rooted deep in the myths of many cultures for thousands of years. The first known mermaid story …