Tag Archives: Vikings

Romancing the fear.

I will always love Scandinavia….Viking genes are there in my DNA, my ancestors settling in the West of Scotland and Northern Ireland, but it is that very spirit that calls to me now. The preparations are underway; so much to … Continue reading

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Happy Imbolc

This is traditionally the beginning of Spring for Pagans and Heathens in the northern hemisphere, so even if you are neither, I send greetings and blessings. The old seasonal celebrations were lunar-governed rather than stifled by the Mathematical, Church-influenced Gregorian … Continue reading

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Agön Island and the Borka invasion!

Every year the Enångers Båtsällskap, better known to you as the Borka boat club (as I have referred to it in the past) visits a charming little island known as Agön. This beautiful, small wooded island lies at the entrance … Continue reading

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Merseyside’s Viking Heritage!

Everybody knows of York’s Viking heritage, but how many folk are aware of our influence in the Liverpool environs? Britain has long been a nation of immigrants and we are all  descendants of these, whatever culture or colour. Eventually we … Continue reading

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God bless you one and all

That’s what Tiny Tim said in Dickens’s ‘Christmas Carol’, and it’s so poignant as the huge Pagan festival that pretends it is Christian, hits full ‘Rock’n’roll’. What’s wrong wrong with having a good party and celebrating? Nothing at all, I’m … Continue reading

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Thomas Sörensen: A Swedish Angel

This sailing life throws up all sorts of situations, which introduces people of all kinds from different nationalities. Often, they are indifferent and mind their own business, taking just a mild interest in what you are doing. Occasionally they belong … Continue reading

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First Sea Trial: Amsterdam to Hoorn

Now the posts are coming faster, mainly due to the amount of activity, preparing for the voyage north. Please be patient, for once I leave, there will be fewer; this is due to the lack of time and nature of … Continue reading

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