Author Archives: kazhoney

About kazhoney

I recently (2018) made a decision to live a more plastic free life. This blog documents my successes and failures and is a way to encourage me on in my move towards a plastic free life.

Armistice day celebrations 2018 – Aspley Guise

My aunt and uncle had invited us to help their village celebrate 100 years since the end of WW1 and we were very excited to be taking part in an armistice celebration.  The event took place in the Ellen Petit … Continue reading

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Walking in the footsteps of my grandfather – WW1 100 years on – Part 2

I woke up on 20 October 2018 to the sound of church bells pealing at 7am in our B & B in Cagnoncles.  I was too excited to hang around any longer so we set off early towards Briastre. A … Continue reading

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Walking in the footsteps of my grandfather – WW1 100 years on – Part 1

I have just returned from one of the most special experiences of my life.  I have literally trodden in the footsteps of my grandfather who was an officer during WW1 and visited the site where he won his medal 100 … Continue reading

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Making natural inks & paints from plants

As you might be aware from reading my blogs, crafting is one of my other hobbies and when crafting and history meet, I’m even happier!  This week (May 8th & 9th 2018),  I attended a 2 day workshop on how … Continue reading

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School History Project Conference 2018

We have just returned from attending the 30th SHP teachers conference in Leeds this year.  We were feeling a bit frayed around the edges having been working away from home for the best part of the last month.  If I’m … Continue reading

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Making Ships Biscuits

While we sometimes moan about the very early ups in our job (4AM quite often), it is nonetheless a very varied job and there is never a chance to be bored.  The favourite part of my job is creating a … Continue reading

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Franklin – ‘Death in the Ice’

Start the year as you mean to go on, is a saying one often hears.  Our year has started with a visit to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.   We were visiting to undertake some research  for a possible future … Continue reading

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18th Century Crime & Punishment

Crime is fast becoming one of our specialities and on Tuesday, Wel was running our 18th century crime & punishment trials at Colchester Castle in Essex.  Some of you might be familiar with our medieval crime & punishment trials, which … Continue reading

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Medieval Milling and bread making

Last weekend we were running our medieval milling display at Dover Castle in Kent.  As part of the display we bake some medieval breads to show the public so on Thursday last I set about baking some of the breads that … Continue reading

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SHP Teachers Conference

We recently made a return to the School History Project Conference in Leeds.  We first attended the event many moons ago, back when we were first starting out, under our original name of Discovering Medieval.  They very kindly gave us … Continue reading

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