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Bank Holiday Outing: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

With two other families, we spent a day in Portsmouth.  Arriving in plenty of time to hit the shops at the factory outlet at Gunwharf Quays (my summer wardrobe is now suitably supplemented) we also managed to have a look around the historic dockyard.  While the men and children managed the tour, my friends and I reminisced about our last visit.  On that occasion, I set foot on HMS Victory and distinctly remember the guide sharing the story about the origins of the phrase ‘square meal’.  Read the rest of this entry »

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