12 Weird and Wonderful New Years Eve Traditions

12 Weird and Wonderful New Years Eve Traditions

12 Weird and Wonderful New Years Eve Traditions It is the morning of New Years Day 2018 and I am having a ‘loony dook’.  Any idea what is?  Let me break it down for you.  Dook is a Scottish term meaning to dip or bathe. While loony is what I must be, because here I...
Why English Sparkling Wine Is So Damn Good

Why English Sparkling Wine Is So Damn Good

Why English Sparkling Wine is So Damn Good It is the year 1652, and Christopher Merret – an English Scientist, Physician, Naturalist and Mettalurgist – has just documented how to put the fizz into English Sparkling wine.  This is over 30 years before the French...
The Time We Saw Santa At The North Pole

The Time We Saw Santa At The North Pole

The Time We Saw Santa At The North Pole The North Pole Alaska, that is.    Not the actual North Pole which is in fact 1700 miles North in the middle of the Artic Ocean and can only be reached by really intrepid explorers, of which I am not one.  And it wasn’t the real...
Why Walking is the Best Medicine

Why Walking is the Best Medicine

Why Walking is the Best Medicine I realise how much my life has changed over the last four years, when I become over the top, pee-in my-pants excited about a pair of walking boots.   They are tan leather, clunky, unflatteringly wide fitting, and for the next two...

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