Budloe Night in Guernsey is also Bonfire Night. They’re seen as the same now, but were they originally ?
Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot….. what lies behind this quintessentially British event ?
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 ?
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.
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.
Traditional Guernsey bean jar is traditional winter fayre, especially around Bonfire night or as it’s known in Guernsey Budloe Night.
How to make bread without the use of modern bread making machines.
… “things eveyone used to know how to do.”
The first English dictionary was the work of a single man just over 250 years ago. Here’s some background to this epic achievement.
Victor Hugo was a truly prolific writer with much of his work having a overt political and social sub-text or commentary. This is a list of his works.
How many of us have a foot a foot long ?
What are the origins of some of the measurements we use today.
Coca Cola is a ubiquitous and iconic symbol of the U.S. but when & who came up with it?
The Mind-Body problem. One of philosophy’s great topics of conjecture and debate. How are mental phenomena explicable in terms of, or otherwise related to, physical states and events in the body ?
Every country has it’s own national symbols. The Channel Islands are no different and there’s a surprising array of animals ascribed to each island and their people.
There are 2 basic categories of beer : Lagers and Ales. But what is it that makes them so different ?