Everything you always wanted to know about cauliflowers!

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5 Facts Everyone Needs to Know about Buying Cauliflowers Cauliflowers should be dense and heavy. The leaves should look fresh and green. The florets should be tight and compact. There should be no dark spots or mildew. The stem should be satiny white with no dark patches. Why Cauliflowers are the 51st Shade of Grey…… Continue reading Everything you always wanted to know about cauliflowers!

4 websites about Ada Lovelace who died #OnThisDay in 1852.

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Ada Lovelace who died #OnThisDay in 1852 was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. More information about the  Analytical Engine. In 2017 Ada Lovelace Day was celebrated on October 10th. 10 interesting facts about Ada Lovelace including some you may not have…… Continue reading 4 websites about Ada Lovelace who died #OnThisDay in 1852.

5 reasons to eat avocado

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I can’t eat citrus fruits as they seem to exacerbate my muscositis and I’m eating more papaya, mango, canteloupe and kiwi fruit instead. Although avocado are not big for Vitamin C (10mg per 100g) I’m eating them regularly too. 1. Minerals Avocados contain a number of useful minerals such as iron, copper and potassium. 2.…… Continue reading 5 reasons to eat avocado

The longest running British stage play opened in London #OnThisDay in 1952.

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The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in London’s West End on 25th November 1952 and has been running continuously since then. It’s the longest running West End show with over 26,000 performances. Agatha Christie herself did not expect The Mousetrap to run for such a long time. In…… Continue reading The longest running British stage play opened in London #OnThisDay in 1952.

National Jukebox Day

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Jukeboxes and American Diners seem to go in the same sentence so on National Jukebox Day why not visit Jumping Jack’s Diner in Whitby Holy Moly’s Deep South Kitchen in York East Coast Kitchen in Scarborough Rebels’ Smokehouse in Beverley and try American Dining Yorkshire style! Or if you just want some music try The…… Continue reading National Jukebox Day

Royal Wedding 1947

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It’s 70 years since The Queen and Prince Philip tied the knot in Westminster Abbey on 20th November 1947. Here’s a nice little clip from British Pathe of some unused footage from the big day. You’ll have to try and work out what they’re saying to each other for yourselves! https://youtu.be/6FMezQvn4yw What a year 1947…… Continue reading Royal Wedding 1947

On This Day in 1828 Franz Schubert died. #OnThisDay

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When I was in the Lower 6th Form  in the late 1960s I had the opportunity to take ‘O’ Level Music in one year. I’d already passed Grade 5 Theory and the music teacher thought that this would get me well on the way with the ‘O’ Level music syllabus. And, it turned out, there…… Continue reading On This Day in 1828 Franz Schubert died. #OnThisDay

On This Day in 1928 Micky Mouse was born. #OnThisDay

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The stock market crashed just 20 days before Mickey Mouse was born on November 18th 1928. A cute little mouse, that could bring smiles to the faces of children and adults alike, was probably just what was needed at such at uncertain time. If you’ve got half an hour to spare, join over 11 million…… Continue reading On This Day in 1928 Micky Mouse was born. #OnThisDay

10 reasons to add ground flaxseeds to your daily porridge.

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There was a time when this blog could have been called The Daily Porridge Blog. Who’s been eating my porridge? More porridge! Blueberries: a great porridge topper and good for you too! Cinnamon💟Nutmeg💛Turmeric??? But I haven’t had a porridge post for quite a while. So here are 10 reasons to add ground flaxseeds to your…… Continue reading 10 reasons to add ground flaxseeds to your daily porridge.

Your National Health Service in 2017 #NHS

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69 years ago this country was facing a war-weariness, an economy in disarray, the end of empire, a nation negotiating its place in the world, a need for massive house building. At that point, this country stepped-up, and took a bold and optimistic view. Not only on a whole range of social topics, but about…… Continue reading Your National Health Service in 2017 #NHS