Monthly Archives: August 2015

Be on the Alert

I always thought my old home town of Nottingham’s reputation as a high crime area was unjust. Like many cities it has its dodgy areas but for the most part I thought it was a great place to live – That … Continue reading

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365 uses for a cannonball

Well two really, but it’s a start. The idea for today’s offering came when I walked past an iron bollard, and it reminded me of an interesting fact about that particular type of street furniture that I learned some years … Continue reading

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Here’s to the Bride & Groom!

Today’s eagerly anticipated posting is not so much about word origins as a word meanings. How many of my legions of married followers went for a traditional church wedding where the bride walks down the aisle? Answer: none. Or at least … Continue reading

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Weodmonað

And so we enter August in our tour of the Anglo-Saxon year. I have a new weapon in my armoury now, having come across a great little guide to Old English in a gift shop on a visit to Avebury. This … Continue reading

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