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The Vickers Supermarine Spitfire is rightly seen as the greatest British fighter ever built, an inspiring blend of elegance, power and speed. So successful was the plane that over 22,000 were manufactured in 19 different marques and more than 52 … Continue reading

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Tofu Or Not Tofu

Following on from ‘Veganuary And The Meatless Monday’, we come to Tofu, or bean curd, a popular food derived from soya. Like many soya foods, tofu originated in China. It is made by curdling fresh soya milk, pressing it into … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Can do With NaHCO₃

Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda, is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO₃. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline, but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slightly salty, … Continue reading

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Veganuary And The Meatless Monday

Vegetarianism is  practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat (red meat, poultry, seafood, and the flesh of any other animal), and may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter. Vegetarianism may be adopted for many and various reasons, … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Want To Know About . . .

Christmas or ¡Navidad!, Noël or  Weihnachten, God Jul or Sretan Božić, Crăciun fericit or Ziemassvētkus! The languages of the world have quite a variety of names for Christmas. That’s not surprising, what with the language issues involved but it turns … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain 80th anniversary 2020

How Australia’s ‘brave few’ helped to stop the Nazi war machine Eighty years ago this year, the Battle of Britain was being fought in the skies over southern England. Hitler’s Luftwaffe was trying to destroy the Royal Air Force to … Continue reading

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Halloween – A Romantic Poem

Robbie Burns wrote some weird stuff. From the ‘Address to a Haggis’ to ‘The Cottars Saturday Night’ his poetic works range far and wide. Halloween is a romantic tale for an ethereal night though somewhat tongue if you can actually … Continue reading

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10 Things You May Possibly Not Have Known About Halloween

Sometime in the 8th century, Pope Gregory I (540 – 604 AD) had the date of the All Hallows’ feast moved from the 13th of May to 1st of November. It is thought that in doing so, he was attempting … Continue reading

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A Further Taste Of India

Returning to the Little Indian Cookbook mentioned previously I include here a few more recipes worth a second look. Spices are used in many different forms: whole, chopped, ground, roasted, sautéed, fried, and as a topping. They blend food to … Continue reading

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The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick

The Collegiate Church of St Mary, or rather the foundations thereof, date back to 1123 when they were laid by Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl Warwick. It is located in the county town of Warwick, a mere stone’s throw from … Continue reading

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