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Cocktail Party Trivia: Food Edition

Jun 5, 2012 | Posted by in history, language, words & word origins | 0

WELCOME to another edition of COCKTAIL PARTY TRIVIA. This time we’re talking food. COCONUTS. They are not nuts. In fact, they are drupes – similar to coffee, olives, mangoes and nectarines. They were named after their wee beady little eyes and faces, which Portuguese adventurers thought looked like GOBLINS. Goblin in Portuguese = coco, thereRead more …

Welcome to Scotland!

May 11, 2012 | Posted by in books, history, inspiration | 4

Hello laddies! If you’ve been following this quick blog series of adventures (you can find the London trip here, and the Lake District trip here!), you know that it is now time to journey to the land of the kilts! Welcome to SCOTLAND! Now, if you’re anything like me, when you think of Scotland youRead more …

Ye Olde UK Trip: Part Deux!

May 4, 2012 | Posted by in history, inspiration, nature | 7

We last left our brave heroine in the clutches of posh Londoners and saw enough immaculate buildings to make the Queen slurp her tea with joy. TODAY, we venture to the Jurassic Coast where we see some stunning vistas, and then to the Lake District, which was home to more famous writers than one wouldRead more …

Ye Olde UK Trip!

Apr 25, 2012 | Posted by in history, inspiration | 7

Okay, so I know that prefacing something with ‘ye olde’ doesn’t exactly make it authentically English OR olde, I decided to go for it. I went to the UK!  Recently! I’ve finally been able to get through some of the seven billion pictures we took. So JOIN ME on a virtual road trip through EnglandRead more …