19th April 2014

Day 17 of the A to Z April Challenge: Q for Québec

Oh to hell with it – let’s go with the blindingly obvious for once! Having been there many years ago (1999), I will soon be returning […]
18th April 2014

Day 16 of the A to Z April Challenge: P for Papa

The affectionate term for father or sometimes, grandfather, Papa – like Kilo – is also a class of submarine. It is a Soviet submarine K-162 and […]
17th April 2014

Day 15 of the A to Z April Challenge: O for Oscar

No, no, no, no, no! I will not be discussing any South Africans today. Too many of the news headlines are being sent that way at […]
16th April 2014

Day 14 of the A to Z April Challenge: N for November

The options are endless for November. It’s the eleventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of four months with the […]
15th April 2014

Day 13 of the A to Z April Challenge: M for Mike

From a slightly odd selection for L, M in the phonetic alphabet gives so many opportunities for today’s waffle…. I mean blog! There are simply hundreds […]
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 […]