50 idioms and phrases that have their origins in all things nautical. Sea-faring has developed a unique language and terminology over the centuries and many of these snippets of language are now incorporated into everyday our vocabulary, often without us realising where they began.
This article describes 50 idioms and phrases related to the subject of death. These idioms give common sense advice to current generations, gleamed from past experiences of those who have lived before us.
This article examines gardener’s jargon and aims to provide those new and not-so-new gardeners with a better understanding of the terminology used. In particular, this article discusses the gardening jargon surrounding the lifespan of various plants and their ability to survive weather conditions.
Cats inspire many proverbs and sayings. This is not that surprising when you consider our relationship with cats and the many folklores and myths that surround them. Here are 77 cat proverbs and sayings from around the world.
Many animal lovers have the desire to work with animals. But are you aware that there are so many alternative occupations available other than being a vet in this career field. This article takes a detailed look at a variety of options in the field of working with animals.
A resource for those seeking relevant facts about the Life and Times of Captain James Cook. An information source for your school project, homework, revision or for those interested in his voyages.
Are you looking to have your name pass through the generations by means of having an object named after yourself? Do you see it has a legacy for the future or a way of creating a form of immortality?
Puzzled and perplexed by all those seemingly unanswerable questions? Then look no further. This article will take away the strain and free you from those imponderable chains.
This article contains 50 idioms related to cats. We use idioms in everyday speech, but I had no idea that so many include a reference to cats. How many do you recognize?
What could be be more crazy than the Muppets? Who would have thought that these zany characters would have become so loved and followed by young and old alike. These are my very own favourite muppets
Imponderables, perplexing little questions that get under your skin and have you itching for an answer. Well, put away the ointment, these animal related imponderables are just for fun.
Electricity, it powers just about everything around us. Our lives today would be very different without it. This article aims to familiarize the young child with the practical aspects of electricity.
Imponderables: puzzling questions that are just begging to be explained - and yet, often unexplainable. This article takes a light-hearted look at imponderable questions with a food related twist.
Dinosaurs - some were bigger than a bus, others were smaller than a chicken. But whatever their size, these amazing creatures have captivated and enthused young and old alike. A guide to dinosaurs.
Welcome to my lense on My Favorite Simple Daily Pleasures It is the little things that mean the most...how often have you heard this said? Well, I thought I would put together an article that describes the little things that make my day. You may...
Owls are much admired creatures. From an early age we hear stories of their escapades and we somehow come to understand that there is something special about these spectacular birds.
Gyroscopes are everywhere, but you might not know it at first glance! Kids, teenagers and adults use different equipment that uses gyroscope technology.. so what do these things do? A gyroscope keeps things balanced and level, even if things are...
A magnet is an object that produced a magnetic field. The magnetic field is an invisible force and as a young child I had an endless fascination with magnets. They drew me in to science in a way that few other objects could, after all - they seemed...
For a great deal of my boy-hood years I wanted to be Veterinarian. I always remember how difficult it was to find information on what a vets life was actually like and what it took to qualify for the training (remember this was long before the age of the computer and search engines such as Google).
Welcome to my lense on Mrs Beetons recipes for Bread Puddings. One of my favourite dishes. Bread Puddings are recipes from days past, a time when deserts were generally made from simplier ingredients. One of the earliest written recipes for bread...
A guide to the various horse breeds, their characteristics and traits. This article details horse breeds in alphabetical order ideal as a resource for those interested in knowing more about horses.
A comprehensive guide to all cat breeds. Ideally suited as a resource for those curious about the world of cats. Young and old feline lovers alike are sure to find facts about the cat of their choice
Who among us has not been fascinated at some time in their lives by fossils. As a youngster I remember the excitement and intrigue at turning over rocks on the beach to reveal fossils.
An informative, educational and fun article that adds to everyone's learning and fascination about beetles.
Animal Riddles are great fun. This article has 80 riddles and answers all with an animal related theme. Good clean humor at its very best. Join in with your kids and see if you can solve these riddles
Scrooge - My favourite movie - and not just at Christmas. I find the variety of actors who play the role of Scrooge just stunning. Each brings their own characterisation to the role. A Xmas treat.
An idiom is a figurative form of speech in which the person speaking is using words in an imaginative or unusual way. This article focusses on idioms that involve the use of the word frog within them.
The bear is a true wonder of nature and most bear idioms make reference to the strength and forceful nature of this amazing animal.
an article on Monkey related idioms. Idioms that mention monkeys are often used in humorous way. Rarely offensive, these phrases seem to focus mainly on the playful aspects of a monkeys character.
An idiom is a phrase or an expression that cannot be taken literally. This article gives examples of idioms that give reference to various vegetables. Some are fun and complementary, some less so.
Hi World. There are a number of idioms that are related to Fish. Some are negative and derogatory, but some can be positive and complimentary. An idiom is a phrase or an expression that cannot be...
There are a number of idioms that are related to horses. Some are negative and derogatory, but some can be positive and complimentary.
An article detailing twenty idioms related to Rabbits, Hares and Bunnies. An idiom helps to make our speech more expressive and colourful and these rabbit related idioms a variety of expressions. Some of which can negative and a little derogatory, with others being positive and complimentary.
This article focuses on the meaning of fifty plus Dog related idioms and phrases. We use idioms everyday of our lives - often without even realising it.
There are a number of idioms that are related to pigs. Some are negative and derogatory, but some can be positive and complimentary. I hope that you find these fun.
Pigs are much loved by children of all ages. Somehow most of us are drawn to these amazing creatures, often without quite knowing why. This lens reminds us of some those famous pig characters and stories that are loved by children the world over....
Valentines Day - a truly special day for loved ones everywhere. But it can be difficult to find something that portrays your feelings and it can often lead you to being at a loss as to what buy that special person in your life? My Hubpage, Help...
Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management was first published as a book in 1861 and was a guide to the running of a Victorian household. Mrs Beeton's book contains over 900 recipes and used colored plates to illustrate some of her recipes. This...