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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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Raspberri Pi

Jul 09, 12 Raspberri Pi

Posted by in General Tech Stuff, Tech Stuff

Yay … got delivery of my Raspberry-Pi today.

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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

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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Cromwell Country

Jun 07, 12 Cromwell Country

Posted by in Cambridgeshire 2012

The area around Cambridge can definitely be described as “Cromwell Country”. His influence and memory can be seen everywhere. Accordingly we immersed ourselves in exploring his historical legacy today by visiting his house in Ely. It was great to walk through the house where this great man lived, worked and planned the...

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The Queen … Our Duke

Jun 04, 12 The Queen … Our Duke

Posted by in Cambridgeshire 2012, Miscellaneous

“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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Jubileeee!

Jun 02, 12 Jubileeee!

Posted by in Cambridgeshire 2012

We’ve arrived in Grafham near Cambridge to spend a week in the bucolic splendor of Cambridgeshire. We’ve got a magnificent cottage right in the heart of the countryside. Determined to celebrate the diamond jubilee in splendor we’ve decorated the cottage to be resplendent in the Guernsey and Union...

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Crossing the Rubicon

Apr 05, 12 Crossing the Rubicon

Posted by in General Tech Stuff, Tech Stuff

I’ve crossed the last hurdle into the state of “Geekdom” … Linux.

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Homeward bound – touchdown

Mar 26, 12 Homeward bound – touchdown

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012

After a round trip of 24,502 miles we find ourselves back in Guernsey. We’ve nearly travelled the entire circumference of the globe in 2 weeks (Earth’s circumference is 24,859 miles) ! 😀 We’ve had a great trip, seen some great things and met up with the family again in Norfolk Island which was soooo good ! Leg...

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Homeward bound – part 2

After a very pleasant night at the Crowne Plaza hotel at Singapore’s Changi Airport we’re off on our last but one leg home to dear ol’ Blighty … just another 6,914 miles to get under our belt … … simples 😀 Our journey took us over : Malaysia; India; Pakistan; Afghanistan; Turkmenistan; Russia; Ukraine; Poland;...

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Homeward bound – part 1

Well we’re on our way home. This time we travelled on the mighty Airbus A380. A most impressive leviathan of the air. The A380 has a length of 72.7m which is only 1.1m longer than a 747 but can carry 96 more passengers! Its secret lies in the fact that it contains 2 decks. Whilst the interior on the main deck, which we were...

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Sydney

We spent a great day touring Sydney on the “Sydney Explorer” hop-on hop off tour bus with Ma en Pa who left Norfolk Island with us and are here in Sydney until a day after we leave. We got to see all the iconic Sydney sights : Darling Harbour; Sydney Bridge; the botanical gardens and of course the Sydney Opera house....

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Tot ziens Norfolk

It’s time to say goodbye … Until the next time. We’ve had a great time especially with Mariëlle, Sylvan, River & Lukas. We miss them already 🙁 They gave us a terrific send off and as we zoomed down the runway we could see them on the other side of the field madly waving us off.

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Only on Norfolk Island …

If you want to call someone in Norfolk Island but only know them by their nickname then … “no worries mate” … there’s a section in the phone book for that. So if you want to call ‘Binky’, ‘Griffo’, ‘Nippa’ or ‘Smudgie’ then you can find them at the back of the...

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