Monthly Archives: July 2010

Ireland

I have decided that as soon as I retire, or have a bestseller, whichever comes first, I am out of here and off to Ireland to live. I’ve seen the castle-like fortress that I fancy. It is a derelict Templars’ … Continue reading

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The coward was shot at dawn, Sir.

Now I have to admit to extreme cowardice in the face of the enemy, or at least in the face of my beloved.  We are in Northern Ireland,  and a pleasant drive around stunning coastline, not far  from the famous … Continue reading

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At the End of the World

You remember in the film Where Eagles Dare where Clint Eastwood had a doosey of a fight with a Nazi on the roof of the cable car as it wound down from a castle high up on a snow covered … Continue reading

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The Knights Templar’s Hidden Treasure

Last time we were in Scotland, long before Dan Brown had ever read Holy Blood, Holy Grail, I went looking for Roslin Chapel after learning that it was not that far from Edinburgh, where Jan’s sister Elspeth lives. You will … Continue reading

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Fornicators

Perils of the Kirk You have to laugh. Our house in Inglewood is a 104 years old, being built in 1906 and it’s been heritage listed by the local council. I’m not unhappy about that as it shows that someone … Continue reading

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Have we been had by the poor, disadvantaged, starving miners?

Is it just me or did anyone else see the irony in a bunch Australia richest people protesting loudly and expensively about extra taxes for miners? One single person being worth 4 or 5 Billion, with a capital B, has … Continue reading

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Not More Bloody British History…

In the Royal Oak pub in Fishguard, on the Welsh coast,  at one end of the dining room is an old desk, cordoned off with a red rope. It is obviously very special. It turns out that it is the … Continue reading

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