Just your average Sunday afternoon

Apr 07, 13 Just your average Sunday afternoon

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Just your Sunday lunch with the family, followed by armed combat with BB guns in the afternoon!

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Should’ve gone to Specsavers … Red Dragon Ball

Feb 03, 13 Should’ve gone to Specsavers … Red Dragon Ball

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Fortunately WE DID ! …. And what a spectacular evening it was. The 2013 Red Dragon Ball was Specsavers bi-annual ball for the 500+ Guernsey staff, plus partners.

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The Tostevin Clan Gathering

Dec 29, 12 The Tostevin Clan Gathering

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For the first time in many years we gathered the Tostevin clan together. It was a fantastic evening and great chance to catch up with Uncle’s, Aunts and cousins (1st & 2nd) many of whom I’ve not seen in years. A great laugh was had by all … and I’m hoping it won’t be so long until we all meet up...

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The Beginnings Of A New Cider Orchard @ Chez Tostevin

Nov 18, 12 The Beginnings Of A New Cider Orchard @ Chez Tostevin

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This weekend we’ve been laying down the foundations of what I hope will be a future Cider orchard.

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Shakespeare at the Castle

Aug 10, 12 Shakespeare at the Castle

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We’ve had a great evening of Shakespeare at Vale Castle, a medieval fortification perched above the little Russel overlooking Herm and Jethou. The play was “Julius Caesar”, officially a tragedy, but as it was the “Oddsocks” company performing it they managed to convert it into a hilarious romp through,...

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The Olympic flame comes to Guernsey

Jul 15, 12 The Olympic flame comes to Guernsey

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A first for Guernsey … as part of it’s mammoth trip around the UK, the Olympic torch was in Guernsey today. Around 15,000 islanders gathered in St Peter Port to watch it process around the town before it was used to light Guernseys own Olympic beacon. There was a fantastic party and carnival atmosphere and even the...

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Some notes on a not so ‘Civil War’

Jun 08, 12 Some notes on a not so ‘Civil War’

Posted by in Cambridgeshire 2012, Miscellaneous, Travel

The Civil War in England broke out in in August 1642. On one side stood King Charles I, and his supporters and on the other, men like Oliver Cromwell who believed that the king was a tyrant. War spread to Scotland, Ireland and Wales and lasted nearly nine years. Families and friends found themselves on opposite sides but were prepared to fight each other to the death.

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The Queen … Our Duke

Jun 04, 12 The Queen … Our Duke

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“The Queen, Our Duke” – an odd thing to say, especially in a loyal toast to the English Sovereign. Nonetheless whenever Channel Islanders raise their glasses to her majesty that’s the toast that will be made.

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Let there be light …

Jan 10, 12 Let there be light …

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Today marks a MAJOR milestone in the new house my parents have been building and which my Dad and I have been doing all the electrical work on Today the house was inspected, passed and finally connected to the grid by the States Electrical Inspector … YAY !! This follows a year of work involving planning, wiring, drilling .....

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Going … going … gone

Dec 01, 11 Going … going … gone

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Movember has been and gone and I’ve been growing a beard … and thank goodness it’s over … so say goodbye to beardy boy …

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Graduation!

Oct 12, 11 Graduation!

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The family’s all here in Cambridge to celebrate Julie’s Graduation!

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La breithe sona Deaglan

Sep 14, 11 La breithe sona Deaglan

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I’m across in London again, this time for a course in IT Team management. We’ve been out as a team of course … this time to celebrate Declan’s birthday with a szechuan chinese ! 😀

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