Don’t you wish you lived close enough to a Medieval castle to visit it? Sadly, they are sadly lacking in West Michigan, but Nell Dixon has several of them in her back yard (or slightly farther away than that).
I have always been a creative person. Before my arthritis got worse I loved to quilt by hand and I made some heirloom cot quilts for my daughters and my niece to be handed down through the family. I also used to draw and paint but writing now takes up much of my free time. Instead I fuel my creativity by following my passion for buildings. My husband, Mr Nell and I are trying to visit every cathedral in the UK.
We have visited some beautiful buildings including Gloucester – the cloisters there were used in filming the Harry Potter films. Worcester, Peterborough, Exeter, Canterbury and even modern ones like Coventry.
The building of cathedrals in the UK dates back to the Norman conquest. Before the Normans, the Saxons built mainly in wood so early church buildings made of stone had thick, walls with simple carvings and spanning any distance was problematic.
As the middle ages progressed and stone masons became more adept the vaults changed from round barrel vaults in the beautiful fan vaults, heavily carved that you find in the decorated period.
I love to travel around the UK to visit the different buildings, to admire the beauty of the buildings and marvel at how the masons must have worked with limited tools to create buildings that praised God and impressed man.
Every building has its own quirks and stories of the people who built them and sometimes the hidden jokes the masons would play.
Her latest release is a chick-lit suspense – RADIO GAGA
Over the airwaves everyone can hear you scream!
Radio researcher and part-time presenter Chloe Lark is certain her big show biz break is just around the corner. Live it Up radio may not be the big time, but surely – one day soon – fame will come her way. And, if she could convince the hunky guy next door to give her a chance, her love life might improve too.
Ex-soldier Ben isn’t sure if his new ‘Z’ list celebrity neighbour is crazy or on medication. Either way he’s looking for a quiet life out of the spotlight. The last thing he needs is an accident prone media hungry blonde complete with mystery stalker. Problem is – Chloe doesn’t seem to have received that particular memo…
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