Friday, December 27, 2013

Fiona Law The Man in the Woods

Julia Fawlks wants to help her quirky friend Bea get ahead with her new career in hypnotherapy, so she gives her access to her house on the edge of Windsor Forest with the idea Bea can use one of the rooms to practise from when Julia is at work. What could be the harm in such an arrangement between firm friends? But Julia begins to have vivid dreams of liaisons with a horned man who comes for her. At first they are a pleasant distraction then they become increasingly intrusive, and ever more disturbing. Soon the horned man is no longer a figure in a dream; he is becoming manifest and his amorous attentions are now arbitrary demands on Julia. When Julia tries to expel her ghostly stalker, the horned man becomes increasingly violent and his insidious presence turns to possessive control. And that’s when Julia notices the faint trace of a necromancy circle drawn on the patio in her garden. Just what has Bea been doing at her house? Who is the horned man and will Julia be able to shake him off?

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About This Author
Fiona lives in Newburgh – a beautiful and ancient idiosyncratic town nestled alongside the Tay estuary in Scotland. She loves ancient history, mythology, folklore and especially all things Celtic. Her compassionate interest in people, her fascination with Britain’s rich and colourful heritage, and her endearment to its picturesque land are reflected in her delightful storytelling. Fiona mostly writes fantasy and historical woman’s fiction but also some children’s fiction. When she’s not penning stories in a nook in the attic space, you may find her cooking up a storm in the kitchen, knitting fine garments or reading tarot cards. More titles by Fiona Law: The Traveller – Short Story. Won 3rd place in 2011’s Asham Anthology: Something Was There. Published by Virago, ISBN -13: 9781844086832 Saint Alba’s Jawbone – Novel: Romance. Setting - Medieval Britain Published by Eternal Press. ISBN 9781615722266 The Rosemary Thief – Novella: Fantasy Romance. Setting - Medieval. Published by The Wild Rose Press, is currently out of print. The Hand of Glory – Novella: Fantasy Romance. Setting - Medieval. Published by Eternal Press. ISBN 9781615722938 Oswin’s Project – Paranormal Comedy. Setting – Contemporary Britain. Published by Eternal Press. ISBN 9781615725847 Short Stories published online by Alfie Dog Limited : Away With the Fairies – Humorous urban Fantasy Seven of Swords – Humorous Urban Fantasy The Morning After – Humorous Romance The Turkey Remains – Humorous Direct link: Further information with links can be found on Fiona’s website:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tayview December 11th

Tayview December 11th, An unusually warm day at 12 degrees celsius, air circulating around a continental high pressure bringing warmth from North Africa.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Dundee from Dundee Law

Saturday 7th December. Dundee from Dundee Law, a cold and dismal day as can be seen from the lack of colour.
Prominent is an oil drilling platform, in for maintenance and obviates the depth of the North Sea of which the average water depths vary, but are generally between 50 and 200 m for the shelf seas, the waters being shallower around the south west of Scotland, and typically between 100 and 150 m to the west of the Hebrides and off the north coast. Scotland’s offshore environment also includes waters of depths greater than 2,000 m. Little is known about the deep seas around Scotland compared with the shallow shelf seas. In general, less is known about Scotland’s seas compared with our knowledge of landward Scotland. What is known however is that Scotland’s seas are some of the most diverse on the planet. They are at the confluence of northerly-flowing surface currents and southerly-flowing polar currents and the complex bathymetry to the west causes these to become mixed, bringing nutrients to the surface. These are fed on by plankton communities which form the basis for what could be one of the richest fishing regions anywhere on the globe.

Oil extraction from such an important resource has its dangers both to oil workers and  biodiversity.

Looking to the South reveals the famous Tay rail bridge which is about 2 miles long.
I just had Arbroath  Smokies to eat, a wonderful naturally smoked haddock delight caught in the North Sea.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Akong Tulku Rinpoche Swift Return Prayer

Through the blessing power of an ocean of the three jewels
and the three roots,and the blessing of the interdependence
of pure faith and pure samaya of lama and follower.
May the shining daylight of this magnificent guide and protector of the teachings and of beings rise as a new incarnation to shine once again, to bring benefit to those to be trained.

"everybody always have to think the impermanence of life....and one cannot hold back when the death comes"
Kyabje Akong Tulku Rinpoche's final words to his students at Kagyu Samye Ling.

This "swift return" prayer for Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche was composed by the 17th Karmapa Orgyen Trinley on the 16th of October 2013 according to the heartfelt requests of his disciples and many others.

May all beings be happy 
May all beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. 


Sunset North Fife December 1st

Sunset North Fife

No words are needed

Sunday, December 01, 2013

North Fife Sky 28th & 30th November 2013

A blanket cover of cloud illuminated from below by the setting sun, always an eye puller.

Totally different forms on the 30th.
Feathery cloud forms.