This remarkable tree is in the Museum of Somerset in Taunton.  it is the Tree of Somerset, and it’s carved from oak fwhich was grown on the nearby  Quantock Hills;  it shows scenes and events from the history of  Somerset’s history, but it reminded me of Yggdrasil, the huge mythical tree which connects the nine worlds in Norse cosmology. […]


Stylish lady

I saw this very smart lady in Taunton today; I couldn’t help but notice her bright pink jumper and matching shoes, and pale blue shorts and shirt. She was walking in front of us, striding along, then shot across the road and hurried along towards the County Stores. A few moments later she rushed back […]


Autumn in Taunton

Taunton is our county town, and the River Tone flows through it; it is thirty-two miles long and rises in the Brendon Hills near the beautifully named Huish Champflower. The river does not flow directly into the sea but joins the River Parratett at Burrowbridge. Standing on the Tone Bridge, looking along the river with Deller’s […]