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1. I Had a Mini-Stroke and What Happened After
I Had a Mini-Stroke and What Happened After
In September 2007 I had a mini stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA - the medical term for a mini-stroke) which was shocking for me and for family and friends. I had no reason to suspect that I was in any danger of cardiovascular problems. I was even more shocked by what followed six months ...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:48:50
2. Moonflowers - Night Blooming Plants
Moonflowers - Night Blooming Plants
The Moonflower must be among the most beautiful of flowers as well as one with a very romantic name. Imagine sitting in your garden on a warm summer evening, a full moon overhead and beautiful moonflowers blooming nearby with their fragrance wafting on a light breeze. Several different plants a...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:54:31
3. Quick and Easy Blueberry Cake
Quick and Easy Blueberry Cake
This Blueberry Cake is one of my favourite dessert or cake recipes I can mix it up in about 15 minutes from getting out and measuring the ingredients right through to putting the cake in the oven. I am a very impatient person and love quick and easy recipes, particularly when I'm trying to make ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:54:31
4. Art Deco - Design for the Modern Age
Art Deco - Design for the Modern Age
Art Deco, popular originally in the 1920s and 30s, took its name from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, an exhibition held in Paris in 1925. The style was first seen there in the work of French designers who had been experimenting and refining it for some...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:04:19
5. Art Nouveau - A Beginner's Guide
Art Nouveau - A Beginner's Guide
The Art Nouveau style occurred during the last quarter of the 19th century and evolved from Aestheticism and the Art and Crafts Movement. The revolution occurred because many artists and designers were disenchanted and bored with the fussiness of Victorian art, design, style and fashion. New de...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:24:23
6. Who Are London Cockneys?
Who Are London Cockneys?
When you hear of Londoners, you probably think of Cockneys but not everybody who is born or lives in the capital city is a Cockney. The tradition has been that it only applied to somebody born within the sound of Bow bells. There are traditions and activities associated with Cockneys: the Pearly...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:54:31
7. Collecting Thimbles, Old and New
Collecting Thimbles, Old and New
Thimbles are simple, utilitarian objects worn to protect the finger-tip and most people who do much hand sewing will own and use one. For collectors, though, they are much more than that and the thimbles they collect can range from the beautiful to the whimsical. Some collectable thimbles are ol...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:12:38
8. English Afternoon Tea
English Afternoon Tea
English afternoon tea is a tradition going back less than 200 years and was popular among upper class ladies with time on their hands. It's never been a traditional part of the day of the average English person - most were working too hard to take time for dainty sandwiches and cakes and drinkin...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:48:50
9. Flowering Shrubs for Shade
Flowering Shrubs for Shade
Finding species to grow in shade can be difficult as many flowering shrubs demand a position in bright sunlight . In my last garden I had two big trees growing quite close together. This meant they provided shade over about a quarter of the garden. Luckily it was partial shade so it was possible...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:54:31
10. Paperweights
Paperweights
Who can resist paperweights? Made by master craftsmen, they are objects of supreme beauty. Is it any wonder that they were hardly ever used for such a mundane task as securing loose papers? In the 19th century, educated ladies and gentlemen sat at their desks writing letters and making entries in...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:31:27
11. Historic City of York, England
Historic City of York, England
York, the county of Yorkshire's major city and a magnet for visitors from all over the world. They are attracted by the quaintness of the streets, the city's beauty, York Minster and the city's long history which includes Romans, Angles, Vikings and Normans. York has many interesting museums inc...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:48:49
12. Dartmoor, Devon, UK - National Park
Dartmoor, Devon, UK - National Park
Dartmoor was designated as a National Park in 1951 and covers an area of 368 square miles. The landscape ranges from lovely wooded valleys to desolate but beautiful wild moorland interspersed with rocky tors. There are areas of bogs and rough pasture. The range of habitats found makes it import...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:51:38
13. Traditional English Recipes
Traditional English Recipes
Traditional English recipes are often described as 'good plain cooking', particularly by the people who like them. In fact, most of us over about 30 or 40 years old have been brought up on it in the days when home-cooked meals were a regular occurrence. At its best, it can be nourishing and delic...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:47:56
14. Bengal Tigers in the Wild
Bengal Tigers in the Wild
The Bengal Tiger or Royal Bengal Tiger was once found through a large area of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet and other countries in South East Asia. Now its distribution through these areas is patchy as may be seen from the map below. There were eight subspecies of tiger but only five remain as t...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:52:19
15. Traditional Christmas Pudding
Traditional Christmas Pudding
The British Christmas Pudding is a very rich traditional dessert, served as part of Christmas Day dinner. Of course, many people just can't manage to eat it then, so often it's served later in the day and for several days following because, unless you have a large family gathering, it is too big...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:52:01
16. New City of Brighton and Hove
New City of Brighton and Hove
Brighton and Hove, on the south coast of Britain, have formed a single conurbation for many years now. Brighton still appears much racier than the more genteel and sedate Hove but, even so, you would be hard pressed to know when you are crossing from Brighton into Hove. In 1997, as part of loca...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:05:53
17. Hampton Court Palace, Near London
Hampton Court Palace, Near London
Hampton Court Palace, situated about 15 miles south west of Central London, has seen many dramatic events in its 500 years of history and there are many reports of ghosts. It is a popular place to visit both with Londoners and visitors to the capital. It also plays host to one of the country's b...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:47:56
18. The Importance of the New Forest, Southern England
The Importance of the New Forest, Southern England
The New Forest, in Hampshire, Southern England, is the largest tract of lowland common land in Britain making it of great importance for the environment and conservation as it covers a range of habitats from boggy valley bottoms to dry heathland. Due to its long history and in spite of its name,...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:08:50
19. Raspberries - My Favorite Fruit
Raspberries - My Favorite Fruit
Raspberries are my absolute favourite fruit, although I love most summer fruit - strawberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, cherries and the rest. I will eat raspberries fresh off the bush: - one in my mouth, one in the basket; one, two in my mouth, two in the basket; and so on. I have to admit, ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:04:19
20. Chester, England - Medieval City
Chester, England - Medieval City
Chester, county town of Cheshire, in the north west of England, stands on the River Dee, not far from both Liverpool and North Wales. The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country because it has kept many of its medieval features including tiered shopping galleries. Th...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:04:19
21. And The Ladies Of The Club
And The Ladies Of The Club
"...And Ladies of the Club" by Helen Hooven Santmyer made an enormous impression on me when I first read it back in the mid 1980s. There I was, an Englishwoman in my late 30s, living in London, UK, totally entranced by a very long tale of small town American life covering sixty years. This book c...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:54:31
22. My Favorite Climbing Plants
My Favorite Climbing Plants
Flowering climbing plants are among my all-time favourites in the garden. I've grown them up walls and fences as well as through shrubs and trees. They soften and brighten the look of walls and fences. If your fences or walls are low, put trellis on top so climbers can give height and vertical ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:52:00
23. The Historic City of Bath, England
The Historic City of Bath, England
I moved to Wiltshire, just 12 miles from Bath, in 1993. Since then I've fallen in love with this beautiful city in south-west England. We still live in Wiltshire although much further away from Bath but I still visit it often. It is popular with visitors from all over the world. They are drawn ...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:54:31
24. The Great Full English Breakfast
The Great Full English Breakfast
Our full English breakfast is one meal that most people around the world agree we English do well, even though English cooking has had a terrible reputation in other countries in spite of the many great Michelin starred restaurants here now. Most of us natives would agree the English breakfast i...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:51:38
25. William Morris, Designer
William Morris, Designer
As William Morris, called the Father of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and Edward Burne-Jones were walking down a street in Oxford in 1853 they were instantly captivated by a painting in a shop window - The Return of the Dove to the Ark by John Everett Millais. It was a turning point in the lives ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:21:28
26. Knickerbocker Glory Dessert
Knickerbocker Glory Dessert
A knickerbocker glory ice cream dessert was the greatest summer treat in the world when I was a child. Not only was it Big with a capital B, it was also expensive. It was something that neither my mother, nor anybody else I knew, ever made at home. When we were visiting the seaside and sitting ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:08:46
27. Oscar Wilde Meets his Fate
Oscar Wilde Meets his Fate
Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900), playwright, poet and a great wit, was one of the most successful men of the late 19th century. Born in Dublin, Ireland, into an Anglo Irish professional family, he went from being one of the most famous men in Victorian England to disgrace, prose...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:11:59
28. Ancient Somerset Levels
Ancient Somerset Levels
The Somerset Levels and Moors are an internationally environmentally important wetlands habitat situated in the south west of England (UK). Across the area, 25ft above sea level is the maximum height attained. A coastal clay ridge protects the area from sea flooding. The moors usually have peat ...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:05:38
29. Stonehenge and Nearby Prehistoric Sites
Stonehenge and Nearby Prehistoric Sites
The county of Wiltshire, in the south-west of England, is most famous for Stonehenge, the stone circle where Druids still celebrate the summer solstice. Then there are the huge Avebury stone circles, among which a village has been built. Other associated sites include barrows (ancient burial mou...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:05:53
30. Tower of London
Tower of London
The Tower of London is one of the capital's best known and most popular visitor attractions, as well as a World Heritage site. The Tower has had a dark and sinister reputation, although it was used as a palace for a while, it's also been a prison, a place of torture and of execution - notably by...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:54:31
31. Quiz: How Well Do You Know London, UK?
Quiz: How Well Do You Know London, UK?
London, capital city of Great Britain, is probably one of the most famous cities in the world and even people who have never visited it know a great deal about it. It's famous for its financial district and history. It's also a great place to go shopping. Visitors come from all over the world to ...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:13:18
32. Should Art & Antiques be Restored or Not?
Should Art & Antiques be Restored or Not?
When is restoration of antiques and art justified and when is it vandalism to destroy the marks of history and to replace them with a modern sheen that completely destroys its original character? This is the question posed by Richard Philp, a well respected and long established art dealer based i...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:24:23
33. How to Have a Beautiful Garden and Pets
How to Have a Beautiful Garden and Pets
Some keen gardeners think it is impossible to have a beautiful garden and have pets. Dogs can run across flower and vegetable beds, crushing and breaking plants. Many dogs like to dig holes and both dogs and cats will use the garden as a toilet and so leave poop for you to pick up. So what do y...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:05:38
34. Sugar - Friend or Foe?
Sugar - Friend or Foe?
Sugar is an intrinsic part of a western diet. It is found in obviously sweet foods like cakes and in less obvious places like baked beans and salad dressings. It provides the preservative for jellies (jams) and makes some foods more palatable. As well as sugar found in various foods, we add suga...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:04:19
35. Summer - A Good Time to Lose Weight
Summer - A Good Time to Lose Weight
Summer is an ideal time to lose weight and improve your diet. In summer, most people wear fewer, lighter clothes making it harder to cover the bulges and making us more self-conscious. They are even more conspicuous if we want to wear a swimsuit or bikini. When I was fat, I'd lie in the bath and ...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:04:19
36. The Dissolution of the Monasteries
The Dissolution of the Monasteries
Many of the monasteries of England and Wales had become rich and powerful institutions by the 16th century. At that time they were all Catholic. They provided employment, charity for the poor, hospitals for the sick and education. Henry VIII had broken away from the Roman Catholic Church over hi...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:05:38
37. Quiz: What Do You Know About Tigers?
Quiz: What Do You Know About Tigers?
Tigers are a critically endangered species in the wild. Before they disappear completely, why not take a quiz about this beautiful big cat? They are one of the great iconic species of top predators. Tigers once had a wide range across parts of Asia, now they are restricted to small areas and suf...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:11:13
38. Pesticides: Don't Kill the Good Guys
Pesticides: Don't Kill the Good Guys
Pesticides - are they the answer to the problem of pests or do they cause as many problems as they solve? Imagine waking up one morning and discovering that all the insects and other pests in your garden have disappeared forever - no more slugs and snails, aphids, lily beetles, caterpillars and ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:05:53
39. I Love Lilies
I Love Lilies
Lilies are not universally popular. I love the way they look, the myriad of varieties as both cut flowers and garden plants and I love the way they perfume a room. My best friend doesn't like them because the look of them and their scent reminds her of funerals. I know what she means but I love ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:52:01
40. Gaudy Night - More Than a Mystery Novel
Gaudy Night - More Than a Mystery Novel
I first read Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane by Dorothy L. Sayers about 35 years ago. In fact, I went through a period of working my way through all of this author's novels because I enjoyed them so much. Gaudy Night was one of my favourites and recently I read it again...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:59:31
41. Companion Plants Can Deter Garden Pests
Companion Plants Can Deter Garden Pests
What are companion plants? They are the ones you plant alongside your vegetables, fruit and other prized plants because the pests that afflict these most don't like the companions. Although some research has been done into how and why this works, much of our knowledge comes from ordinary people...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:08:49
42. Chocolate and Butterscotch Brownies
Chocolate and Butterscotch Brownies
Chocolate and Butterscotch Brownies are my favorites. I think chocolate and butterscotch go together like coffee and cakes. This is one of my favourite recipes because it is really quick and easy to prepare too. You should be able to understand the ingredients whether you are English, like me, ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:05:12
43. A Moroccan Tagine - Perfect for Slow Cooking
A Moroccan Tagine - Perfect for Slow Cooking
When I bought the Le Creuset tagine pictured here, it was because I'd heard it is a great way to cook food slowly on the top of a stove. No need to worry about it boiling dry, or having to put in a lot stock before you start. The design of a tagine means that it will never boil dry as long as it ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:12:01
44. Quiz: What Do You Know About Fruit?
Quiz: What Do You Know About Fruit?
We all know fruit is good for us but do we all know why and how much we should eat each day? Find out how good your knowledge of fruit is here. Some of the questions are easy and a few might make you think a little harder. Overall, though, this should be a fun quiz to do. The good news is that ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:11:14
45. Quiz: What Do You Know About Musicals?
Quiz: What Do You Know About Musicals?
I've been a lifelong fan of musicals both on stage and as movies. Because I'll watch my favourites musicals over and over again and I'll listen to them on CD too, over the years I've gradually acquired a lot of information - most of it fairly useless! When it does come in useful is when I'm watc...
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:21:06

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