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19 May: Saint Dunstan, Bishop and Blacksmith. Relics XI

It’s comforting to learn that a bishop has a hinterland, that he has not been born and bred in a purple cassock. Eric Treacy of Wakefield with his steam trains or the poet Archbishop Rowan Williams in more modern times, Peter the fisherman  and Paul the tentmaker at the beginning. 215 more words

Daily Reflections

52 Ancestors: Jane Ellen Hagell, #19

From London to Houston

The above photo was taken sometime in 1916, in Houston, Texas. The couple sitting in the center are my 2nd great-grandparents Walter and Jane Ellen (nee Hagell) Avenell. 347 more words

Ancestor

CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 4 (OF 7) -- THE CANTERBURY TALES TXT

Chaucer’s Works, Volume 4 (of 7) – The Canterbury Tales has 163,170 ratings and 2,751 reviews. MJ said: When confronted with the painful choice of whethe Classic Literature. 405 more words

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Monarchie: de droit divin

Monarchie : de droit divin

Grüß Gott !

La monarchie britannique, antique et archaïque, se revendique d’origine cosmique.

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First proper post in a long time

Sometimes I get to do hard graft in interesting places.  A recent overnight stay on the coast south of Kaikoura was brought about by a seek and destroy mission for Old Man’s Beard (OMB), … 639 more words

Monitoring our Marine Reserves: An eye beneath the water

We catch up with Tom MacTavish, a Marine Ranger, undertaking monitoring at Banks Peninsula’s marine reserves. This is the first blog in a series following his work with baited remote underwater video. 671 more words

Marine

Deal: Castles, cathedrals and sandwiches

Mostly, we are relaxing here in Deal. We walk to the beach frequently, take Coco for a swim, and occasionally stop for a coffee or drink at a seaside cafe. 900 more words

House Sitting