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My Non-Fiction Bookshelf

My reading habits have always strayed towards the realms of fantasy; that’s not to say I don’t like a good bit of gritty realism, but more often than not, I’m a sucker for a good quest. 384 more words


The Reading Room January 2015-Webinars and Professors

My main reading activities have centered around researching my French ancestors the earliest having come from Rennes in Brittany, France but thereafter in La Rochelle, Poiteau-Charentes. 533 more words


The Reading Room December 2014

Besides reading about history, I love watching historical documentaries. They are a kind of fast forward through the past. You will also get a different angle on the subject as well as different filming of the same place or monument. 437 more words

Two pandas, an archaeologist and Twitter

Forget about the independence referendum, the pound and Alex Salmond. The people of Edinburgh have been enraptured recently by two pandas who are trying to have a baby. 502 more words



“Vikings” was written as a companion volume to Neil Oliver’s excellent BBC documentary series of the same name.¬† However, it is a worthwhile read in its own right. 162 more words

You tak' the high road and I'll tak' the low road

This has been my day off today- Reading up on my heritage and eating Pickled onion cheese on Ryvita in bed.

I’m going for a 5k run later to burn it off!