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The Holly and the Ivy (and the cabbage and the cigarette)

Dad is having his revenge. Today as we were driving to the local raw food/wrap shop to pick up scraps for the pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, et al (yes, there is still some farming going on around here) he started singing the old English Christmas carol,  407 more words

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EV Day #5 (continued) and a little Day #6 Preview

Okay, so when we left off on my last post, I’d left Highclere Castle, heading back to London to sneak into Selfridge’s before meeting Mr. Tattered for dinner. 486 more words

King: Remains of great warship from War of 1812 largely forgotten

Once the greatest warship to sail the Great Lakes, it was larger than Horatio Nelson’s legendary HMS Victory, and bigger than anything in the American fleet during the War of 1812. 782 more words

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Getting drunk on blood (and other historical oddities)

For a 28 year old, my Andrew has a larger-than-average appetite for History. It’s one of the things I love about him – unlike me, he doesn’t spend reading time escaping into the love lives of ditzy London/New York/Paris career girls, but rather absorbing facts and figures from years gone by. 799 more words