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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Couch to 5K in 9 weeks
Apr08

Couch to 5K in 9 weeks

An exercise programme to get you running 5Km in 9 weeks.

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What is the origin of April Fools Day ?
Apr01

What is the origin of April Fools Day ?

When & how did April Fools day come about ?

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Flags of the Channel Islands
Mar25

Flags of the Channel Islands

Many of the flags recall links to the The Duchy of Normandy. The Duchy stems from the Viking invasions of France in the 8th century. It was created by the treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte in 911 out of concessions made by King Charles, and granted to Rollo.

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Tommy Cooper one liners
Mar18

Tommy Cooper one liners

Some rib-ticklers from the master of comedy, Tommy Cooper

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Victor Hugo’s Exile
Mar11

Victor Hugo’s Exile

Victor Hugo left France in 1851 for an exile that would last 19 years. After a short period in Jersey he came to Guernsey and was instantly captivated by the island. During 15 years on the island he wrote some of his most famous works.

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