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 ledContinue reading “Pearl Emmaline”

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,,