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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


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!


The Poof With Glasses

Went to see my parents yesterday, they are visiting from France unsure why as there didnt seem to be a purpose other than to buy some British bacon. 279 more words


Neil Oliver

Check out Neil Oliver’s keynote address to the History Teachers’ Association in Canberra. It takes about 25 minutes but is worth every second. Neil Oliver is a ‘tour de force’ for history, even though he says he is not an historian but an archaeologist. 16 more words