Saturday, 26 September 2015


My recent trip to Norwich Cathedral and the sighting of Mr Gooding's memorial;postID=8482560597047717823;onPublishedMenu=posts;onClosedMenu=posts;postNum=11;src=link has reminded me of the curious and wonderfully macabre carvings on a series of 17th gravestones inside the cathedral in Kirkwall which were taken up from the nave when renovations were carried out. They were rather partial to a skull or three. Frustratingly I don't understand them beyond knowing they are symbols of death, but it has got me intrigued so I want to find out more. I think they are stunning and I much prefer them to the sentimental Victorian puttos I'm more familiar with.

And on that happy note have a good Saturday one and all!!


  1. I was told that skull and crossbones on a tombstone is symbolic of our own mortality - a reminder to anyone looking at the grave, that they too will die one day!

  2. That's interesting Eileen. It's definitely something I would like to explore more! Arilx


Autumn Glory

 We were warned last week that Avebury would be packed and parking tricky because of it being the Autumn Equinox. We'd been booked for a...