Category Archives: Culture

Posts predominantly culture related.

National Sickie Day – Good and stupid reasons to take a day off work.

According to national statistics the first Monday in February is the day when people are most likely to pull a sickie. One of the factors attributed to this is the first payday since Christmas, meaning people have been out celebrating … Continue reading

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A peek inside a Medieval Book Coffer

Lot’s of people seem to think that reading on the go is a modern phenomenon using electronic devices to snatch a few minutes of solitude on a busy train to work.  I must say, I just don’t get it though … Continue reading

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Colette – Film Review

It has been a few weeks since I had been to the Pictures and when I got up last Wednesday, I hadn’t planned to be going again on that particular day.  Christmas is a bad time to see anything good … Continue reading

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For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry

The internet is always full of cat videos and cat memes and I thought I would try to raise the bar a little by bringing up the marvellous poem by Christopher Smart, a poet and mystic who led an eventful … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols at St Paul’s Cathedral & my new favourite hymn ‘Oh Holy Night’

Before we get to the reason I started this post, I thought you might like to see a few photos of when I went to Christmas Carols at St Paul’s Cathedral. We had to queue for over 2 hours to … Continue reading

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Words that are becoming extinct

Like many of us, I am a big fan of and user of words.  One of my most popular blog posts is 102 great words that aren’t in English but should be102 great words that aren’t in English but should … Continue reading

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The Anglo-Saxon exhibition at the British Library

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to get to visit an incredible new exhibition at the British Library all about the Anglo-Saxons.  Despite going past the building almost every day for 25 years, I’ve never been in it … Continue reading

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