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Good News! Money Raised for Local Charities

I’ve been selling my book ‘The Healing Paths of Fife’ in the past year in local shops with profits going to local charities, including:

Kinghorn Community Library

Kinghorn Play Parks

The Friday Lunch Club (for the elderly)

I would like to thank these Kinghorn establishments for their support:

The Sea Witch, (a place for that unique gift or card), Dragon’s Den (for everything knitting wise) and Harbour View (a wonderful local bistro where you can eat, drink, blether and gaze out over The Firth of Forth towards the sea.

Total given away so far: £317

I am looking to continue to raise money during the summer of 2019, only this charity is another I feel very strongly about:

Kirkcaldy Food Bank

As a volunteer packing parcels of food I have noticed the need grow beyond comprehension over the past year.

I am looking for places in Kirkcaldy, or Burntisland, (which also benefits from the foodbank twice a week) If you know of anywhere I may be able to hold a booksigning or will just have some copies available to sell please get in touch:

dianariduna@yahoo.com

This is my way of giving back something to my local community where we have recently settled.

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The Last Post ~ on Fife for a wee while anyway!

DSCN2405Before ‘virtually’ leaving Fife and its coastal path for a while to return to Bedfordshire (virtually of course) for a very special centenary and some exciting news related to my writing, I would like to share with you some of the wonderful blogs about my adopted home, the Kingdom of Fife.

 

The first is Ben Dolphin’s ‘Walking the Trail’ . Ben is currently writing for ‘The Welcome to Fife’ site which is like a breath of fresh air. The link leads you to his post about walking the newly resurrected Fife Pilgrim Way, which will be opening officially in July 2019. Ben’s description of Culross as a ‘ridiculously cute wee village’ on the Forth shoreline, west of The Forth Bridge, made me smile because it is just that. As well as being such a lovely surprise, the village is steeped in history, myth and mystery; maybe a place to visit mid week out of seasonnow though, due to Outlander fame!

Ben is well worth following on Twitter too, for his wonderful photos as well as articles.

Another must to follow on Twitter if you love or would like to visit Fife, or have an interest in wildlife and photography is David Steel. David, I believe, is currently the curator of The Isle of May, the island in the Forth estuary off Fife Ness which looks much like a whale. For up to date news of the wildlife on the Isle of May, including the delightful puffins, the Isle of May Nature Reserve  blog is well worth reading too.

Watch out for David’s photography courses and his wonderful photos on twitter.

If it’s atmospheric photos of the weather in Fife you are searching for then Simon Swales is the man on Fife Weather. The posts are rare but none the less beautiful for that.

If I have missed anyone important, I’d love to hear from you, either as a comment or email me at diana@dianamaryjackson.co.uk.

 

 

 

http://www.welcometofife.com/highlight/walking-the-trail

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Diana’s Virtual Tour of Fife ~ The Coastal Path to St Andrews

Ode to St Andrews

On the cliff top

majestic ruins enhance the blue skyline,

a backdrop of the restless ocean

and endless white sands.

The cathedral’s greatness

living on in the lives of countless pilgrims,

a memory of centuries of worship

and a legacy of spirituality.

A tribute to God.

And yet pilgrims also flock to the greens below,

the hallowed centre of golf.

Revered members

with their grand clubhouse

and fairways stretching

above the ocean and the miles of sand.

A fitting tribute to the skills of man.

(Author Diana Jackson walked The Fife Coastal Path from Queensferry to St Andrews and in her fantasy world she met many famous people along the way.

The Healing Paths of Fife’ ‘is her story.)

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