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1915 - July 4

Fiercely hot and glad to be off. The sand-flies tear us to pieces. Still we get good flowers and have on the table geraniums, sun-flowers, Plumbago, Dianthus, Phlox, Aster, Snapdragon, Pelargonium – the latter 4 just expiring. 78 more words

Europe

1731 - Russia: the 2016 celebrations on Athos

Panteleimonos in Oktober 2014Panteleimonos in 1986

In 2016 the Russians will celebrate the 1000 years presence on Mount Athos. Building and renovation activities are in full progress: Panteleimonos and Bogoroditsa/Xilourgou will regain their old ‘grandeur’, as Patriarch Kirill of Moscow said in 2013. 205 more words

19 Panteleimonos

Happiness is standing still ...

In my wood. Yes, you heard that correctly. My. Wood. Those of you who read this blog will know that Ive recently  moved house. Despite the fact that our previous house was perfectly good, I’ve never really felt ‘at home’ there. 452 more words

Musings

Vlog: Checking in from the Motherland

I’ve never made a vlog before, but I’m gonna give it a shot as a means of checking in. This summer I am a bit all over the place. 58 more words

Travel

Powerful Russian army is 'guarantor of sovereignty': Putin

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/powerful-russian-army-is-guarantor-of-sovereignty-putin-1.2439898

MOSCOW — Russia needs a mighty military to fend off threats near its borders, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, a stance that reflects soaring tensions with the West over the crisis in Ukraine. 407 more words

Daily News

Lloyd George is doing business

The Munitions of War Act 1915 controlled working conditions for employees of private contractors supplying weapons to the Government, and banned them from resigning. It was the result of a controversial shortage of shells earlier in the year. 25 more words

Life On The Home Front