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(Future) Family Memories

Ma en Pa van Emous have been keeping special photo albums for their 3 grandsons ever since their birth so that they’d always have memories of their childhood even into their adult hood … a fantastic idea I think! Today they presented them with their first albums … the boys were...

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Singapore – An old Aquaintance Renewed

Mar 26, 18 Singapore – An old Aquaintance Renewed

Posted by in Singapore & Australia 2018, Travel

Here we are again back in lovely Singapore. A city state that never fails to impress me with its bright green vegetation, clean futuristic lines and buildings built on a gigantic scale. In fact the exact same impressions this city made upon me many years ago still remain today as fresh as ever (see my 2012 posts Singapore Revisited...

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Book Review : The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

Mar 05, 18 Book Review :  The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

Posted by in Books & Stuff

The Caves of Stee by Isaac Asimov
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Book Review : 1066 Turned Upside Down by Joanna Courtney

Feb 11, 18 Book Review : 1066 Turned Upside Down by Joanna Courtney

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1066 Turned Upside Down by Joanna Courtney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Book Review : Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software by Vikram Chandra

Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty by Vikram Chandra
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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Book Review : Fire & Fury by Michael Wolff

Jan 23, 18 Book Review : Fire & Fury by Michael Wolff

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Fire & Fury by Michael Wolff
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Book Review : 1066 What Fates Impose by G.K. Holloway

Jan 23, 18 Book Review : 1066 What Fates Impose by G.K. Holloway

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1066 What Fates Impose by G.K. Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Book Review : Victoria – Queen, Matriarch, Empress by Jane Ridley

Jan 10, 18 Book Review : Victoria – Queen, Matriarch, Empress  by Jane Ridley

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Victoria : Queen, Matriarch, Empress by Jane Ridley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Celebrating New Year Dutch Style

Jan 01, 18 Celebrating New Year Dutch Style

Posted by in Holland, Miscellaneous, Travel

New Year’s Eve 2017 has found us celebrating in style with family and friends in Holland. It’s been some years since we were in the Netherlands for New Year and I’d quite forgotten how utterly mad they all are when it comes to new year fireworks! You only have to walk out of your front door into the street of any village, town or...

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Book Review : The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer

Dec 27, 17 Book Review : The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer

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The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Book Review : The Splintered Kingdom (The Bloody Aftermath of 1066, #2)

Nov 19, 17 Book Review : The Splintered Kingdom (The Bloody Aftermath of 1066, #2)

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The Splintered Kingdom (The Bloody Aftermath of 1066, #2)by James Aitcheson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Book review : Sworn Sword (The Bloody Aftermath of 1066, #1)

Oct 31, 17 Book review : Sworn Sword (The Bloody Aftermath of 1066, #1)

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Sworn Sword (The Bloody Aftermath of 1066, #1) by James Aitcheson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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Exploring a Time Capsule – Les Islet Bunker Complex

Oct 21, 17 Exploring a Time Capsule – Les Islet Bunker Complex

Posted by in Miscellaneous

I was privileged today to be one of the first people to explore inside a newly excavated WWII German bunker complex that’s not seen the light of day since the late 40s/early 50’s.

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Book Review : Dunstan by Conn Iggulden

Oct 08, 17 Book Review : Dunstan by Conn Iggulden

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Dunstan by Conn Iggulden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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