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Unusual races from around the world

Running on a treadmill, or pounding the same old streets, can be a bit repetitive. So why not enter one of these unusual races instead?

4 spooky ghost towns from around the globe

Although Halloween may be over, the scent of pumpkins and (for some reason) latte are still on the chill autumn air, so let’s take a peek at some of the more spooky ghost towns from around the world.

Everything you wanted to know about aubergines

Everything you wanted to know about aubergines

It’s a little ironic for me to be writing about aubergines considering I probably haven’t ever eaten one myself. I’m an incredibly fussy eater and I’m sure I would’ve dismissed the idea of eating a purple vegetable off-hand. But nevertheless, the aubergine is a fascinating thing for many different reasons. Let me tell you why.

Pancakes from around the world

Pancakes from around the world

Well, well, well, who’d have thought it? Another Christian tradition that was influenced by Pagan traditions.

Tetraphobia: East Asia's fear of the number four

Tetraphobia: East Asia’s fear of the number four

I have a love-hate relationship with numbers – love seeing numbers in my bank account (as long as there’s no minus in front of them) but hate numbers in almost all other scenarios. Certainly never ask me to add them together or multiply them or divide them or some trickery like that.

Slang and sayings from around the world

Slang and sayings from around the world

Isn’t slang a wonderful thing? You can ask someone if their “bags o’ mystery” are “bang up to the elephant”, and that’s a lot more fun that asking if their sausages are perfect.

Flower fields from around the world

Flower fields from around the world

I really love flowers, and this blog post is just an excuse for me to look at pictures of them.