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Vive la France!

Last year I spent the most beautiful week in Normandy.

See, I literally mean beautiful.

So beautiful that I’m heading there again this year!

I stayed with a wonderful, kind and welcoming French family who have become excellent friends. 167 more words

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Private Thomas Michael James Reilley 6557

A Mortlake boy, Thomas Reilley had been riding in the Western Districts at 110lb before enlistment as a single 21 year old, marking a period of tragedy for the Reilley family. 303 more words

Private James Hercules Harold Anderson 1942

Sometimes tragedy occurred upon the return from the front and the dangers of war. James Anderson grew up in the Corryong area and was a well-regarded cross country jockey, riding regularly around the Towong circuit when war broke out. 452 more words

Private George HERLIHY 3342

Hamilton boy George Herlihy didn’t manage to spell his name correctly on the enlistment form but he was keen to leave the ranks of Victorian jockeys and join the fight. 29 more words

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Private George HERLIHY 3342

Hamilton boy George Herlihy didn’t manage to spell his name correctly on the enlistment form but he was keen to leave the ranks of Victorian jockeys and join the fight. 564 more words

A Saint, a Convict, and a Gargoyle go into a Swamp…

On my recent trip through northern France, I was intrigued by all the gargoyles on the gothic churches and wondered why they were there. Then I came across this story which seems like a pretty reasonable explanation. 1,210 more words

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