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The founding of the Eternal City – Rome – Fact & Fiction

On the 21st April 753 BC, according to Plutarch, the city of Rome was founded. In this article we look at the myths and legends surrounding the foundation of the ‘Eternal City’.

Secrets of The Bayeux Tapestry : Hidden Meanings & Gestures

The Bayeux Tapestry is an historical artifact that never fails to impress depicting as it does such a pivotal moment in British and Channel Island history, that of the invasion & conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. But look closely and you will come across oddities that are hard to explain, mysterious characters, some named, some not, appear in the main body and borders. Add to that some of the cuirious rather theatrical gestures they appear to be making and there emerges a sense of mystery.

Guernsey Ways – Vraicing

Few island customs, except perhaps the Clameur de Haro, which survive today can claim as ancient a history as that of ” vraicing.”

How Did Something Come From Nothing?

How Did Something Come From Nothing? : Questions do not come much deeper than this and until the 1970s only theologians and philosophers felt able to take it on (plus physics students still in the bar at closing time)

Modern Compensation Culture and the Ancient Practice of Wergeld

If there is one thing that is a blight on modern life it is the rise of ‘compensation culture’. The idea that someone else is always to blame and you are entitled to some compensation no matter what. But the origins of this are far older than you might think.

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Secrets of The Bayeux Tapestry : Hidden Meanings & Gestures

The Bayeux Tapestry is an historical artifact that never fails to impress depicting as it does such a pivotal moment in British and Channel Island history, that of the invasion & conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. But look closely and you will come across oddities that are hard to explain, mysterious characters, some named, some not, appear in the main body and borders. Add to that some of the cuirious rather theatrical gestures they appear to be making and there emerges a sense of mystery.

Guernsey Ways – Vraicing

Few island customs, except perhaps the Clameur de Haro, which survive today can claim as ancient a history as that of ” vraicing.”

Why didn’t Napoleon Ever Invade the Channel Islands?

Given that Britain and France were at war almost permanently between 1792 and 1814, it does seem strange that Napoleon Bonaparte made no effort to occupy what were almost exclusively French-speaking islands just a few miles off the French coast.

The founding of the Eternal City – Rome – Fact & Fiction

On the 21st April 753 BC, according to Plutarch, the city of Rome was founded. In this article we look at the myths and legends surrounding the foundation of the ‘Eternal City’.

Modern Compensation Culture and the Ancient Practice of Wergeld

If there is one thing that is a blight on modern life it is the rise of ‘compensation culture’. The idea that someone else is always to blame and you are entitled to some compensation no matter what. But the origins of this are far older than you might think.

Why Does Time Seem to Go Faster as We Get Older ?

As you get older does it sometimes feel that time is passing much more quickly than when you were younger? Why does our perception of time change so drastically with age? And is there anything we can do about it?

The founding of the Eternal City – Rome – Fact & Fiction

On the 21st April 753 BC, according to Plutarch, the city of Rome was founded. In this article we look at the myths and legends surrounding the foundation of the ‘Eternal City’.

Secrets of The Bayeux Tapestry : Hidden Meanings & Gestures

The Bayeux Tapestry is an historical artifact that never fails to impress depicting as it does such a pivotal moment in British and Channel Island history, that of the invasion & conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. But look closely and you will come across oddities that are hard to explain, mysterious characters, some named, some not, appear in the main body and borders. Add to that some of the cuirious rather theatrical gestures they appear to be making and there emerges a sense of mystery.

How did WWI End ?

The First World War, which has become a byword for a static war of attrition, ended in 1918 just as it had begun in 1914, as a mobile war. But it was a final throw of the dice by the Germans in the Sping of 1918 that was to be a ‘catalyst of the end’.

Has the Tomb of the Mona Lisa Been Found ?

Her likeness famously hangs in the Louvre museum in Paris and she has been the discussion of endless texts trying to find out who she was and just what her enigmatic smile might mean. But the location of Mona Lisa’s mortal remains has always been more of a mystery….until now.

Out of the mouths of babes oft times come gems – some more school test funnies

As the saying goes “Out of the mouths of babes oft times come gems” … and those gems can sometimes be extremely hilarious indeed. We’ve gathered together some of the things that children have written at school in response to tests

More Milligan Magic

Some humerous poetry from the wacky world of the master of mirth … Mr Spike Milligan.
I’m not frightened of Pussy Cats.
They only eat up mice and rats,
But a Hippopotamus
Could eat the Lotofus

Fifty Flabergastic Factoids

50 falbergasting factoids from the most eminante intelellectual fluff gathering team on the planet …. known as the QI Elves

What Would Happen If You Stopped Sleeping ? – Would you Die ?

Ahhh, sleep! You can never have enough of it, it seems. But what if you stopped sleeping altogether?

Why Do Teapots Dribble ?

For the British, the taking of tea is part of our cultural heritage so you can understand why the dribbling teapot would be of particular concern.

Latest Local News

BBC News - Guernsey

BBC News - Guernsey

Romania captain Ilie Nastase is banned from the Fed Cup tie against Great Britain after an incident that leaves Johanna Konta in tears.
Posted: April 22, 2017, 7:59 pm
Guernsey FC boss Tony Vance says there would be "nothing wrong" with his side battling to avoid relegation "year on year".
Posted: April 21, 2017, 4:53 pm
The band are nominated twice for "most performed song" at the annual songwriters' awards.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 12:50 pm
The Reverend Mike Keirle, currently the Vice Dean of Guernsey, was an agricultural researcher.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 8:32 am
Andy Hibbs denies the RNLI's claim he broke the volunteers' code of conduct.
Posted: April 9, 2017, 3:48 pm
The floating devices are designed to remind boat and jetski users of the speed limit on the water.
Posted: April 9, 2017, 9:52 am

Quote of the Day…

You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.
Albert Schweitzer

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