Gloucestershire Festival of Polo at the Beaufort Polo Club

Rather than watch the Trooping the Colour on such a beautiful early summer’s day we took the dogs and our very best demeanours to the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo at the Beaufort Polo Club, near Westonbirt. This annual event's web site notes it to be one of the...

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Aberfan disaster: aftermath (long read)

The Aberfan Disaster was the single most appalling and shocking tragedy in modern Welsh history The tragic events at Aberfan on the morning of October 21 1966, when 116 children and 28 adults died in a sea of slurry following the collapse of a coal tip above the...

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Gosh, my life is so boring….

GoPro videos are some of the most amazing you will find on YouTube. My favourite to date is the latest "GoPro HERO6: This is the Moment in 4K" launch video, astonishing video of astonishing athletes doing astonishing things in one-of-a-kind, astonishing locations....

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The Aberfan Disaster: The last day before half term….

Aberfan Disaster Memorial Garden A few weeks ago we were bowling down the A470 through South Wales when we passed a local signpost to Aberfan. It had probably been 40 years since I had last visited the village so we duly turned off and followed the winding road back...

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Home air-dried beef rib taste test

Drying the rib over salt I cut two ribs of beef apart and froze both in separate vacuum bags. A couple weeks’ later, a few days before Natalie was due to visit us, I defrosted one and put it on a rack, above a layer of salt (Himalayan pink salt, no less) and put it...

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The quest to save Stephen Hawking’s voice

Here’s an interesting article from the San Francisco Chronicle that caught my eye. Published just after Hawking passed away it tells the story of the efforts of a dedicated technical team, including some of the original developers of Stephen Hawking’s voice...

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