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The Pacific

Anyone who reads this blog knows that I have a thing about journeys and I do get caught up into the history of these routes. 503 more words


Pallet trees was a Neon Trees spin-off band.

27th March 2015 – Morning Coffee   (Fujifilm X10)

Beneath the tree of pellets I met her, I could she her breath, she could see my uncertainty… 16 more words

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The Face of History

She gazed into the mirror
looking at the face, with sensuous lips
smooth sandalwood coloured skin
stretched lightly over sharpened bones.

With fading smokey brown eyes… 16 more words



Because history books actually contain equal amounts to crack to gossip magazines. Case in point, the conspiracy theory brought to you by early nineteenth century England ‘proving’ that Napoleon was actually the Anti-Christ and now hiding that fact by cleverly having changed the original spelling of his name. 19 more words


Historical postcards - Queen Victoria's statue, Malta

Queen Victoria became the outward symbol of Empire in a way that none of her predecessors or successors were.  This was due to a combination of the length of her reign (1837 – 1901) – she is still the longest serving British monarch, although it’s likely Queen Elizabeth will surpass her (as of 9 September this year) – and the huge expansion the British Empire undertook during this period. 362 more words


Loch Maree in Scotland

An extract from the book Scottish Highlands, Caribbean Islands, and more

My next spectacular view was of Loch Maree from Glen Docherty, which I had all to myself. 140 more words


Disease to Digest - Haemophilia

Some people will know of this rare disorder because of its prominent feature in European Royalty, or as the textbook example of a recessive X-linked genetic disorder. 1,158 more words