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April the 1st is well known in America, the United Kingdom and other Christian countries – as April Fools’ Day.
This year it National Walk to Work Day now into it’s 14th year. Registration opens 1st July 2012 for the big event on Friday 28th September.
Do you know the Easter story? There have been many film interpretations of it including controversial ones such as Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of the Christ‘ and funnier versions including Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian‘. Easter has now become a … Continue reading
This month we ‘Spring Forward’ and move the clocks on by one hour to move into Summertime. In the UK MP’s are deliberating whether to permanently move the clocks forward by one hour to continuously keep the same time.
Did you know that children today find it much easier to use an iPhone than to tie their shoelaces? A report shows today that as many as 45 per cent of children in the UK aged between five and 13 cannot … Continue reading
Many people around the world celebrate St Patrick’s Day on the March 17th He is the most commonly recognised Patron saint of Ireland and commemorates Christianity being introduced to this Emerald Isle.
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson recently challenged the way we educate our children and made a profound case stating that schools undermine rather than nurture. He feels that ‘‘we are educating people out of their creativity,” and that children today … Continue reading
”The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain” Have you heard this expression before? It is from My Fair Lady, a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. It is very common for practicing pronunciation, especially of -ei- … Continue reading
On February 21st twenty bathers were attacked in a river while swimming off a beach in southern Brazil. Suddenly they felt biting and severe nibbling to their feet and legs. Man-eating Palometas – a species of Piranha, attacked their legs and feet!
It has been discovered that Andalucía was as cold as Scandinavia – and Woolly Mammoths foraged for food and shelter