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Jul2013
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Some of you might have heard of Heston Blumenthal and his marvellous feasts he would prepare on his TV show. Rob and I used to love watching that TV show in NZ and Australia – He loves using dry ice to freeze ingredients. He make things that don’t look edible (like grass and soil garden) be delicious and the experience always seems to be wondrous. Well, he has a restaurant in his home town, Bray, just outside London – The Fat […]

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Jul2013
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After a great first day, we were eager for some more walks and abbey ruins. Luckily, Yorkshire is happy to oblige – we set off for Rievaulx Abbey and walking the Yorkshire Moors. The Moors are quite beautiful. The weather was still crisp, but the walk over the hills and through the woods was great. Then we came around the corner, and there was the abbey! It’s huge! Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 by twelve monks from York as a mission […]

09
Jul2013
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In England, there are 2 long weekends in May. For the first one, our friend Richard kindly invited us up to his holiday home in Yorkshire for walks, ruins and some beers. We certainly did all three. But first, some walking. Richard took us to Studley Royal estate – a beautiful estate and water gardens built in the 19th century. A great place for some walking. The estate is beautiful, but was actually built to enhance the picturesque ruins of […]