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Freshwater West meets Harry Potter and Robin Hood

Related articles by Zemanta [caption id=“attachment_1193” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Freshwater West beach in Pembrokeshire”][/caption] Of course not literally, but it was published today in the local newspaper that the Freshwater West (the location of one of my recent trecks: The difference is in the Angle) will be used as a filming location for the upcoming movies Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood remake.

The difference is in the Angle

I am convinced you everyone will see the huge difference in the views you see on the north side of the peninsula, compared to the south - while on the north side you see the beautiful town of Angle, but then as you move further along you are met with the view of all the petroleum and gas industries in the area with their huge piers and tall chimneys. And as you continue to the south part of the peninsula all that you can see is the vast ocean.

Blackpool Mill and the Old Slebech Church

This one the walk no 27 taken from the book and is a bit of a deviation from the books theme - it being that there are 41 circular walks in Pembrokeshire. Well this walk is still in Pembrokeshire but it is not at all circular. However the authors can be forgiven for this as it is a very nice easy walk with some nice views, especially at the main Slebech estate (see their website for more details.

A Message from John Cleese to the Citizens of the US

I saw this somewhere on the internet and found it hilarious. I apologise to any US citizen if he/she is offended but this is really good! To The citizens of the United States of America: In light of your failure to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas , which she does not fancy).

The Queen to visit Slovenia

I was very surprised to hear that the British Queen Elisabeth II. is to visit Slovenia soon. **[Buckingham Palace](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckingham_Palace) press releases** **ANNOUNCEMENT OF STATE VISITS TO SLOVENIA AND SLOVAKIA** **26 June 2008** **THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN** The Queen and [The Duke of Edinburgh](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0697611) will pay [State Visits](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_visit) to: Slovenia, at the invitation of President [Dr Danilo Tuerk](http://www.up-rs.si/up-rs/uprs-eng.nsf); and [Slovakia](http://maps.

Skydive London for a day

Last weekend I did what I wanted to do for a long while - to actually skydive in the UK. I’ve been putting it off for a long time, lately mostly due to the weather we have been having. Last weekend the weather was OK, no flu lingering in the background and no lameness in any of the legs :-) The Skydive London dropzone is situated about 3 hours drive away from Haverfordwest, adjacent to the town of Swindon.

How to work as a vet in the UK on a Slovene vet diploma

This post was written in 2006 and is outdated This post will be dedicated to the description of the procedure I had to go through to get my Slovene veterinary qualifications recognized in the United Kingdom. I must stress that this is the procedure that was applicable to me and may vary for other individuals that have different circumstances. I first tried to get my diploma nostrified 6 years ago but because Slovenia was not yet part of the European Union I would have to go through professional exams in the area of small animal practice and horses.