Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Further to yesterday's post, I thought you might enjoy this lovely clip from Simon Schama's A History of Britain. I did just post it on my newly created In Dark Woods Facebook page but something seems to have gone a little awry there so I thought it best to post it here too!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Speaking Stones

The Standing Stones at Callanish, Scotland
Image: Wikipedia

I have been absolutely captivated by the Scottish archeologist Neil Oliver's latest documentary series, A History of Ancient Britain. I must shamefully admit that prior to watching this series, words like 'Neolithic' just shut my brain down but I am now quite absorbed in the topic and I want to go back to the British Isles (I was last there in 2000)! The beautiful and powerful simplicity of the Standing Stones and Stone Circles throughout the United Kingdom as well as the stone dwellings like those at Skara Brae would truly be a sight to behold.

Have you been to any of these sites?

Stonehenge in Winter

Skara Brae