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Leaving Spitbank

Spitbank Fort, somewhere in the Solent between Portsmouth and the Isle Of Wight. Originally built, along with its sisters No-Mans Fort and Horse Sand Fort, by Lord Palmerston in the middle of the 19th century, their primary purpose was to … Continue reading

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Isabella Beeton – Domestic Goddess

Isabella Mary Mayson was born on 12 March 1836 at 24 Milk Street, Cheapside, London, and died 6 February 1865 at the tender age of 28. Better known as Mrs Beeton, the English author of Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household … Continue reading

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Christmas Pudding!

The traditional Christmas pudding is as essential to the British Christmas as it ever was! But what exactly is a traditional Christmas Pudding? The early Christmas puddings contained meat, usually mutton or beef, as well as onions, wine, spices and … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol

A CHRISTMAS CAROL In Prose BEING A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS STAVE ONE :  MARLEY’S GHOST Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the … Continue reading

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