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In the 15th century English court of Henry V, a version of the French toast called "pain perdu" or "lost bread" was the culinary rage. Then, it was called "lost" bread because the recipe called for soaking hard or stale bread in a mixture of milk and...

Seen on a pond on a summer's day. A great water-beetle has the larva, which is also a terrible beast of prey. besides being able to kill tadpoles it can kill quite sizeable fish. The Dragon-fly is also a formidable creature which competes in ferocity...

St. Oliver Plunkett The name of today’s saint is especially familiar to the Irish and the English—and with good reason. The English martyred Oliver Plunkett for defending the faith in his native Ireland during a period of severe persecution. Born in County...

How to make a lovely coffee. All you need is a :- about two-thirds cup of hot coffee,- one tablespoon of honey,- half a teaspoon of cinnamon,- one teaspoon of mica, one tablespoon of raw cocoa and two tablespoons of coconut milk. How to make a lovely...

The Danish central bank would like to have a digital-only e-krone. Denmark have had interest in issuing their own digital currency which would make sense especially since that only about one-third of the actual Danish money supply is made of the physical...

Bottled Scottish air for sale. It is only as I travel through this polluted world that I realise that the precious air of our highland Scotland must have a value and in this consumerist, capitalist world a price to be bank on. Vitality Air, is a company...

When I was on holiday in Egypt I will tell you a story now I will tell you the story One Egyptian no really it was two Egyptians one was a builder and one was a policeman then the builder and the policemen looked for a bottle and then they made a hole...

A water clock. It is not everyday that you can say that you have made a clock. But today I made a clock. A lovely water clock. First I pierced a wee hole in a clear plastic bottle Attached it to two mugs by some sellotape added some water into the bottle....

Summer things to see Life in a pond is an adventure of eating or being eaten. With the exception of the water-snails, those creatures are carnivorous. The fiercest of them is the great water-beetle, which was going to tear a tadefrog to pieces. Almost...

Saint Cecilia 1620-5, Pietro da Cortona A painting in the National Gallery, London. A painting that I would sometimes admire after a lovely ice cream from Leceister Square. It always seemed to be a Summer painting. Especially when it is hot and sticky...

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