23rd January 2014

A week of useless knowledge – Day 4

Some old British Achievers to share today….. On 21 December 2007, Queen Elizabeth II became the oldest British monarch at 81 years and 8 months, overtaking […]
22nd January 2014

A week of useless knowledge – Day 3

Wednesday is the day for the Top Five Bizarre British Books. All are real titles with details of the author/s, publisher and date of publication: 1. […]
21st January 2014

A more useful Day 2 in ‘A week of useless knowledge’

Yesterday, the headlines were: Schools urged to do more ‘What now?’ I found myself thinking…. Another media spin on what teachers are not doing? But actually, […]
20th January 2014

A week of useless knowledge …. Day 1

The title really does tell the story. This week, we thought we would put together some top X (sometimes two, sometimes ten) compendiums – historical and […]
19th January 2014

#3 James Robert Leonard Fielder

When I was very young, my grandparents moved to Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands. My grandfather, David Day, had been interested in discovering our ancestry […]
18th January 2014

Pooh Day

Alan Alexander Milne was born on this day in 1882. After graduating from Cambridge University, he worked as assistant editor of Punch magazine and wrote a […]
17th January 2014

St Antony’s Day

January 17 is St Antony’s Day – the feast day of St Antony of Egypt, remembered for the temptations he suffered during his twenty years of […]
16th January 2014

Challenge Thursday

G’day all! Well, I can hardly write ‘Good Morning’, ‘Good Afternoon’ or anything along those lines. Heaven alone knows when you will be reading this…. Well, […]
15th January 2014

15 January

Historically, 15 January has seen many important events…. 1559 saw the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1601) at Westminster Abbey in London. She was the third […]