How To … Fire a Musket
Apr20

How To … Fire a Musket

In the Napoleonic wars the cannon and musket was king of the battlefield. But how do you load and fire a smooth bore musket ?

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Wordsmith – Food for thought
Apr10

Wordsmith – Food for thought

Improve and test your gastronomic wordpower.

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How To … Make Soap
Mar27

How To … Make Soap

How to make soap at home.
… “things eveyone used to know how to do.”

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Pontifications – answers to the fluff of everyday life
Mar06

Pontifications – answers to the fluff of everyday life

Answers to some of the amusing questions and fluff we muse on from time to time. What does the D in D-day stand for? Why are portholes round? … amongst other questions.

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True or False, Fact or Fiction
Feb10

True or False, Fact or Fiction

A lot of what we ‘know’ to be true can sometimes turn out to be no more than an ‘urban legend’. Van Gogh only sold 1 painting or a Tulip could cost as much as a house. Can you tell whether they’re fact or fiction ?

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Origin of Some Popular English Idioms II
Jan24

Origin of Some Popular English Idioms II

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

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Origin of Some British Christmas Traditions
Dec09

Origin of Some British Christmas Traditions

We have a lot of traditions surrounding a good British Christmas which enjoy but never really question. But where did some of them originate from ?

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Krampus – The ‘Anti-Santa Claus’
Dec06

Krampus – The ‘Anti-Santa Claus’

Meet a new and disturbing character to add to the pantheon of Christmas mythical beings … Krampus!

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Dingbats
Nov11

Dingbats

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

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Donkeys, Toads & Crows
Sep09

Donkeys, Toads & Crows

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.

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Wordsmith – Test your wordpower
Aug12

Wordsmith – Test your wordpower

Improve and test your wordpower by matching words to one of a multiple possible definitions.

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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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