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Crusader armies were made up of people from remarkably genetically diverse backgrounds, hailing not just from western Europe but also much further east, according to a new study that gives unprecedented insight into the fighters’ lives. The Crusades to...

To many, soil is meaningless, it is simply a hard surface upon which we walk. It is to be avoided and is often neglected, never given more thought than a glance at the footprint left behind. Others, however, marvel at the wonder of life teaming just under...

Few things have helped create the look of the countryside more than hedgerows. Hedges have been used for a long time, yet for all their antiquity, much of the familiar checkerboard pattern they help create is of very recent vintage. Hedges have been used...

An outsider would consider us silly the way in which we manage the countryside. Farming the most fertile land intensively makes perfect sense, we need to eat. However we also farm the infertile low productivity land as intensively as possible, paying...

To spend a million pounds. How is it then to spend A Million Pounds. From a very young age We spend. Pennies. If you were lucky You may even get a pound. Or we got a saving bug Or had a post office account And so we saved our pennies Pennies Find a penny...

The refiguring, disfiguring or disordering of a dictionary’s format has a particular anarchic and ludic appeal. In this sense it’s reminiscent of comic writing, which can be most effective when it appears in literature that relies on expected forms and...

Breakfast shared is a great delight lovely Jubbily all is good A cup of coffee and a delight to munch Sit down for some gossip with friends All is good in the morning sunshine

Throughout the ages, the lavender plant has been revered for its sweet aroma and healing qualities. The sweet scent of lavender has been recognized for thousands of years and the plant has been a coveted herb since the dawn of man. The word lavender comes...

It is such a nice pleasure to be of Glasgow A pleasure walking the streets of Glasgow A pleasure in listening to the Music around Amongst the poverty, violence and beggars There is a humanity which pervades us all Busking is all around Busking of high...

This was taken whilst waiting for the bus. The bus now leaves earlier from Coulport So this is the second time waiting for a bus Coulport is not so far away and often walk Or even cycle to Coulport as the views shine Lovely it is to look at this majestic...

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