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The QuickTurtle® Band

     The Little Pinky

While on tour in Japan, the instrument maker and bassist for The QuickTurtle Band, TBone Ditty was inspired by an instrument he saw being played by a youthful Geisha Girl in the hotel where the band was holed up.   205 more words


When "Britannia" Ruled the Waves

A short bus ride from central Edinburgh, the royal yacht “Britannia” is permanently moored and efficiently packaged as a prime tourist site. It’s one of the best ways for a mere commoner to ponder British royalty, past and present. 448 more words

British Isles

The Naval Blockades: (2) Germany

During the First World War both the United Kingdom and Germany attempted to carry out naval blockades of the other. Each country used actions by the other to justify escalations by the other. 1,283 more words

War History

Nasa astronaut Terry Virts tweeted beautiful photo of the British Isles

Nasa astronaut Terry Virts tweeted this astonishingly beautiful photo of the British Isles with the aurora borealis glowing over Scotland.


The Early Medieval 'British Isles'

I’ve just received critical comments back on my co-edited book project: Early Medieval Stone Monuments by the publisher’s anonymous reviewer. The review is very positive and Boydell and Brewer are publishing this book later this year. 666 more words

Early Medieval Archaeology

Smugglers Cove

Sometime After Midnight, Somewhere on the Crinkled and Craggy English Coast

How & Why

Where – Dorset, Southern England

Time – After Midnight

Camera – Canon EOS 5D Mark III… 42 more words


#DOTFreadalong Group Review

 About a month ago, Laura, Morgan, and myself started talking about doing a readalong post for Daughter of the Forest, a book that had been widely recommended and raved over by some of our blogger/twitter/IRL friends. 363 more words

Historical Fiction