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The Gift of the Gael

The “Gift of the Gael” is a replica Viking Longship based around a Gaelic adaptation of a Norse design, the Birlinn, also known as a Scottish Galley, developed in the Hebrides and Western Isles of Scotland. Viking settlers would have commonly used this design as a small cargo ship for trade, exploration, invasion and warfare Read more about The Gift of the Gael[…]

Yorkshire Tea

Yorkshire Tea There’s nothing at all odd about drinking Yorkshire Tea when in Yorkshire but I couldn’t resist posting this picture as an OddBall Challenge. I took this picture a few weeks ago  in a very traditional teashop in the  village of Saltaire in Yorkshire. Even though there was glorious sunshine that morning, the heavy Read more about Yorkshire Tea[…]

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