How To … Brew Mead
Jul22

How To … Brew Mead

Mead is an ancient alcoholic brew made with honey, fresh spring water, and yeast. Mead making became well known in Europe but died out as people became urbanized. This happened about 500 years ago in Europe.

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The Bayeux Tapestry
Jul15

The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is a fascinating historical artifact. It depicts such a pivotal moment in British and Channel Island history, that of the invasion & conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. It’s a beautiful artifact that’s nearly 1,000 years old!

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Flags of the World
Jul08

Flags of the World

I’ve always been interested in flags. Fascinated in how they embody identity, nationality, pride, a sense of belonging. People can love them, hate them and even die for them. I like to collect the flags of the numerous countries that I’ve visited. Here are a few and their origins and symbolisms… Australia The Australian flag has a dark royal blue base with a depiction of the British Union Jack in the upper left...

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Renoir in Guernsey
Jul01

Renoir in Guernsey

In 1883, the famous French impressionist painter spent the summer in Guernsey, creating 15 paintings in little over a month. Most of these feature Moulin Huet bay. These paintings were the subject of a set of commemorative postage stamps, issued by the Bailiwick of Guernsey in 1983.

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Jokes and One Liners
Jun24

Jokes and One Liners

Some jokes and one liners that you might’ve associated with Les Dawson

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How To … Make a Fire Without Matches
Jun17

How To … Make a Fire Without Matches

How to start a fire without the use of matches.
… “things eveyone used to know how to do.”

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Origin of Some Popular English Idioms
Jun10

Origin of Some Popular English Idioms

The origins of a selection of some popular English expressions and sayings.

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Bible Chronology after the death of Jesus
Jun03

Bible Chronology after the death of Jesus

The book of Acts decsrcibes the events following Jesus’ death and resurrection however it doesn’t detail the exact chronology. This article outlines what and when the events occurred.

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Kings & Queens of England
May27

Kings & Queens of England

From the 10th century Athelston to our very own Elizabeth II, the history of the British monarchy is one of religious conflict, political intrigue, invasion, love, murder, gluttony and colourful connections. Here’s a time line of them all.

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How Does Google Work?
May20

How Does Google Work?

Ever wondered how Google works? How it finds those results so quickly ?
Here’s an info graphic that goes someway to explaining it …

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Brain in a Vat – What is Reality
May13

Brain in a Vat – What is Reality

What if the concepts put forward by the films “The Matrix” and “Vanilla Sky” were real ?

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More than a Soap Opera
May06

More than a Soap Opera

Hilarious exchange of letters from an actual incident between a London hotel and one of it’s guests. The Hotel ended up submitting the letters to the London Sunday Times!

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How Is the Date of Easter Calculated?
Apr29

How Is the Date of Easter Calculated?

Easter is a moveable feast, which means that it does not occur on the same date every year. But how is it calculated ?

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Insurance claim form funnies
Apr22

Insurance claim form funnies

True extracts from some UK Insurance Claim forms.

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Snert (Dutch Pea Soup)
Apr15

Snert (Dutch Pea Soup)

Its undeniable smell and colour means that this traditional Dutch winter fare is not for the faint-hearted!

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