Category Archives: Day-to-day

What kind of historian are you?

Book being read: Plato, The Laws New article out: O. Rees, “Horse(wo)men of the Steppes: The Amazons“, Ancient Warfare Magazine I was at an ancient warfare conference in Aberystwyth not that long ago (which was brilliant by the way) when … Continue reading

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Individualism

Book being read; back to Thucydides at the moment I’m afraid New article out: Battle of Bannockburn, MW IV.3 There is an historical movement, one that I am technically part of, which mirrors the modern day worship of individualism. That … Continue reading

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100 Great Breads: Bread #15 – Farl

*Note!! I began writing this last Tuesday (I think) and never got to finish it, so I have now returned to see it through. You will very quickly see what, or who, was the culprit for this blog’s demise* M.D. … Continue reading

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100 Great Breads: Bread #9 – Irish Soda Bread

Hmmm, soda bread. Well what can one say about soda bread? It is beautiful in its simplicity, it is valuable in its rapidity (I am not sure that is even a word), it really blurs the lines between bread and … Continue reading

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100 Great Breads: Bread #8 – Sunflower Seed Bread

So it seems it wasn’t just me, the whole family agrees that the milk loaf was a no starter. So, to compensate for this, I decided to find the most savoury bread recipe I could – which was surprisingly difficult. … Continue reading

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