Town Mouse & Country Mouse

The "Town Mouse and the Country Mouse" Aesop Fable has become an English idiom that recognises the effect on our character of where we are from, and to use another idiom how as a result we may sometimes feel like a fish out of water.

Let’s get reading!

This blog forms part of an article published in the January/February 2017 edition of Staffordshire Living Magazine. Research and specialists agree that reading with your child is the single most important thing you can do to help with their education, so here are some ideas to help you with your momentous task. Never forget how... Continue Reading →

Libraries Matter

Let’s celebrate libraries-all is not lost! This blog formed part of my article published in the January/February 2018 edition of Staffordshire Living Magazine. The human species has always been a curious one, and generous too; in fact, collecting knowledge to store and share is as old as civilisation itself. Archaeologists have found 5000-year-old inscribed clay... Continue Reading →

Drinking Together-What’s the History?

With the festive party season upon us, pubs and bars across the country will play host to groups of friends or work colleagues of both sexes who will drink together and look forward to their Christmas break. But what is the historical context of such drinking across the sexes both at Christmas and throughout the... Continue Reading →

An African Adventure-Day 9

Into the crater… The Ngorongoro crater stretched out below us as we began our descent into its bowl in smaller four-wheel drive vehicles; far more suited than the truck for the steep drop down through the heavily forested rim to the crater floor. The statistics of the crater are as staggering as the views: up... Continue Reading →

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