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A Commonplace Book

This is my commonplace, my locus communis - a scrapbook filled with items of every kind, quotes, notes, images, tables, measures, records, travels, proverbs, poems, forteana and rains of frogs....

Wanderlust

 

Nepal, Ireland, Scafell Pike, Kilimanjaro, Snowdonia, Scotland, Alfred Wainwright's Lake District and all points north, south, east and west.....

Gazetteer

 

Follies, memorials, holy wells, holy springs and sacred sites, bridges, buildings, castles, conflicts, houses, piles and palaces.....

Antiquities

 

Cairns, passage graves, dolmen, cromlechs, quoits and menhir, hill figures, ballaun stones, standing stones, henges, hill forts, promontory forts, ring forts, rings of stones and landscape temples.....

Riot & Ritual

 

Folklore, festivals, frolicks and fetes; customs, events and shows; a calendar of ritual and riot.....

A Commonplace of Miscellanea

 

Miscellaneous, mis-el-an'i-us, adj. mixed or mingled: consisting of several kinds. -adv. miscellan'eously.-ns.miscellan'eosness; miscell'any, a mixture of various kinds: a collection of writings on different subjects; miscellanist, a writer of miscellanies. [L. miscellaneus - miscere, to mix.]

Forteana

 

Teleportation, poltergeist events, falls of frogs, fishes, unaccountable noises and explosions, spontaneous fires, levitation, ball lightning, unidentified flying objects, unexplained disappearances.....

Mad Dogs & Englishmen

 

This is how I'm keeping myself occupied, my momentary interests, obsessions and fads - or, shifting all the rubbish off my hard drive to some other place! A blog of sorts.....

Links

 

Antiquities, art and artists, the cinema, cricket, forteana, gastronomy, a veritable cabinet of curiosity, indeed, all that for a moment will hold my attention.....