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Dinan, A Delightful Medieval Town In Brittany — Back Road Journal

The quaint little town of Dinan is one of the best preserved medieval villages in Brittany, France and has a completely different atmosphere from other small towns in the area. It was the first town that my husband and I visited during our recent cruise along the coasts of France, Spain and Portugal and what […] … Continue reading

The Irish Celtic Goddess Morrigan In Ukraine On Saint Andrew’s Day — Dracul Van Helsing

The Irish Celtic Goddess Morrigan In Ukraine On Saint Andrew’s Day The Irish Celtic Goddess Morrigan awaited war War between Russia and Ukraine The Celtic goddess of War stood there Alongside Ares the Greek god of war And Thor the Norse god of thunder They stood in the woods not far from Voronkiv the village […] … Continue reading

The Isle Of Man RTF — BAMOS9WIE

The Official Tourism Site for the Isle of Man. Everything you need to know about what the Isle of Man has to offer: Things to do, Places to Stay and Visit, Events, Culture, Nature and Heritage. Perfect destination for a short break or extended holiday. The Isle of Man [//visitisleofman/] (Manx: Ellan Vannin) is an […] … Continue reading

Ben Tianavaig

Overlooking the harbour at Portree on the Isle of Skye, Ben Tianavaig isn’t one of the island’s higher slopes but it is a nice little climb with spectacular views from the top. With Portree and the Cuillin ridge to one side and the Isle of Raasay and the mountains of Torridon on the other, you […] … Continue reading

With Boughs of Holly

article from Colonial Williamsburg website journal, 2008 by Mary Miley Theobald photos by Dave Doody   From Peasant Hut to royal palace, Europeans have for centuries decorated their homes and churches with greenery at Christmas. The tradition antedates the Christian era. Pagan societies like the Romans, the Celts, and the Norse observed Midwinter, the shortest … Continue reading

Make Your Own “Quick” Traditional Irish Mead

article contribution from irishcelticjewels.com Sweet with honey and spices, traditional Irish Mead can be an ideal choice for the sunny autumn days, and it’s such a fun recipe to try. Treat yourself to this medieval Gaelic beverage, which is best enjoyed in delicate, fluted glasses for a touch of Emerald Isle elegance. Authentic mead, which … Continue reading

Iron Age Village, Great Bernera, Outer Hebrides — Scots Roots

A great storm in the winter of 1993 uncovered substantial stonework amongst the sand dunes on the beach at Bostadh on Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides. The site was excavated in 1996 to reveal a Norse settlement but further digging brought to light an earlier Iron Age village dating from around 500 – 800AD. […] … Continue reading

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Recipe: Welsh Cakes

Originally posted on nolavstheworld:
So… Friday’s are recipe days. Just in time for a weekend in the kitchen 🙂 And firmly on my list of top ten treats are…WELSH CAKES!!! There is an amazing little shop down Cardiff Bay called Fabulous Welshcakes (no need to explain what they sell) which is a must-visit for anyone in the…

Missing Brittany……Breton Butter Cake

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