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The prettiest picture you've ever seen #PhippsHoliday

An unlikely pre-game activity warmed us up in all kinds of ways Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

Led by our gallant host, we left the loud, brash world of football behind for a little while and took in the Phipps Winter Flower Show at the Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens. 254 more words

The Notorious Board Game That Takes 1,500 Hours To Complete

(Source: kotaku.com)

The Campaign For North Africa, in all its glory. Photo by board game owner Charles Picard.

The thick, black-and-white rulebook packaged with every copy of the 1979 war-game The Campaign For North Africa is full of obtuse decrees, but the tabletop community always had a special appreciation for entry 52.6 – affectionately known as the “macaroni rule.” The Italian troops in World War II were outfitted with noodle rations, and in the name of historical dogma, the player responsible for the Italians is required to distribute an extra water ration to their forces, so that their pasta may be boiled. 1,992 more words


Pittsburgh Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

The first thought I had walking up to The Phipps was, “WOW! THIS HAS TO BE A MOVIE!” It is flawless, and delicate. I was basically walking into Frances Hodgson Burnett’s, The Secret Garden. 818 more words

Review: An American Weredeer in Michigan by Phipps & Suttkus

An American Weredeer in Michigan is the newest urban fantasy novel from C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkus. The book takes place a year after the events of the first book, … 443 more words


Horace Sims

One of Ari’s great-great-grandfathers was Horace Sims, the son of Frederick Sims and Elizabeth Phipps.

Horace was born on 1 Nov 1909 in Holbrook, Derbyshire and appears in the 1911 census as the sixth of seven children, living in Town Street, Holbrook. 118 more words

Mulgrave Old Castle

Two years ago to the day I went for a walk through Mulgrave Woods to the Old Castle. Today’s Image of the East Row Beck was made on the way up to the old stones. 803 more words


Butterfly Garden @ Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA - 2017

Something wonderfully beautiful, simple, and mesmerizing is currently happening at Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory.  The 120 year old facility’s Stove Room has been transformed into their annual… 180 more words