Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Damned:” A rollicking novel by Chuck Palahniuk

I go through phases of not reading books, but having discovered the joys of Amazon I might go back to it. They have books that probably couldn’t be found in an ordinary UK bookshop! “Damned” could be one of these! … Continue reading

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The Bear Inn, Crickhowell

Crickhowell is a picturesque Welsh market town, with the market cross marking what used to be the town centre. Close to this is my favourite eating place, The Bear Inn. I have been going there for forty years and still … Continue reading

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Eating and Drinking around Merthyr Tydfil

You may be forgiven for thinking of Merthyr Tydfil as a depressing, run-down place which is a relic of the Industrial Revolution, but it does have a few things going for it; it’s arts centre for one, and its eateries … Continue reading

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Eating and Drinking in and around Bath

I have just spent six weeks in Bath, mainly at the University of Bath which is situated on Claverton Down (for that you might want to read Watership Down as it was a haven for British wildlife). I escaped from … Continue reading

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Winchester, once Capital of England

Winchester is an historic city, once the capital of Wessex, and of England, was the seat of King of King Alfred (the Great) after his coronation in 871. His Bishop and advisor Swuthun (or Swithun), had died in 861 and … Continue reading

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The New Forest, England: Enchanting and Magical

The New Forest is one of my favourite areas of England. My first puppy came from there, a cross between a Welsh Border Collie and a smaller dog of mixed breeds that herded cows in the Forest for its keep. … Continue reading

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