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October 25, 2012 By Angela Boothroyd

Here in the UK, autumn has arrived and a new academic year is well under way. After a break for a few weeks while I worked on a project that needed completing, this blog is back for regular updates; starting with a post about autumn. Autumn In the northern hemisphere, autumn is the months of […]

November 5, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

The Christmas pudding is an important part of the Christmas Day celebrations in the UK. Christmas pudding is a round, rich and heavy pudding made from fruit, eggs, sugar, breadcrumbs, suet, spices, and alcohol such as brandy or rum. Many families have their favourite pudding recipe, which is often passed down through generations of family […]

November 30, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

St. Andrew’s Day is on 30th November. It is the official National Day in Scotland, UK, and in 2006 was designated an official public holiday by the Scottish Parliament. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and also Greece, Russia and Romania. He was one of Jesus Christ’s Twelve Apostles and is thought to have […]

November 11, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

The Gunpowder Plot In London, England, on the 5th November 1605, a group of Catholic extremists planned to kill the Protestant King James I and his Protestant government by blowing up the Houses of Parliament. However, a search of the cellars below Parliament found Guy Fawkes ready to set light to 36 barrels of gunpowder, […]