Category Archives: Heritage

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Predicting the weather with Old Wives Tales

Most of us are familiar with Old Wives Tales, traditional pearls of wisdom from sources lost through the ages but seemingly tapping into an eternal truth that is only revealed to older married women whose only qualification is a lifetime … Continue reading

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Do Accents Hold You Back?

 As George Bernhard Shaw commented, ‘It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.Hello madam, how do you do? or alternatively Aye up Hello madam, how do you do? or … Continue reading

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A brief history of Milkmen

If you’re anything like me then if you cast your mind back to around 7am or so then up until the late 1980’s you’d likely be very familiar with the jingle of milk bottles and the heavy clunk as they … Continue reading

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My New Book – Straight from the Horse’s Mouth : 100 Idioms, their Meanings and Origins

Today is one of those wonderful days that can be the highlight of my creative year, the launch day of my latest book.  I’ve always enjoyed words and sayings, some of them archaic that seemingly make no sense to us … Continue reading

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One ha’penny, two ha’penny, hot cross buns!

Hot Cross Buns are one of those delicious treats that you can have at Easter.  Until just a few years ago, they could only be found within a week or two of Easter but these days hundreds of millions are … Continue reading

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Great Fires Of London & those who fought them

I’ve been crisscrossing the country so far this week so have got a little behind on my blog posts so please consider this an emergency posting! I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to create a few … Continue reading

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The Ædifying use of Æ

No, I haven’t been holding down random keys on my keyboard when writing the title of this post though I dare say that it might be the only published article anywhere on the internet today that features Æ.Whilst writing an … Continue reading

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