Fa – the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian


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Selangor

SELANGOR

In Malaysia

famous for its pewter work

one of thirteen states


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Obscure words explained 93. – chockablock

CHOCKABLOCK

A nautical term

when blocks drawn close together

permit no movement

Note: Originally chock and block, part of the tackle on rigged sailing ships


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Unusual U.K. place names 46. – Lydford Fair Place

LYDFORD FAIR PLACE, Somersetshire

In the Mendip Hills

Leisurely and Moderate

Great routes for runners


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Unusual U.K. place names 26. – Bishop’s Stortford

BISHOP’S STORTFORD, Hertfordshire

An historic town

at a  ford crossing the Stort

river flowing through