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Fade into you

I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take a breath that’s true
I look to you and I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth
You live your life
You go in shadows
You’ll come apart and you’ll go blind
Some kind of night into your darkness
Colors your eyes with what’s not there.

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it’s strange you never knew

A stranger’s light comes on slowly
A stranger’s heart without a home
You put your hands into your head
And then smiles cover your heart

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it’s strange you never knew

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it’s strange you never knew
I think it’s strange you never knew

– Mazzy Star

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Rule Britannia

Britannia Inn, Dungeness

Britannia Inn, Dungeness.

Dungeness is a place so weird, alien, topsy turvy, that I’m still processing it.

The name is weird. It’s old Norse, ‘Nes’, meaning headland, and the ‘Dunge’ bit might be related to Denge Marsh, up to the Northeast.

Dungeness is a headland, a cuspate foreland strictly speaking. It is not on the way to anywhere. There is nothing there. Except… some sparsely laid out fishing cottages on the shingle, oh and a massive nuclear power station, pylons dancing out of site across the horizon, and a 15″ garage steam railway that runs the kids to school.

We cycled here. It’s as close to cycling to the moon as one could probably ever do.

The pub has some lovely photographs of barrels being delivered by horse. The cart wheels are 2 feet wide to better roll on the shingle.

The ceiling of the pub is covered in key rings hanging from the cross beams. Hundreds of them. Animals, aliens, funny quotes, coast of arms, the lot.

Across the bar there are whimsical quotes: “I’m going outside to see if anyone calls me outstanding”.

Out of one window is Dungeness B nuclear reactor, a huge block surrounded by outbuildings and pipes. Out of the other is an abandoned shed, and shingle, and the English Channel.