This website was invented many years ago, when the author kept coming across interesting things in pockets whilst doing laundry. Like small, terrified reptiles. Blogging about raising children in the rainforest, moving them to the UK and watching them leave home one by one to have their own adventures has gradually been replaced by a return to grownup life for their mother, Nan Sheppard, who is an anthropologist, writer and public international law consultant.
The grave of Sarah Elizabeth Harris, and in memory of her husband and her 16 and 14 year old sons who were lost at sea in 1916. "We cannot bend beside their grave, For they sleep in the secret sea And not one gentle whispering wave Will tell the place to me. But though unseen by human eye, Though mortals know it not, Their father knoweth where they lie, And angels guard the spot."
This graveyard overlooks the sea at Appledore in Devon, where so many wives must have watched for their returning sailors.