Pearl Emmaline

Many years ago I traced my mom’s ancestry back to the 12th century, to a town called Redesdale, UK, and to the Sherriff of Redesdale. Interesting! I also discovered a tangle of intrigue and politics – three castles in Northumberland, and one of them (Prudhoe) full of Scottish, English, French intermarrying. Fascinating! These folks led […]

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A dear friend once gave me an Iona stone – the “green eye”. And I fell in love with the island without yet having been there…. (Photos by Warren Lynn, who gave me the stones)

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Grey Mare’s Tail

I’ve not yet been to Scotland (although it is threaded through my DNA), but when I saw footage of Grey Mare’s Tail on tv, it affected me quite powerfully! So I had to write about it. One day I will see the falls for myself : )   (Photos from,,

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