Thursday 8 October 2020



No use searching for Prince Rupert,
you've missed him by almost four centuries.
Take a look at the high ridge

that is Edgehill.
It's sandstone summit,
sunlit today and silent,

where he proved his military skills,
became a Royalist hero
and the darling of Charles' court.

What a phenomenon!
Did you really assume
you'd get to know him

by simply digging here
and attempting to interpret your finds?
No chance.

That enigmatic and elusive personality
is beyond reach to the scientific mind,
is a puzzle that teases yet defies categorisation.

If you can only see past the coins and broken fragments
and seek him instead with your Soul,
then time will perhaps reveal it's secrets

with a precious glimpse of the black Barbary horse 
and it's rider, resplendent in matching armour,
as he turns to glance in your direction.

Only then will the connection be made,
downloading into your mind
a powerful impression of who he was.

This is the real thing.

Hi everyone!😊
Not quite out of the woods yet, but will visit you as often as I can. Been really missing you all.
Do hope you are all well and happy xxxxxx


  1. You are a captivating writer my dear and beautiful friend. You capture my attention and through your words I see history before my eyes and wonderful wonders.

    It is so lovely to hear from you again. You are always missed when you are away.

    Is that a painting that you did? It is lovely and I know that
    You are multi-talented.

    Keep healing and fighting and heal completely soon.

    Much Love and Hugs My Beautiful Soul Sister 🍁❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤🍂

    1. Dearest Jan...oh how your kind words touch my heart. Truly.😊😊
      How I have missed you too, my beautiful friend. I hope to return to regular blogging as soon as I possibly can.
      Yes, I painted Prince Rupert many years ago. I am rather fascinated by the Stuarts!
      Thank you, I will keep fighting. Quite a few hurdles still to overcome...but I think I'm slowly getting there!
      More are you and yours? I have been hoping and praying that you are all safe and well.

      Take care dearest Soul Sister!🌹🌹🌹

      All my love and hugs, always ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    2. Do not worry my dear friend...we are doing well.
      Concentrate on your full recovery.
      Remember also that Mother Nature heals our souls and sometimes our bodies.
      Your photo of you by the water is beautiful and you chose to visit and stand by it. This may also be a healing place...visit there when you can my dear friend.
      Healing Hugs and Love ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    3. Oh I am do glad you are doing ok there. These uncertain times fill our thoughts with huge concerns for our loved ones. It is so scary.
      Thank you again, dearest Jan, for all your kind support. It truly does mean the world to me.😊😊

      All my love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤🎃🎃

  2. Thanks for your sharing 😊 have a lovely day 😊

    1. You're welcome...and I hope you enjoyed.😊😊

      Wishing you a super day too xxxxxx

  3. Really interesting Ygraine, I love how you describe him !! ah love yours stories send you hugs and love!!xxx

    1. Aww, thank you so much, Gloria...I am really happy you enjoyed!😊😊
      Have a fabulous day...and stay safe, my dear friend!

      Much love and hugs xxxxxx

  4. I really enjoyed that piece of history. Awesome writing. I have missed you so much. Sending you well wishes and hoping to see you back to your old self soon. Love you.

    1. I have really missed you too...and I hope you are hanging on in there, and are staying safe and secure.😊
      Oh thank you so, so much for all your kind support, which I truly appreciate so very much.

      Sending much love and hugs back ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  5. It is beyond wonderful to see that you are feeling well enough to post. And to post your usual evocative and thought provoking piece as well.
    You have been missed. Welcome back.

    1. Aww, dearest are so kind. Thank you so, so much!😊😊
      I hope I'm not making too many wretched immune system is up in arms and is attacking pretty much every part of my body - including my brain! Lol
      I can't begin to tell you how much I've missed visiting you too. It has been so lonely.🙁

      I do so hope you are doing ok, and are having a good weekend.😊😊

      Lots and lots of love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  6. Wonderful writing. Have missed you. So happy to see you back here. Take it slow and easy and make the most of every day. Stay safe.

    1. Thank you so much, Anthony...and you have been sorely missed too. All those magical excursions into your fantastical worlds have become an essential part of my life!😊😊
      Do hope you are heading up and are having a good weekend!
      Take care.😊

  7. a city that looks beautiful if I look on the internet

    1. Thank you so much... I'm really happy you enjoyed!😊😊

  8. Hello dear Ygraine, how have you been?.
    Are you allright?.
    You have been inactive for a long time and made me ask what is wrong with you.

    And now I am happy to know that you are actively writing again.
    Thanks for this lovely review, YGraine.

    1. Hi Himawan! Yes, I've been unwell. Something caused my immune response to go into overdrive, and it began attacking my internal organs and my central nervous system. The worst part is the fatigue and the pain, but I am coping.👍 Hopefully they will find a cure soon.
      Thank you so much for your kind concern, it truly means so much to me!😊😊

      I do so hope you are staying safe and happy, my friend!

      Greetings from a rather cold England!😉

  9. Ygraine, my dear good friend, I've missed you tremendously! I'm overjoyed to see you're back!

    I really like that story you wrote!

    The one true way of being able to get to know someone, is by looking deep within their soul.

    1. Really missed you too, my friend...and so good to be back, if rather gradually!👍
      I'm so happy you enjoyed...and my heartfelt thanks!😊😊

      Stay safe and happy, Lon...


  10. So lovely to see this post from you.
    You have been in my thoughts a lot.

    Wonderful words and a lovely painting too.

    Take care ... healing thoughts and wishes for you.

    All the best Jan

    1. Aww, thank you so much, Jan...your kind words mean so much!😊😊
      So glad you enjoyed the poem and painting. I have really been missing everyone.

      Stay safe and happy dear friend!👍

      Hugs xxx

  11. What a lovely painting and such an interesting poem! it's so nice to see a creative post from you again, I hope you are well :)

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From Blue

    1. Thank you so much, Mica... I'm really happy you enjoyed!😊😊
      Been a bit of a struggle recently, but I think I'm slowly getting there...

      Do so hope you are staying safe and well!

      Have a super day.

      Hugs xxx

  12. Replies
    1. I have read your post...and really enjoyed!👍

    2. Thank you so much for reading my post

    3. You are more than welcome!😊😊

  13. Here in this beautiful story, there are no princes or kings to remove your nobility, my beautiful princess Ygraine.
    I am happy to see you healthy and active again on your web space.
    Many kisses! You live in my heart! ♡_(ヅ)/¯¯

    1. Aww, you certainly know how to capture my heart, Doug!😉
      It is so good to be back, my friend...I needed something to concentrate on while I wait for a cure (hopefully!).
      Thank you so very much!!😊😊
      Long may we dwell in each other's hearts!

      Stay safe and happy, always!

      Many Kisses xxx

  14. Oh wow, you are so kind, Yannis...thank you so, so much!😊😊

    Hope you are having a brilliant weekend!

  15. Oh dear Ygraine i have no appropriate words to express my happiness that you are doing fine by the grace of Lord and visiting places of your likening :)))

    Missed your post for while my amazingly beautiful friend !
    this poem is astonishingly engaging and beautiful !
    i greatly loved and enjoyed your magnificent poetic analogy ,it's powerful ,specially the phrase "search by soul" exquisite
    hope your days are delightful and nights restful with lovely dreams :)
    hugs and blessings!

    1. Dearest is truly wonderful to be back, and I have missed you too, so very much!
      Oh you are so kind, my beautiful most heartfelt thanks.😊😊

      I do so hope you are all well and happy there...

      Sending you all my love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  16. Hi Ygraine ...
    How are you? Long time no see you here
    Are you okay there?

    Although I don't know much about this.
    However, in my opinion, this poem is an interesting historical review of heroes to be read and known to many people.
    Take care of your health, my good friend Ygraine.
    Have a wonderful day

    1. Dear Cherry...oh thank you so, so much for your kind words of comfort and concern for me. I really and truly appreciate it.😊😊
      I am still going through a difficult time, but I think there may be some "light at the end of the tunnel" now.

      I do so hope you are staying safe and well, and happy 😊😊
      So glad you enjoyed the post...and thank you again.

      Big Hugs xxx

  17. This is wonderful, both words and image. There is comfort in history and perspective as well. Glad to see you posting again.

    1. Oh thank you so much... I'm really happy you enjoyed!😊😊
      Yes, great to be posting again, if just between hospital visits!😉

      Stay well and happy!

      Hugs xxx

  18. I really enjoyed your poetic archeology, where poetic images come to life as they are "dug up".
    Congratulations, you came back in style.
    I hope everything is fine with you.
    Good rest of the week, my dear friend.

    1. Oh thank you so much, Jaime...your kind words mean so much to me!😊😊
      I am still in and it of hospital, but hopefully am out of the woods now!😉

      Do so hope you are well and happy.😊

      Kisses xxx

  19. I'm behind here so I've been reading past posts which of course, I love your writing. It seems as if you have been ill but some how I missed reading about - if you were, glad you are on the mend.


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