‘My fin’

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Sir Horatio Nelson when wounded at Teneriffe

‘My fin’
by BigJules

 

Nelson Wounded at Tenerife, by Richard Westall

I have to confess that I’m a bit squeamish about all things medical. I love to read about a rattlin’ good Age of Sail sea battle and immerse myself in the tactics and sailing conditions – but then there’s the aftermath, the deaths and injuries, the amputations…

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Hot Shot Judging Panel Announced – Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2014

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Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is delighted to announce the illustrious judging panel for 2014. The stellar team includes: Yotam Ottolenghi, Israeli-born chef, cookery writer and restaurateur, Donna Hay, Australian food stylist, author and magazine editor, Roy Meiklejon, National President, BIPP, British Institute of Professional Photography, David Loftus, food photographer to Jamie Oliver, Julia Bradbury, Presenter BBC1 Countryfile and Justine Roberts, Mumsnet CEO and co-founder.

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In Praise of Pies

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Stargazy pie

by BigJules

Reminiscing about the good old days with a former shipmate recently I recalled returning to our ship in the wee hours and stopping to grab a meat pie from “Harry’s Cafe de Wheels”, not far from the Woolloomooloo dockyard, Sydney. He told me that so popular with the navy did this eatery become that in 1978 Rear Admiral David Martin – over a pie and a glass of champagne – commissioned it “HMAS Harry’s”!

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Olla July 2013

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O L L A – P O D R I D A

~ Quarterly News & Views for fans of Julian Stockwin’s historical fiction ~

++ always sent in plain text: guarantees no virus/malware on your computer ++

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July 19, 2013

[Olla-podrida: an affectionate 18th-century term for a colourful medley of items]
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A personal message from Julian:

“The Bosun has decided to retire after bringing this wonderful newsletter to you for over ten years. I’m sure you will join me in thanking him for all his efforts and wish him the best for the future.

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The America’s Cup A History 1851-2003

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The America’s Cup – A History 1851 – 2003
by Bob Fisher
Order now. Only 160 copies of this definitive book remain…

The Cup is in chaos. This year’s event in San Francisco is looking to be a farcical parade – a shadow of the greatest show on earth promised by Cup holders Larry Ellison and Sir Russell Coutts. In the age of Facebook, they promised to transform the coverage both on the web and on TV and with it bring Superbowl audiences. But with one challenger still in the shed being re-built, the Italians refusing to race until the race jury had ruled in their favour over attempts by the American organisers to railroad through rule changes that might favour their own boat, Team New Zealand has been racing in the Louis Vuitton Challenge trials almost unopposed.

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IMO Publishing newsletter: Jul 2013

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We are pleased to inform you that the backorders for the updated edition of the IAMSAR Manual: Volume I, 2013 Edition, MARPOL Annex VI and NTC 2008, 2013 French Edition and MARPOL Annex VI and NTC 2008, 2013 Spanish Edition have now been released and despatched. We kindly remind you that these new editions render the previous ones obsolete.

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