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5 drinks from around the world to make you feel Christmassy

5 drinks from around the world to make you feel Christmassy

Are you bored of mulled wine? If so, take a gander at these festive beverages:

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.

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.

Everything you've always wanted to know about liquorice

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about liquorice

Once, in Iceland, I joyfully bit into my first mystery bar and found… liquorice. Liquorice pieces within the chocolate bar. The horror.

Daylight saving time: Why do we have to lose an hour's sleep?

Daylight saving time: Why do we have to lose an hour’s sleep?

You might be surprised just why and how Daylight Saving Time started…

British words which originated elsewhere

British words that originated elsewhere

The history of the English language is understandably a tad murky. With waves of immigration dating back to prehistory, it’s not surprising our wonderful language has taken a lot of influence from around the world. Here are some words that you probably use every day, without even thinking about how far they’ve travelled.

Bari Cathedral: Midsummer’s window

Well, it’s all downhill from now, isn’t it? Last weekend, we had the longest day of the year. It was grey and cloudy; daylight hours well spent, then! Let’s hope it wasn’t cloudy in the Italian city of Bari, though.