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A ship, an adventure, and a treasure

Recently Kitco News published an interesting article about a hoard of sunken gold coins to be recovered from a shipwreck later this summer. What follows is the story of a ship, an adventure, and a treasure. 1,274 more words


Bert The Hippo, Denver Zoo's Oldest Resident, Dies

DENVER (CBS4) – The staff at the Denver Zoo euthanized “Bertie,” a 58-year-old hippopotamus Monday morning.

Bertie, affectionately known as Bert, was the longest resident at the zoo. 319 more words


Jeeves and Jambon

April 25

Wodehouse has long been my favorite author, even though he’s not particularly literary and his repertoire consists of 75 books with the exact same plot and… 688 more words

Blackbird and Bertie

Blackbird was our friend.  At least, he was Victor’s friend, even though they never met, except in Mummy’s book.

Blackbird went to lots of shows and won lots of paper cards, rosettes and even a cup, because he was so laid back and his hair was so fabulous.  227 more words

A To Z Challenge

OOTD // Lint-detailed Tee in Langkawi

So it’s been almost a week since I returned from my wonderful trip to South East Asia, and I’m still not quite climatising to the unique Mancunian weather. 598 more words


Save Me, Bertie Bee

I’m still coming off a Champions League high. If I could sell an ounce of the thrill of that competition at street value I’d buy the things Roman Abramovich dreams about. 133 more words


A Weekend in the Countryside

Sometimes living in the city can get a little hectic. And the best way to escape? Is to hit the countryside for the weekend.

I would love to boast about my little cottage in the country that I visit on my weekends, but who needs to when you have parents there!! 304 more words