Sinterklaas – A very Dutch tradition
Dec02

Sinterklaas – A very Dutch tradition

Sinterklaas is quintessentially Dutch. You might be tempted to think he’s just a Dutch version of Santa Claus … but he’s definitely not. He doesn’t even live at the North Pole !

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Spike Milligan Side Splitters
Nov29

Spike Milligan Side Splitters

Some random jokes, poems and quips from the master of quirky and surreal himself … Mr Spike Milligan …

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Thanksgiving – An American Tradition
Nov25

Thanksgiving – An American Tradition

Thanksgiving is a traditional feature of North American life. We explain the history and origins

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Gâche Mélée
Nov22

Gâche Mélée

Gâche Mélée (pronounced Gosh Mel – are) is a traditional Guernsey apple dessert… perfect for Autumn & Winter treats

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How does a computer CPU work ?
Nov18

How does a computer CPU work ?

Computers are a part of everyday life. At it’s core is the CPU. But what is it and how does it work?

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Roman Guernsey – Lisia
Nov15

Roman Guernsey – Lisia

Contrary to to popular belief the Romans didn’t call Guernsey Sarnia. It is likely that the name they gave it was Lisia.

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Dingbats
Nov11

Dingbats

Test your knowledge on phrases and sayings with these Dingbat graphics …

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Is free will an illusion ?
Nov08

Is free will an illusion ?

What would you say if scientists could show that brain activity to press a button occurred 7 seconds before you consciously made the decision to even do so ?

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Budloe Night – Guernsey Bonfire Night
Nov04

Budloe Night – Guernsey Bonfire Night

Budloe Night in Guernsey is also Bonfire Night. They’re seen as the same now, but were they originally ?

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Remember Remember the 5th of November
Nov01

Remember Remember the 5th of November

Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot….. what lies behind this quintessentially British event ?

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Anno Domini – Origin of the Western Calendar
Oct28

Anno Domini – Origin of the Western Calendar

Anno Domini or “the year of our Lord” is the dating system we use in the West and is all but the de-facto world standard for chronology. But when and how was it calculated and what was in use prior to this dating system in western Europe ?

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How To … Brew Perry Cider
Oct25

How To … Brew Perry Cider

Perry Cider is the name given to Pear Cider. Home brewing cider is surprisingly easy and you don’t need to buy a lot of expensive equipment.

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Reconstructing the 1st language
Oct21

Reconstructing the 1st language

Is it possible to recreate the language of Stone Age man, spoken between 30,000 and 100,000 years ago? Some linguists believe it is.

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Guernsey Bean Jar
Oct18

Guernsey Bean Jar

Traditional Guernsey bean jar is traditional winter fayre, especially around Bonfire night or as it’s known in Guernsey Budloe Night.

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How To … Make Bread
Oct14

How To … Make Bread

How to make bread without the use of modern bread making machines.
… “things eveyone used to know how to do.”

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