In case you are new to England and don’t know what the Fireworks are about that usually start around the end of October until early November, here is a video explaining the history of the reason for this tradition. (By … Read the rest
Word of the day, 1st April 2015
April Fool’s Day /ˈeɪprəl fuːlz deɪ/
Don’t believe everything you hear today – if there’s a news story that sounds a bit strange, or too good to be true, it may well be … Read the rest
Word of the day, 15th March 2015
Here’s a bit of cultural information, rather than a new word itself.
Today in the UK it is “Mothering Sunday”.
In recent years this has become called “Mother’s Day”, so it … Read the rest
Word of the day, 14th March 2015
liquorice /ˈlɪkərɪʃ/ (noun)
I was doing a bit of shopping in Godalming today (a quaint town on the River Wey, about 8 kilometres, or 5 miles, south of Guildford). In the high street … Read the rest