St. David’s Day (incl. Welsh cakes recipe)

The 1st of March marks the celebration of St. David's Day, the patron saint of Wales. Welsh cakes are traditionally made on this day, here's how to do it.

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Shakespeare and I

Not only has April 23rd been the International Day of the Book (or World Book Day) ever since 1995... for much longer it has also been the birthday (and death-day, actually) of a certain someone called William Shakespeare, and today we are celebrating it for the 450th time. Since the birthday boy is unable to... Continue Reading →

RMS Titanic

In the early hours of April 15th, 1912 the RMS Titanic bade her final farewell to the world and sank to the depths of the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg two hours and forty minutes earlier. I don't think there's much to be said about how and why this happened that hasn't been said... Continue Reading →

The King’s Army Parade

Yesterday was the last Sunday of January, which meant that the English Civil War Society gathered on The Mall to hold their annual King's Army Parade to commemorate the execution of King Charles I on 30th January 1649. Elevated by his son, Charles II, to the position of a martyr, Charles I is immortalised in... Continue Reading →

Burns Night

Tomorrow is Burns Night, so get those neeps and tatties ready! For the haggis you might want to try this recipe. Might be a bit late to learn 'The Address to a Haggis' off by heart, though, so why not just play this great rendition of it at supper? As for the beverage of choice... Continue Reading →

Terra Nova Expedition

Every day we have been ready to start for our depot 11 miles away, but outside the door of the tent it remains a scene of whirling drift. I do not think we can hope for any better things now. We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and... Continue Reading →

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