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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 12, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

Haiku is a form of Japanese unrhymed poetry. Each poem has three lines and 17 syllables: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second and five again in the last line. A haiku verse is meant to paint a picture of a moment with words, and to bring to mind emotions or senses […]

November 12, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

Remembrance Day (formerly Armistice Day) is on the 11th November. The Great War, or World War One, came to an end on the Western Front on the 11th November 1918 when the Armistice (a suspension of hostilities or truce) was signed between Germany and the allies of WW1 (fighting continued in other areas). At 11am […]

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, […]