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New Merchant Navy and Bertram Mackennal stamps

29 Sep

A fitting tribute to the wonderful Merchant Navy and some of her fine ships of yesteryear…have to say the Cutty Sark is a family favourite, great greatuncle Linton, Moir & Ritchie built…

First Class Cutty Sark

First Class Cutty Sark

The British Postal Museum & Archive blog

As always during Stampex Royal Mail are issuing several sets of new stamps. Today sees the launch of a commemorative issue on the Merchant Navy and commemorative sheets marking the 150thanniversary of the birth of Bertram Mackennal.

Merchant Navy

The Merchant Navy stamps salute the heritage of the UK’s trading fleet of ships, run by various companies. These export and import goods from around the world as well as carrying passengers, and historically have been intertwined with the fortunes of the nation.

The accompanying miniature sheet honours the contribution of the Merchant Navy in times of war, when its ships assisted in the war effort. 2013 will mark the 70th anniversary of the turning point of what is called the Battle of the Atlantic, after which losses reduced considerably.

Bertram Mackennal

Bertram Mackennal was born on 12th June 1863 in Melbourne, Australia, to parents of Scottish descent. After initial…

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Exciting News from Virginia USA!

24 Sep

HAVE A LOOK HERE FOLKS…

Exciting News!.

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I have watched Belle Grove come to life over the last year…a wonderful rebirth of this delightful Virginian Plantation, beautiful house, top class B&B and amazingly energetic and multi-talented hosts & custodians Brett & Michelle Darnell.

Brett & Michelle

To celebrate a year of abelmoir.com reborn here on WordPress I have to share a friends wonderful as always Blog…Stalking Longbeard

12 Sep

Stalking Longbeard.

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abelmoir.com day 365

11 Sep

abelmoir.com

Just celebrating a year with WordPress, and five years and 11 months since abelmoir.com was created…Yipee!

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My wordpress world…

20 Apr

My wordpress world...

ABELMOIR GOES GLOBAL…

22 Oct

Moss Piglet’s homeboy Axi Ambystoma Axolotl…
AKA Ol’ CUP MOUTH,

He wants to celebrate our crossing the continental landbridge today and hitting República del Ecuador with his ‘I’m homesick’ song …not again Axi PLEASE 

…go on then Axi HIT IT BOY!

“I was NOT born in Basingstoke!  I am endangered in the wild and I came from somewhere in an egg.  I’m an eight and a half year old baby…I am EXOTIC OK” 

NEWS FROM THE TANK: AXI  GOT A NEW HOUSE…bigger tank arrived yesterday 30th October as O’l Cup Mouth’s ‘heed’ got bigger due to ‘kerfuffle’ here on WordPress AND the cheeky fellow got some of Fred Cat’s Pollock Fish, (the tail end) for breakfast this morning, after months of refusing to eat anything but 99p Store’s  Mealworm for Birds…after rejecting his  expensive ‘Krill’ flavoured sinking Trout Pellets, now in the post to an Old Sea Dog in Scotland, who will probably get a tummy ache from tasting them! Oh lordy.

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WORDPRESS CAMP ROYAL WINDSOR ENGLAND 2013

17 Oct

WORDPRESS CAMP WINDSOR ENGLAND 2013

Welcome to Royal Berkshire

1,000’s must come, but beware the locals!