The traditions of Speakers Corner

The UK is famed for its tolerance and its free speech. One of the great bastions of this tradition is Speakers Corner. The most famous and widely known is the one in Hyde Park corner in London. There are less well known locations in London such as Clapham Common and Lincoln’s Inn fields. These are…

Uses of Caster

Casters are used to move objects from one place to another. They can be light, medium, or heavy-duty. There are also swivel casters available. When choosing casters, load capacity is a crucial factor. Different types of casters are designed to support a range of weights while allowing for simple movement of the object. Load capacities…

Getting into Astronomy this Winter

Winter is a time to embrace all of the activities that come with this time of the year – making and enjoying hot chocolates, staying at home and making  Christmassy crafts and winter gifts with knitting kits like this www.woolcouturecompany.com/collections/knitting-kits and of course for Christmas itself and all the festivities that come with it. However,…

A potted tale of St Patrick

Come the 17th of March 432AD, Ireland and the many parts of the world with a strong Irish connection (New York and Chicago being two examples) go crazy in their celebration of the Patron Saint. There are parades and displays of everything Irish (or at least an approximation) and everyone can trace some ancestor back…

How animals can make for the perfect companions

Human beings are naturally social creatures, and for many people, there is a direct link between how many people they get to interact with and their overall sense of wellbeing. Of course, this doesn’t take into account personal preferences or personality types such as introverts, which may naturally be more comfortable spending time on their…

Famous seats of power

The chair that you sit in projects power. It might not seem like  but the right t0 sit at the “head of the table” has always been seen as a way to convey authority. The chair is one of those ways of letting everyone know that you are in charge. Here are some famous chairs…

How is Gin made?

Gin is one of the most foremost spirits in the world. It is the basis for many cocktails and as part of a mixer. Indian Tonic water, a carbonated mixer, remains the most chosen type to put with it. However, Orange juice, Ginger ale and lemonade are also popular choices. As with any clear spirit…