Time to Dust off the Cider Press Again

Oct 22, 16 Time to Dust off the Cider Press Again

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My first ‘proper’ cider apple harvest from the orchard I started 4 years ago … So I guess it’s time to dust off my Cider Press and apple pulper

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My Amazing Aussie Nephews

Jul 13, 16 My Amazing Aussie Nephews

Posted by in Australia 2016, Miscellaneous, Travel

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“The Tree”

Jun 03, 16 “The Tree”

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In a classic example of “one thing leading to another” we’ve had to say farewell to our largest tree in our garden. In all honesty it was rather an ugly tree but the point is … it was ‘our ugly tree’.

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In the Footsteps of a Hero

May 03, 14 In the Footsteps of a Hero

Posted by in Miscellaneous, Mons 2014

It seems to me the generation that faced down the hardships and horrors of total war in WWI (and WWII) were made of a special kind of stuff.
Honour; duty to country; grit; courage; sacrifice; determination and resolve are all words that can (as a generalisation) epitomise those generations.

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Dutch Culture in all its’ varied forms

Jan 13, 14 Dutch Culture in all its’ varied forms

Posted by in Holland, Miscellaneous

I love Holland and the Dutch culture …. where else in the world would theme parks and national art museums be so chicly done: The Efteling : Inspired by the artist Anton Pieck The New Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (10 years in the...

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How to Destroy your Lawn in a Morning

Sep 27, 13 How to Destroy your Lawn in a Morning

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Autumn gardening tasks … scarifying the lawn … apparently it’s good for it...

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