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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 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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They Called it Passchendaele by Lynn MacDonald

Aug 18, 17 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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Book Review : The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation by Ian Mortimer

Aug 02, 17 Book Review : The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation by Ian Mortimer

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The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation by Ian Mortimer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Book Review : The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer

Jul 24, 17 Book Review : The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer

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The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Book Review : Tales from the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

Jul 16, 17 Book Review : Tales from the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

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Tales from the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Veggie Growing Update #2

Jul 03, 17 Veggie Growing Update #2

Posted by in Guernsey 2017, Miscellaneous

The second update on the Veggy growing project started by my nephew in our video … “Growing with Lukas”...

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Book Review : How to be a Tudor

Jun 25, 17 Book Review : How to be a Tudor

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How to be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life by Ruth Goodman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Book Review : Mrs Rosie and the Priest

Jun 20, 17 Book Review : Mrs Rosie and the Priest

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Mrs Rosie and the Priest by Giovanni Boccaccio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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