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Revenge from the Grave

Another diverting little snippet from my trusty Almanack of Folklore. On May 20th, 1736, one Samuel Baldwin was buried at sea. He wasn’t a sailor and he didn’t die at sea, but it was his request to have such a … Continue reading

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On Ice

It must have been a very generous act by whoever this cake was made for… …but I wonder if it was necessary to go to quite those lengths?

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The Mysteries of Life

Despite all our advances in science and our accumulation of knowledge, there remain some enduring mysteries in life: what is dark matter and how come we can’t find it? Is there life on other planets? Why is it that when … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

Raid your piggy bank! Sell one of your kidneys to a dubious online source! Or even both! Yes folks, it’s time to subscribe to the latest edition of the children’s educational magazine Aquila. This month’s theme is ‘Safari’ and the … Continue reading

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Announcement

To those of you who have no internet access and never go online, I implore you to give it a try if only to sign up to this amazing blog. And in the same vein: (Courtesy Analytical Grammar)

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Midwinter Violins

I came across a children’s book from the early 70s in a charity shop, and bought it as much for the cover as anything. I love the artwork in old children’s books. I’m also of the opinion that the 60s … Continue reading

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More Words of Wisdom

Few people are aware that May Eve, or Beltane Eve, is almost as spooky as Halloween. My trusty Perpetual Almanack of Folklore reminds us that it’s important to keep babies safe at this time: A crust of salted bread under … Continue reading

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