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The ABEL in abelmoir.com…

20 Jun

Dad

David Christopher Abel

New Zealand High Country Stockman, Tree Surgeon.

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Enjoying Grantchester…

15 Sep

 

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Sidney Chambers is a charming clergyman who turns into an investigator when one of his parishioners dies under suspicious circumstances in this drama set in 1953. He partners up with gruff, down-to-earth police inspector Geordie Keating, whose methodical approach to police work complements Sidney’s intuitive techniques of getting information out of people. The two partners — who bring different insights into the crimes they start to unravel — form a true friendship as they work together. As he is beginning his new career, Sidney’s personal life comes apart when he finds out that Amanda, the woman with whom he is secretly in love, has become engaged, making him think he has missed his chance with her.

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Masters of Sex

22 Nov

Masters of Sex

CHANNEL 4 IS CURRENTLY SHOWING

THIS EXCEPTIONAL DRAMA… 

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/masters-of-sex

“Stylish, smart and provocative 12-part drama set in the 1950s, chronicling the relationship of Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the couple who gave birth to the sexual revolution.”

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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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The Walrus and the Personal Trainer…

12 Aug

The Walrus and the Personal Trainer...

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Only The Lonely

25 Jun

Only The Lonely

http://www.stephenfry.com/2013/06/24/only-the-lonely/

http://stephen-fry-me.tumblr.com/

http://www.beatingbipolar.org

Internet based education for people with bipolar disorder

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My wordpress world…

20 Apr

My wordpress world...

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HAPPY HIPS…you may have to copy this picture and hopefully enlarge to read.

26 Mar

HAPPY HIPS...

“A place for teenagers and young adults with hip dysplasia and hip impingement. We want to support and raise awareness for young people with these hip conditions!”

http://www.facebook.com/pages/HappyHips/306333299387634?ref=stream

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STEPS CHARITY…

http://www.steps-charity.org.uk/Get-Involved/become-a-steps-supporter.html

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Servant’s Stairwell shaped to accommodate a coffin lowered from the servant’s quarters.

20 Mar

Servant's Stairwell shaped to accommodate a coffin from the servant's quarters.

Berrington Hall
A National Trust Property.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/berrington-hall/

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1614…Adam van Vianen made this fascinating ewer in memory of his younger brother Paulus, who died in Prague in 1613.

1 Mar

1640...Adam van Vianen made this fascinating ewer in memory of his younger brother Paulus, who died in Prague in 1613.

http://www.wga.hu/html_m/v/vianen/adam/ewer.html

“This ewer is an extreme example of the auricular style, an anti-classical form of design with a flaccid, fluid appearance comprising fantastic sea-creatures and human body parts like bones, ears, sinews and folds of skin. The ewer captured the imagination of numerous painters, in part because its bizarre form allowed it to pass as an object from an ancient and foreign land.”

Examples of the numerous paintings in which it is incorporated include a kitchen scene by Adriaen van Nieulandt…

kitchenthe Isaac Blessing Jacob by Gerbrand van denn Eeckhout…

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and a large canvas by Govert Flinck…

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Spot the ewer…