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The Summer Isles: a book review
Marsden started his voyage from Fowey [pronounced Foy.] One of my earlier articles, Walking the South Cornish Coast, was set around Fowey.
frankbeswick, 5 hours ago
The Summer Isles: a book review
Derdriu, South Cornwall is where the author lives, so that is where he started his voyage. The detour along the west coast of of Ireland was for interest, but you may be right that it is the route that the author's aunt would have chosen.But ...
frankbeswick, 5 hours ago
The Summer Isles: a book review
I suspect, BSG, that the western Irish route was more interesting than the Irish Sea route and provided more writing material.
frankbeswick, 5 hours ago
The Summer Isles: a book review
Was there a reason to take the longer, more perilous route?
blackspanielgallery, 6 hours ago
The Summer Isles: a book review
frankbeswick, Thank you for the photos, practicalities and products. Does the author explain why he chose the less traveled, more difficult, most dangerous route along the western Ireland and Scotland coastlines over the safer, simpler route ...
DerdriuMarriner, 9 hours ago
Macclesfield Treacle Fair
Game and rabbit with red wine! This sounds delicious. Game pies in Britain are cooked like ordinary pies. I am a great fan of feta and happily I don't have cholesterol problems.So I often have a few cubes of feta on my bread at breakfast. I ...
frankbeswick, 12 hours ago
Macclesfield Treacle Fair
Thank you, Frank, for your recommendations and explanations. I will look for these cheeses at some specialty shops in Bucharest as well as online. I love cheeses too, and I often eat veggies with cubes of feta cheese. I also like vintage Cheddar ...
Mira, 14 hours ago
Cornwall: England's most south-westerly county
Well, Richard never got the throne, so what became of his efforts?Nothing really. Geoffrey may have promoted a Cornish Arthur because the Normans were in conflict with the Welsh, so a Welsh Arthur would have been a propaganda gain for the ...
frankbeswick, 18 hours ago
Cornwall: England's most south-westerly county
frankbeswick, Oh, I can't believe that I forgot about all that, especially Richard, earl of Cornwall, king of the Romans and son-in-law of William Marshal. The latter is represented on this side of the pond as having integrity but also street ...
DerdriuMarriner, 1 day ago
Eat Like a Fish: a Review
Strange that you mentioned wild ocean waters, for I am just about to write a book review which touches upon that subject. I have eaten seaweed, dulce, which the Irish call dillusk [water leaf.] It is chewy and tastes a bit salty.
frankbeswick, 1 day ago
The Garden in the Fall
There are plenty of magpies where we live.
frankbeswick, 1 day ago
Macclesfield Treacle Fair
Great to hear from you, Mira. Here are some recommendations for English cheeses: Wensleydale, still made to a recipe developed by monks. Stilton: a blue cheese, said to be the queen of English cheeses Cheshire: white and crumbly,a real ...
frankbeswick, 1 day ago
Macclesfield Treacle Fair
I love English and Irish pies. I'll try to make some at home. I'm also thinking of ordering some cheeses from the UK online. I looked at the ones you're showcasing -- from Amazon -- but apparently that product is fickle and does not always offer ...
Mira, 1 day ago
Eat Like a Fish: a Review
Nice read. I like the idea of shellfish and seaweed farms along ocean coasts. I'm surprised it's not done more. Also, I like that this person who led a rumbustious life, as you called it, has found his way to ocean waters, which are similarly ...
Mira, 1 day ago
The Garden in the Fall
What a pleasant article! I especially delighted in the presence of magpies, as they are rare in places I frequent. (I spend most of my time in Bucharest.) In fact I have a photo of my phone with the birds of one of our parks and there are no ...
Mira, 1 day ago

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