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Taking on the Table Mountain MTB Route

Father-daughter duo (the Specialised Trekkers) decided to go local and take on part of the Table Mountain MTB route before the Cape winter unleashed it fury once again. 470 more words


Stonecroft Ghyll

As I have declared before; I love quiet canyons. I have avoided both the Upper Esk and Stoneycroft, at a personal level seeing them as the honey pots of the Lakes. 688 more words



The 2014 Super Rugby season will be better forgotten sooner, rather than later, for most Stormers supporters. The season’s results were indicative of a team low on confidence who were playing an outdated style of rugby, which had seen numerous questions being raised over the coaching staff’s aptitude. 1,093 more words

Sporting Men

The Origins of the Minterne Family and my research

Spelling Variations of this name include: Mintern, Minterne, Mynterne, Minturn, Mintorn, Mintren and many more.

Little is known about the origins of the Minterne name although it is probably an altered form of the English habitational name Mintern(e), from Minterne in Dorsetshire, named in Old English as the ‘mint house’, from minte ‘mint’ (the herb) + ærn ‘building’, ‘dwelling’. 567 more words



We all know that their season has been one to forget and with two rounds left to play in this year’s Super Rugby comp, it’s time to salvage what we can in terms of pride and focus on the future. 962 more words

Sporting Men

Mynterne Coat of Arms

A patent of arms granted to John Mynterne of Newlands, Batcombe, Dorset in 1581 by Robert Cooke, Clarencieux to Queen Elizabeth I.

Arms. Azure, 2 bars argent, between 3 Lions passant in pale or. 164 more words

Family History

Princess-day for me! Treatment at Angsana Spa, Vineyard Hotel

I loathed turning 27 this year. Until very recently I was always asked for ID and was mistaken for younger than I actually am. My woes and complaints started 2 weeks before I’ve hit my alleged ‘scary age’ – I was at a conference and couldn’t, for the life of me, see the Powerpoint presentation at the front. 689 more words

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