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A Historical Tour de #Belgium: #Bruges, #OstendAtlanticWalls and #Ypres

Following John’s post Remembering Great Granddad George, I am filling in some gaps and sharing a few more pictures of our ‘expedition’ to our European cousins. Yes, I have wanted to visit Bruges for quite sometime, long before I saw the … Continue reading

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Remembering Great Granddad George – Four Co-incidences

by John Kirk My great-grandfather, George Gittos, died on April 16th 1918 during the Battle of Paschendaele near Ypres in Belgium. I once went out with a girl, Marie-Claude from Lille which is less than an hour from Ypres. On … Continue reading

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#Majorca: a Special #Birthday Treat on a Magical Spanish Island

The rays of the sun, the sound of the sea, the long stretch of green palms and white plane trees, the glimmer of the fabulous yachts, all formed a pretty picture of a tropical paradise on earth. I laid down … Continue reading

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From One Ironman to Another

by John Kirk Birmingham shivered in sub zero temperatures. Even Antony Gormley’s Iron Man looked a little rustier with the snow settled on him. It was time to get away to warmer climes and the land of iron men of … Continue reading

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