Towns & Cities of Somerset

Somerset and the myth of Avalon

The most famous legend of King Arthur has its origin in Somerset. It is home to the mystical Avalon myth. Glastonbury a small town is supposed to be the site of pre-Christian worship. Glastonbury Tor with its mystical view gives food to this myth. The hazy landscape and the different colours add to the atmosphere. The natural beauty of the place is unmatched. The now much eroded terracing pattern at the foot of Tor, can be a maze. If it is indeed a maze it was made almost five thousand years ago. Not only is Somerset mystical place, it is also a history which we do not know much about. The famous island of Avalon, known as the glass island is a beauty to behold. The very atmosphere can give you a chill down your spine. For the people who believe in the legends, it was the isle of enchantment. The lake itself is home to many stories. The mystical fairy folk and the blood bath rituals all bring to fore the mystery. It has been the foothill of King Arthur’s legend. Many stories about Morgana and Arthur having a child together, who later became Arthurs’ bane, have their origin here. If stories have even a bit of truth Arthurs’ body is still afloat on the mysterious lake. A church just besides the lake adds to the mystery. It is supposed to be the abode of arch-angel Michael who always fights the dark. The legends have been about darkness and mystery and magic, but the place does have the magical nature still.  ...

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Christmas is here

  Well I made it to December, and I’m still here! I thought I’d be drawn back in to London around this time, missing the Christmas lights of the big city and the range of shops for presents. But, no I’ve thoroughly loved being around this month and enjoying a more relaxed approach to Chrstmas. It helps having made friends, I think that’s important at Christmas, and the best news is my family are coming to visit for Christmas – I can’t wait! We’re not your traditional full turkey dinner type family, but this year I’m going all out, a proper country Christmas with all the trimmings. To get my supplies in, I’ve been visiting a few of the farmers markets, looking for local produce full of flavour. The tourist information has a great list of all the local markets. Of course I’m making the meal themed locally, for the ham I’m trying this recipe using local cider which soaks the ham overnight! I’m going down to the Christmas market in a few days to pick up some special gifts and treats. I also managed to drag Pete to the Christmas light switch on at Taunton. This is not something I would normally have done in London, but I loved it – at first we weren’t sure as it was cold and wet, but the atmosphere was brilliant and the hot mulled wine went down a treat! Hope you all have a great Christmas.  ...

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Taunton

Taunton is not what I expected. I was expecting this little town full of country folk. I got a real cheap nfl jerseys eye opener. The shops here are great, lots of labels I recognize and the fashion is upbeat and citified for the most. Big plus they have a LUSH shop, one of my why favorites. Yes it is full of country folk but I think my view was a bit “country bumpkin” and as such fortunately I was very wrong. Folk here are as trendy and upbeat as anywhere else, well maybe not London but you get my drift… Yes there are the green wellies but they wholesale mlb jerseys are practical for the area. I have a pair with cow prints on – got them for the last festival I went to, going to get a bit more use now I think! The history acabamento of Taunton goes back over a 1.000 years. It got its name from the ‘Town on the river Tone’ or Tone Town. It was a town of significance in Anglo Saxon about times and has a long religious history from the founding of a monastery in 904. It was a popular place for mediaeval faires and for its woollen cloth called “Tauntons” made in the town. Weekly markets continue to this day, Thank goodness and they really are a pleasure to walk around.  The Christmas market last year looked great in the photos I saw, so I am really looking forward to what masonry is on offer this year. In 2006 Taunton received government funds for a regeneration project called “Project Taunton” although the work Divers has been criticized for being slow, there are signs that their vision is becoming a reality. I am looking forward to seeing more the attractions of Taunton in the coming months but as wholesale nfl jerseys its winter some of them might just wholesale jerseys have to wait till pr?glad spring. First on the list is cheap nba jerseys The Museum of Somerset at Taunton Castle, it has been recently renovated and I have heard good things about it. I will let you...

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