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Ring Out, Wild Bells (1850); A New Year’s Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Ring Out, Wild Bells (1850); A New Year’s Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson<p>Ringing in the New Year<p>For centuries, shortly before midnight on New Year's …

The Poem 'Christmas' by John Betjeman (1906-1984). An Analysis

<b>Stanza 1</b><p>The first verse is located in a church<p><b>Line 1</b> - <i>waiting Advent</i> - Advent is the twenty-five days in December leading up to Christmas Day when …

'Minstrels' by William Wordsworth. A Christmas Poem by England's Most-Loved Romantic Poet

'Minstrels' by William Wordsworth. A Christmas Poem by England's Most-Loved Romantic Poet<p>'Minstrels' by William Wordsworth (1770-1850)<p>The minstrels …

Southern Spain:The Best Time of Year to Visit

Southern Spain:The Best Time of Year to Visit<p>Mijas in Andalucia<p>Mijas in the Province of Malaga<p>Mijas is a small, whitewashed town situated on a …

Singapore's Chinatown and the Chinatown Heritage Centre

Singapore's Chinatown and the Chinatown Heritage Centre<p>Enter the world of Chinatown, Singapore, where the senses are awakened by the colourful …

Singapore: Taking A Long-Haul Flight and First Impressions of Ex-Pat Life

Singapore: Taking A Long-Haul Flight and First Impressions of Ex-Pat Life<p>The Flight to Singapore<p>Preferring to avoid stops and changes, I took a …

17 Lower-Carb Meals For Busy Weeknights That Actually Look Delicious

Recipes that will make eating fewer carbs a beautiful thing.<p>Keep in mind that <b>you should always</b> check with your doctor before starting a new diet or nutrition plan. (That's especially true if you have diabetes; not all these recipes may be right for you.) Alright, it's time to dig in!<p>All nutritional …

Whitby in North Yorkshire, England - Then and Now; Former Famous Residents, and the Count Dracula Connection

Whitby in North Yorkshire, England - Then and Now; Former Famous Residents, and the Count Dracula Connection<p>Whitby Harbour in the Twenty-First Century<p>…

Why There Are Bonfires and Fireworks Throughout England on November 5th

Why There Are Bonfires and Fireworks Throughout England on November 5th<p>The Gunpowder Plot<p>On the 5th November 1605 a Catholic plot to kill King James …

17 Delicious Ways to Eat Butternut Squash | SELF

It seems like every time I walk into a grocery store from the months of September to January, I end up with a butternut squash in my cart whether …

Healthy Recipes

12 Ways to Cook With Ginger This Fall

Perhaps you’ve had ginger in a nice tall glass of iced tea or hot tea (especially that time you were sick). Other than the subtle kick, the root provided a telltale comforting warming sensation. Since good ingredients make other foods taste even better, we’ve gathered 12 ginger recipes that give a …

Healthy Recipes

A Poem for Autumn: "Ode to Autumn" by John Keats (1795-1821)

A Poem for Autumn: "Ode to Autumn" by John Keats (1795-1821)<p>An Apple Orchard in Autumn<p>I love the changing seasons here in England but early Autumn is …

Origins of Halloween Trick or Treating and a Traditional Soul Cake Recipe

Origins of Halloween Trick or Treating and a Traditional Soul Cake Recipe<p>The Earliest Origins of All Hallowstide<p>Modern Halloween customs founded on a …

Memoirs of a Nonagenarian: A Childhood Catastrophe

Memoirs of a Nonagenarian: A Childhood Catastrophe<p>I missed almost the whole of the school year whilst I recuperated. Once the pneumonia had cleared …

Memories of an English Working-Class Childhood in the 1920s

Memories of an English Working-Class Childhood in the 1920s<p>Prologue To the Memoirs<p>For several months in 2015, my father, then aged ninety, worked …

WW2 Voyage Across the South Atlantic to Tristan da Cunha, the Most Remote Inhabited Island on the Planet

WW2 Voyage Across the South Atlantic to Tristan da Cunha, the Most Remote Inhabited Island on the Planet<p>Sailing to "A Safe But Lonely Island"<p>As the …

Newstead Abbey

The ancestral home of beloved English poet Lord Byron has a bizarre history.<p>Best known as the ancestral home of 19th-century romantic poet Lord …

Literature

Memories of WW2 Naval Training and Sailing on Winston's Special Convoys

Memories of WW2 Naval Training and Sailing on Winston's Special Convoys<p>I completed my two-year course at the technical college early in July 1939 and …

A Working Class English Childhood During the Great Depression of the 1930s

A Working Class English Childhood During the Great Depression of the 1930s<p>Life During the Great Depression of the 1930s<p>Life had become very hard for …

5 hidden spots to study in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, the home of Sir Walter Scott, is a city defined by its literary history, universities, and academia. With over 40,000 students, it’s no …

Scotland

12 High-Protein Grain Bowls You Can Pack For Lunch | SELF

Honestly, I like eating salad for lunch. For one, it feels great to know that I've likely hit my daily vegetable quota (about 2-1/2 cups, according …

Healthy Recipes

A Traditional Afternoon Tea and the Duchess Of Devonshire’s Recipe for Scones

A Traditional Afternoon Tea and the Duchess Of Devonshire’s Recipe for Scones<p>Recipe for Scones - an essential component of Afternoon Tea<p>Scones served …

15 Foods a Nutritionist Always Keeps in Her Fridge

Healthy eating is my foundation, and I like to think of a well-stocked fridge as pre-production for everyday life. Having the right mix of nutritious …

Eating

Butternut Squash Soup: Cheap, Delicious, and Nutritious

Butternut Squash Soup: Cheap, Delicious, and Nutritious<p>A Quick, Cheap, and Nutritious Soup<p>What could be more comforting than a large steaming bowl of …

Santillana del Mar and the Prehistoric Altamira Cave Paintings via Santander

Santillana del Mar and the Prehistoric Altamira Cave Paintings via Santander<p>Musicians at a Medieval Festival in Santillana Del Mar<p>Santander - gateway …

A Weekend in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

A Weekend in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England<p>Harrogate, North Yorkshire Voted the Happiest Place in England<p>In a poll of 40,000 people by the …

Newark-on-Trent, Home to England's National Civil War Museum

Newark-on-Trent, Home to England's National Civil War Museum<p>Newark Market Place<p>The Queen's Head 16th Century Inn<p>The Cross Roads to the …

The Black Virgin of Montserrat, Catalonia

The Black Virgin of Montserrat, Catalonia<p>Montserrat is a spectacular, multi-peaked mountain that is part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal range. It's …