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Bella Toscana

Sep 18, 13 Bella Toscana

Posted by in Italy 2013, Travel

It may be something of a cliche I know, but … Tuscany IS beautiful.

Soft rolling hills, studded with lines of pencil thin Cypress trees, hillsides fat with vines and olive groves.

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More Antiqua Roma

Sep 11, 13 More Antiqua Roma

Posted by in Italy 2013, Travel

We’ve packed in another full day of Ancient Roman sites. It makes up for the rather disappointing day we had yesterday when I was robbed on the Metro. I had my pocket picked and lost my iPhone {deep sob}. Spending a couple of hours in an Italian police station was ‘interesting’. It was like something out of the 1930s … weird.

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Bella Roma – The Eternal City

Sep 09, 13 Bella Roma – The Eternal City

Posted by in Italy 2013, Travel

Rome …. This city is “history heaven” ! 😀

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Festung Guernsey

Jul 02, 13 Festung Guernsey

Posted by in Channel Islands, Miscellaneous

A short video entitled “Festung Guernsey” (Fortress Guernsey) showing a restored battery on the south coast of Guernsey. Guernsey and the Channel Islands was very much a part of Hitler’s Atlantic wall, his attempt to fortify the coast of Europe from Norway to Spain against allied invasion.

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Herm

Jun 29, 13 Herm

Posted by in Channel Islands

Spent a glorious day in Herm with Annelies’ Mum & Dad. I’d quite forgotten how absolutely beautiful this little island...

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Sark

Jun 25, 13 Sark

Posted by in Channel Islands

Had a fantastic week in Sark with Annelies’ Mum & Dad. Wasn’t always sunny … but was relaxing and a huge amount of fun!...

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The 2013 Muratti … go green lions !

May 18, 13 The 2013 Muratti … go green lions !

Posted by in Miscellaneous

Went to the 2013 Muratti final today at “the Track”. It was a sweet 2-1 win for Guernsey over the old enemy Jersey ! The ball used in the final was rather spectacularly parachuted in by by 3 soldiers from the “Princes of Wales Regiment” who landed on the pitch and presented it to the...

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Another Lazy Sunday Afternoon…

May 12, 13 Another Lazy Sunday Afternoon…

Posted by in Miscellaneous

… of light armed combat and skirmishing with Tubbs & Elliot. FANTASTIC FUN and I got to try out my new British Army surplus Mk7 helmet ! 😀

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Touring the bulb fields in the Noordoostpolder

May 10, 13 Touring the bulb fields in the Noordoostpolder

Posted by in Holland

We had an excellent day touring the bulb fields in the Noordoostpolder.(Holland’s “oldest new land”… reclaimed from the sea in 1939). The vast openness of the huge open fields and sky was almost...

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Fietsen in Nederland*

May 09, 13 Fietsen in Nederland*

Posted by in Holland, Travel

*Cycling in the Netherlands We spent the day cycling from Oldebroek to nearby Elburg a round trip of about 17kms(10.5 miles). Nothing can truly reflect the vast openness and bucolic beauty of the Dutch countryside. None the less I’ve tried to show a part of it in this short film of our trip...

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Zandsculpturenfestijn*

May 06, 13 Zandsculpturenfestijn*

Posted by in Holland, Travel

*Sand Sculpture festival Back in springtime Holland again … prachtig !! (beautiful). We spent a very enjoyable day with Ma en Pa van Emous visiting a sand sculpture exhibition in Garderen … most...

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Just your average Sunday afternoon

Apr 07, 13 Just your average Sunday afternoon

Posted by in Miscellaneous

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

Posted by in Miscellaneous

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

Posted by in Miscellaneous

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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