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Feminist Freedom: Finding, Following, and Painting Freya Stark by Angela Yarber

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” –Freya Stark

Ok. I’ll admit it. We all have our secret indulgences, don’t we? 1,235 more words


Freya Stark's Worst Journey

Happy Birthday to Freya Stark, born on January 31, 1893. In this extract taken from her book The Zodiac Arch, she recounts a trip across the Atlantic Ocean, 1943, November, during World War II. 2,365 more words

There can be no happiness if ...

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. ~ Freya Stark

Thought for today December 19th 2014

Christmas… is not an external event at all,
but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.

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“So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien by _missladybug_ on Flickr.


12 onion-based sides and appetizers for Thanksgiving

This year, grace your Thanksgiving spread with appetizers and sides made from an easy and versatile ingredient: the good old onion. Earthy alliums are just right for a celebration of the year’s harvest, especially if you cook them in one of these delicious preparations. At Serious Eats

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People : Dame Freya Stark, Explorer and Travel Writer, Lived To 100 A True Icon .....

Dame Freya Madeline Stark, Mrs Perowne, DBE (31 January 1893 – 9 May 1993) was a British explorer and travel writer. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan, as well as several autobiographic works and essays. 729 more words

“I met a traveller from an antique land”: Freya Stark in Afghanistan

Firuzkuh, or Turquoise Mountain, is the lost capital of the Ghorid dynasty of Afghanistan. It was reputedly one of the greatest cities of its age, but was destroyed by the son of Genghis Khan in the early 13th century. 489 more words

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