The history of the first house I lived in

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Our dragons Brimdraca and Eorðdraca have been challenging themselves to tackle a list of seventy-three different subjects on which a blog could be written… The suggestions are very wide-ranging and aimed at people from every area of life who might want to write a blog, not just writers. 901 more words

Brighton

Ceylon and the SOE

The Special Operations Executive (SOE) resulted from bringing together the UK’s three secret services for the duration of the War in order to conduct espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance. 1,098 more words

History

Irish Diaspora Letters: Ceylon to Dublin (1864)

Irish Diaspora Mail to Ireland:

Ceylon-Dublin:

Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka) to Dublin City

  • Posted from Trincomalee, Ceylon in 1864
    • Ceylon 1857-59 10d Vermilion…
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Philately

Adopt a baby elephant

Still single? But want to be a father or mother?

Here is a chance to be a parent to a baby elephant! Udawalawa Elephant Transit Home offers a foster parent program that lets you be a mother/ father to an orphaned baby elephant till they are released back to the wild. 297 more words

Travel

Bidets Are Making A Come Back, And I Am Tickled Pink.

by Anura Guruge

Growing up, we had bidets in Ceylon — and we are talking 1950s & 1960s.

OK. I should be more precise. Growing up I had bidets… 295 more words

Anura Guruge