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Michaelmas Goose

Today, 29th September is Michaelmas Day, the feast day of St Michael which has become a combined feast for the archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel. The traditions of the Christian feast of St. Michael and All Angels are heavily blended … Continue reading

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The New Zealand Experience

The cuisine of New Zealand relies primarily on local ingredients and seasonal variations. An island nation with an agricultural economy that yields produce from both land and sea. Pâkehâ settlers were European emigrants who emigrated to New Zealand, more specifically … Continue reading

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Regional England : Cumbria

Cumbria (ˈkʌmbriə – KUM-bree-a) is a county in North West England. Cumbria’s largest settlement and county town is Carlisle and the only other major urban area is Barrow-in-Furness on the south-western tip of the county. The county of Cumbria consists … Continue reading

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Doing Porridge

In Great Britain today the serving of time in prison is colloquially referred to as ‘Doing Porridge’ The principal reason for this is that the dull, grey, washed out existence of prison life is supposedly the equivalent of a constant … Continue reading

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Aberdeen – Some Little Known Facts

Continuing with the series of sketches from the book  by Jessie M. King, c.1910. To accompany them I have come across some interesting, little known facts, gleaned from a very comprehensive site at http://www.aberdeencityandshire.com Rowies, made out of bread dough … Continue reading

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