Local Heroes.

When I thought of making this journal I hadn’t realised there was a 1983 Scottish film called Local Hero (about an American oil company attempting to buy a Scottish village to build an oil refinery), a Mark Knopfler album, an award-winning science and history television programme in the U.K., a Japanese fictional character, a non-profit organization for service-men in the U.S.A., a series of bronze busts in New Zealand, a U.S. Supermarket chain, an Australian award, the nickname of a local hero of the city of Guanajuato in Mexico, a sculpture in Brazil…

My entry is a historic local hero, a version perhaps of the Robin Hood story, the tale of a real Welshman from my locality who was a rogue became a pillar of society later in life.

Share with us the story of your local hero, whether it be William Tell, Robin Hood, or the contemporary heroes who rescue other people at danger to themselves, or just ungrudgingly give their time and energy to nursing, caring or campaigning for others. The firemen, life-boatmen, beach lifeguards, search-and-rescue patrols, lollipop crossing patrol wardens and so on, who make life safer for many.

Please read my journaling guidelines (in red under the journaling logo) on my bio.

Use the pages as you wish, but leave the work of others unaltered please.

If the journal is sent promptly wherever requested there should be no problem with completing an entry and re-listing within two weeks.

If you find you can not do so please re-list, email me and I will arrange to return it to you point-free at a later date.

If it needs repair or extra pages added, contact me and send it back to me. I can rebind and add or repair as necessary. When it returns to me I will scan and upload images to the journal site, for all to see.

-Gill (tennantfamily)


Magic Moments.

Have you ever experienced a truly magical moment, when time itself seems to be suspended and the laws of physics, time and nature are overturned? There have been a few in my 65 years of life, but the one I want to write about was experienced alone – well apart from my ‘cello and a butterfly!

Please share your magic moment with us, and enable others to do so too by relisting promptly and sending on wherever requested swiftly. In the everyday world time goes all too fast, the clock is ticking and I would like to see the entries made in a year’s time, and hope there will be a good number by then!

I estimate most journals receive an average of 2 entries a year and that is simply because a few selfish people mooch too many, keep them too long or just can’t be bothered to care about other people‚Äôs work and efforts.

Please read and keep to my journaling guidelines, and let me know if there is a problem. I can add pages, do repairs and rebind if necessary. I can mooch back if it sits in your inventory too long, or you could send a recommendation to another journaler if you know he/she would enjoy it.

-Gill (tennantfamily)


Dawn, daybreak, sunrise.

This journal celebrates all aspects of the dawn, break of day. Poetry, prose, art work, photos, stories, memories, facts.

Please make your entry wherever you please, and in whatever form you like.

Please read my journaling guidelines in my bio, and be willing to comply with them.

Make your entry within two weeks,

Re-list and re-send promptly, where-ever it is requested.

Notify me so I can mooch it back if it is completed, needs repairs or needs extra pages added.

I try to keep my journals light for economic posting, and can rebind with extra pages and binders as needed.

I add the weight to my condition notes, so if you think you can’t afford to resend it you know before requesting. This will need altering as extra material is added, please!

-Gill (tennantfamily)