14th April 2014

Day 12 of the A to Z April Challenge: L for Lima

One of those funny things about words…. lima, lemur…. when you say them, they sound very similar. I wonder how the phonetic alphabet came to use […]
13th April 2014

#15 Thomas John Oats

On 26 May 1884, in the market town of Tavistock in Devon, Thomas John Oats was born. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Jane (nee Petherick) […]
12th April 2014

Day 11 of the A to Z April Challenge: K for Kilo

Spending the weekend at the 35th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Guild of One-Name Studies, is a kilo of fun! I know…. doesn’t quite […]
11th April 2014

Day 10 of the A to Z April Challenge: J for Juliet

Juliet…. oh heck…. that reminds me of GCSE English Literature. Thankfully, I had the dubious pleasure of Macbeth as opposed to Romeo and Juliet but having […]
10th April 2014

Day 9 of the A to Z April Challenge: I for Indigo

Indigo has been a bit of a challenge to blog about! Having found that there is an airline called IndiGo – a leading domestic and international […]
9th April 2014

Day 8 of the A to Z April Challenge: H for Hotel

The most famous fictional hotel in the UK has to be Fawlty Towers. First broadcast in the 1970s, the show was written by John Cleese and […]
8th April 2014

Day 7 of the A to Z April Challenge: G for Golf

OK so I have given in to the obvious today…. only because I managed to find some simply awesome information from just looking up ‘golf player’ […]
7th April 2014

Day 6 of the A to Z April Challenge: F for Foxtrot

The most obvious thing to write about today would be the dance – well, yes. But why go with the obvious? Who knows about the American […]
6th April 2014

#14 Arthur Gosling of Guildford, Surrey

Arthur Gosling was a name known to me from childhood as the loud chiming clock upon our bureau in the hallway was inscribed with his name: […]