Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Stretching the imagination

Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night

Bread and scones made this morning, and some gardening this afternoon.  Our local garden centre, has advertised online all their new vegetable plants for sale, so I ordered some, he delivers round here.  I had different plans for this year, moving away from this house but now we are all stuck in limbo and so I must stay.  I started digging the small patch where I had planted potatoes last year, and got some more new ones out of the ground, an added bonus.
As a bread maker the need for yeast is important, nothing much online, so I scouted around the sourdough videos.  Watched with shocked horror this artisan chef make his loaf over surely must be a whole day.  He kept coming back and turning the dough from four directions, very precise.

Palm Sunday last Sunday, and it made me remember walking up Solsbury Hill on Good Friday years ago, it is a good walk up a steep hill but I met all these people walking up with a very large cross.  All happy and talking to me as well.  The second photo is of a maze on top of Solsbury Hill, it overlooks the A46 out of Bath, where also many years ago there was ructions about it being enlarged and this maze was drawn in the grass by the tree protesters.  More to be found here.


I have always liked the juxtaposition of Pagananism with Christianity, where  'space' can offer many religions.  Of course, Christianity went round stamping on all the other religions but it is like stamping out a fire, small flare-ups still continue.
Enjoy the romping video of Peter Gabriel below as he also finds Solsbury Hill a place of great inspiration, and no we never had eagles in Bath!


  1. Nice uplifting post today Thelma - just what we need.

  2. Loved the nod to the man who spent twenty four hours on a loaf of bread, and still hadn't got it baked. And he probably was not even in isolation then, with nothing to do.

  3. Lovely post. I love the spiral on the hill. Looks like there are great views from up there.

  4. I started making sourdough bread a few months ago, before this all started. Although it's an all day thing it doesn't require that much work, mostly waiting. I have a rhythm now, make the dough early in the morning, knead it, put it in the fridge for four hours, take it out, make the loaf and let it rise for 1-2 hours and then cook it.

    I love that song, thank you for reminding me of it.


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