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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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A 2nd Batch of Cider for 2017

Oct 07, 17 A 2nd Batch of Cider for 2017

Posted by in Cider Brewing

For the first time ever I’m doing a 2nd batch of Cider

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Rocquettes Cider Farm – Seeing how the Professionals do it

Oct 06, 17 Rocquettes Cider Farm – Seeing how the Professionals do it

Posted by in Cider Brewing, Miscellaneous

We waited until the optimum time to enjoy our Christmas present from Julie and Katie … a trip to the Rocquettes cider farm

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Cider Time – 2017’s Lisia Gold Production

Sep 23, 17 Cider Time – 2017’s Lisia Gold Production

Posted by in Cider Brewing

Not a bad harvest this year from my Orchard of 15 Cider trees … lets hope it tastes good too

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Disneyland for History Nuts

Sep 07, 17 Disneyland for History Nuts

Posted by in France 2017, Travel

You know it’s been a good day when you find yourself in a Roman arena with over 2,000 people all baying for blood whilst gladiators, lions, tigers and ancient Gaulish Christians fight it out ! This was after having also been witness to about 50 Vikings have a good go at pillaging a Frankish village and the English waging war...

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A Great Day for a History Nerd…

Sep 01, 17 A Great Day for a History Nerd…

Posted by in France 2017, Travel

What a great day for a history nerd Visited Fontevraud … burial place of Henry II, the redoubtable Eleanor of Aquitaine, her son the mighty Richard the Lionheart and centre of their Angevin...

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Megalithic Menhir Madness ?

Aug 29, 17 Megalithic Menhir Madness ?

Posted by in France 2017, Travel

Our first visit to the megalithic spectacular that is Carnac, the largest megalithic site in the world, in southern Brittany

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Book Review : They Called it Passchendaele by Lynn MacDonald

Aug 18, 17 Book Review : They Called it Passchendaele by Lynn MacDonald

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They Called It Passchendaele by Lyn Macdonald
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Book Review : Richard II: A Brittle Glory by Laura Ashe

Aug 07, 17 Book Review :  Richard II: A Brittle Glory by Laura Ashe

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Richard II: A Brittle Glory by Laura Ashe
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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