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is a columnist and author with four books to his credit: Fierce Dancing (Faber & Faber 1996), Last of the Hippies (Faber & Faber 1999), Housing Benefit Hill (AK Press 2001) and The Trials of Arthur (with Arthur Pendragon, Element Books 2003). Columns have included Housing Benefit Hill and CJ Stone’s Britain in the Guardian Weekend, On The Edge in the Big Issue, On Another Planet in the Whitstable Times and Written In Stone in Prediction magazine. He is currently working on two new columns, and his latest book, the “biography” of a well-known supernatural being. He lives in Whitstable in the UK and, when not at his desk, is a part-time postman, which he describes as “like a four-hour workout every morning”. He is almost exactly 20,000 days old. See above for link to the website.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Summer Solstice 2006, Stonehenge


Summer Solstice 2006, Stonehenge.


We rolled into Amesbury about four o’clock in my beat up old VW Camper. It’s red and white and patchy, with new tan-coloured fibre glass filling in the wheel arch where the rust has finally eaten way at what remained of the original structure. A proper hippie vehicle. Less a vehicle, more a lesson in hand-painted, engineered autobiography.

I call it “the Phoenix” because it’s been into, and recovered from, a very serious fire. Once it was green and peeling. Now it’s bright red. And it still flies!

http://cjstone.hubpages.com/hub/stonehenge-2006


2 Comments:

Blogger Bard of Ely said...

Chris, you are a brilliant writer and I have just really enjoyed reading all that! I could picture most of it and I was even thinking that it was me that introduced you to Arthur and the Warband and somehow you have become a knight with three different titles whilst I am still on my quest!

8:11 AM  
Blogger Chandira said...

Ah, that was awesome... I'm glad I stopped by today. :-)

That's the longest blog post that's ever kept my full attention. sigh..

THanks for the reminder of that side of it all, after what was a difficult visit home last month. It's good to remember that it's not all Tescos and rain and Deptford High Street.

1:41 PM  

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