In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Lambs are the icons of the rural idyll, the faces that grace a thousand Lake District postcards and the sight that brightens the spirits of even the most jaded commuters as they flash past Cumbrian hills.
- Public entertainment can go ahead at the Barge Inn at Honeystreet despite some strenuous opposition from neighbours wanting to preserve their rural idyll.
- Some highlights from the research shows that those firms looking beyond Dublin to get out of the traffic jams may not fare any better by chasing the rural idyll.
- The concrete, pebble-dashed trees under the plaque suggest that this form of community history is made up of a hankering back to a rural idyll, but one that is compromised already by the urban.
- New Yorker Colin Brant's two naive-style oil paintings evoke otherworldly idylls with manicured grass, trees and happy, relaxed people.
- And were any of the shops in this mono-cultural rural idyll aware that it is the Jewish festival of Purim?
- He started painting rural idylls featuring churches and meadows which he intended to sell to the urban bourgeoisie.
- On the big screen, however, Oban has always been portrayed as a pastoral idyll.
- The sniper was merely a rupture in the domestic idyll of Virginian life: everything around was peaceful.
- And then aspects of war burst upon their peaceful idyll.
- Born in 1901, her childhood was a happy idyll enough until World War One awakened her to reality.
- But in the weeks ahead the concept of Europe is going to be more than just a bureaucratic nightmare or a holiday idyll.
- But like most rural idylls everything is not as it seems, the club suffers from more than its fair share of vandalism.
- It might be associations, such as memories of holidays, pastoral idylls, the peacefulness, the slower pace, or a whole imagined way of life.
- The ‘quality of life index’ suggests the happiest Scots live in the Highlands where the rural idyll of low crime, a strong sense of community and good health remains largely intact.
- But just as it was in Buchan's day, the idyll is illusory.
- Just like Rousseau, Finlay has created an art which sets the notion of the Arcadian idyll against mankind's extreme barbarity.
- Goth, however, was one style that did achieve some form of visibility - although you'll note that I say the late 1980s because, like most things, it took a few years to make its way out to our rural idyll.
- So even if a group is composed exclusively of altruists, all behaving nicely towards each other, it only takes a single selfish mutant to bring an end to this happy idyll.
- Now the proposals have been approved by planning officers and the final hurdle to the creation of their perfect rural idyll has been crossed.
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