Monday, May 27, 2019

Gardening - 19th Century Gardening

Ferns: Popular Victorian Plants

Ferns were hugely popular in Victorian times. This is how their care and propagation were described.

Acorn Trees: Victorian Parlour Ornaments

Very pretty ornaments for the Victorian parlour were produced by setting acorns to germinate in hyacinth glasses

Victorian Plants for Summer Grouping

Saint David - Dewi Sant

David or Dewi Sant is the patron saint of Wales. On March 1 every year Welsh children celebrate St David's day with the girls wearing national costume. Leeks and daffodils abound. In Pembrokshire, St David's Cathedral stands in a magical location where David is supposed to have lived his 6th Century Celtic monk's life. But what's known about him? Read:

St David

Invasion of the big green monsters

Menace of Norway Maples

They breed like rabbits and grow like weeds - and they can be very hard to kill.

Fancy somewhere 'remote'

About as remote as you can get in the British Isles: Papa Westray

Organic Gardening

Does Companion Planting Work?

Companion planting is a method of preventing pest damage to vulnerable crops by growing plants nearby which block, distract or repel those pests.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Canada's Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

Balearic islands

Love them or hate them, the Balearics are among the most popular places in the Med.

Balearic Islands

Mallorca (Majorca)




Gardening - Growing your own tomatoes

Tips on Growing Tomatoes

Here are some tips on how to grow your own bountiful crop of tomatoes.

Grow the BEST Tasting Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the most popular home garden vegetable grown for good reason.

The Devil's Bridge - a further placename legend

The Devil's Bridge is another tale connected with a placename.

Gelert - another Welsh Legend

Gelert: The Martyred Hound is one of the best-known (and saddest) of Welsh tales.

Welsh Legends

Tales such as Why the Red Dragon is the Emblem of Wales attempt to explain the events of the post-Roman period.

Later legends show Breton influence and incorporate the elements of courtly love, Arthurian tales and pageantry. Other tales incorporate fairies and the supernatural and relate them to features of the landscape. For example the legend of he 'Meddygon Myddfai' relates that a farmer in the parish of Myddfai, Carmarthenshire, having bought some lambs in a neighbouring fair, led them to graze near Llyn y Fan Fach, on the Black Mountains. Whenever he visited these lambs three beautiful damsels appeared to him from the lake, on whose shores they often made excursions. Sometimes he pursued and tried to catch them, but always failed; the enchanting nymphs ran before him ... read more about the Meddygon Myddfai legend.

The Tale of Elidurus is another typical story of an earthling joining the fairy people dating from the twelfth-century.

Pergrin and the Mermaiden takes contact between man and mermaid as its theme.

Friday, May 24, 2019

London City Break

With many different attractions, restaurants, theatres and plenty of night life there is something for every type of tourist to experience. See:

First Time In London.

The Most Beautiful Holiday Destinations in the British Isles

There are countless destinations up and down Britain that are worth visiting for a wonderful summer holiday, so much so that you're truly spoilt for choice. Here are some ideas:

The Most Beautiful Holiday Destinations in the British Isles

How Exercise Improves Mental Health

Many people choose to exercise to lose weight or build up muscle, but what you may not realize is that exercise can also work wonders for improving mental health.

How Exercise Improves Mental Health

Monday, May 13, 2019

Time for a 'back to basics' approach? Getting to grips with HOW people learn

The 21st century has brought a new dawn to the workplace with so many changes, from the way people communicate to the formats in which work is produced. That said, one thing that hasn't changed is people's individuality in learning, with some finding that it just comes naturally whilst others face an uphill struggle to process the same information.

Time for a 'back to basics' approach? Getting to grips with HOW people learn

Thursday, May 02, 2019

7 Crucial Steps to Take After You've Been Involved In a Traffic Accident

Being involved in a traffic accident is often a traumatizing, emotional experience. When you are in that state of mind, you can't always trust yourself to know what to do next. 

Keep reading to discover the crucial steps you should take if you've been involved in a traffic accident.

7 Crucial Steps to Take After You've Been Involved In a Traffic Accident

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

5 Alternatives To Portugal's Tourist Traps

There are still plenty of different ways that you can avoid the crowds and enjoy the most of what Portugal has to offer. If you're planning a trip to Portugal and want to steer away from the busy tourist spots and instead enjoy the more laid-back vibe which the country is famous for, then here are 5 alternatives.

5 Alternatives To Portugal's Tourist Traps