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Archive for December 22nd, 2009

The castle sits upon the White Cliffs on the Kent Coast.   It was at the heart of English defence for centuries and was known as ‘the key to England’.

Inside, crackling fires light up the medieval tapestries hanging from the castle walls and you book traditional Christmas lunch before a tour of the Great Tower, which was built by Henry but has just reopened.

Explore the secret wartime tunnels that wind deep down beneath the cliffs.   They acted as Barracks once for more thatn 2,000 soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars.   In the Second World War it was stocked with provisions in case of German invasion.

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according to the paper this morning four of only eight remaining northern white rhinos have been transported from a zoo in the Czech Republic to a Kenyan game park in an attempt to save the subspecies.

The two males and two females were flown to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, 300km (180 miles) north of the capital, Nairobi, where it is hoped they will reproduce – something they have refused to do in captivity.

“The objective is to get as many offspring as you can from the females – at least one calf out of each within two years”, said Rob Brett, the director of Fauna and Flora International.

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The Lawsons on the Loose

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Fergy's Rambles.

Travelling while I still could (pre-virus obviously).

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Life With OCD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, And Recovering from Addiction.