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I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble. Augustus


Gaming Diary: 12.01– 18.01 (Five Tribes, Last Will, Castles of Burgundy, Love Letter, Small World, Carcassonne H&G, Citadels, Augustus)

12.01 – 18.01: Five Tribes (1), Last Will (1), Castles of Burgundy (1), Love Letter (2), Small World (1), Carcassonne Hunters and Gatherers (1), Citadels (1), Augustus (2) 36 more words


Battle of Teutoburg Forest

Kalkriese, Northern Germany. “Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!” These are the famed supposed words of the first Roman Emperor Augustus, as he wondered around the palace after dark during the twilight of his years, still tormented by the loss of the 17th, 18th and 19th legions. 962 more words

The Roman Empire

The Weak Link (part 1)

When people mention the name Nero, it tends to conjure up an image of a tyrannical, cruel monster, obsessed with luxury and bloodshed. Nero is however far more complex, than the standard portrayal of him would allow us to think. 2,462 more words


Delightful Characters of the Feline kind in Plumsville

We live in times when the only feline creatures we happen to know are from the realm of cat-toons. We know Doraemon, Felix, Garfield, Tom and Top Cat, to name just a few. 1,876 more words

P G Wodehouse

De Mortibus Persecutorum

“You might say, ‘Can’t we have a more human Christianity, without the cross, without Jesus, without stripping ourselves?’ In this way we’d become pastry-shop Christians, like a pretty cake and nice sweet things. 604 more words


Highlight of the year - Book wise!

Across the book clubs we read a huge range of different types of books in a year. Some stories and styles more naturally appeal than others; some winded me up thoroughly in very unexpectedly ways and a few just took my breath away. 501 more words

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