As the England national football squad move on to the quarter-finalstage of World Cup 2018 fans are starting to believe that just maybe, at long last, “football’s coming home.”
With a bumper crop of home-grown sour red cherries the only thing for it is to make some jelly or jam
The Balearic Islamd of Minorca has remained a favourite destination since we first visited in 2010. This Spanish island has some great beaches and this is just one.
Just when did school imforms become so complicated? A mini-heatwave in England highlights what a silly state of affairs we have reached
It’s World Cup 2018 and if you are not a football fan it’s tough luck
Just what draws us back time and time again to Hotel Del Almirante, also known as Collingwood house, and the Balearic Island of Menorca? We call this hotel our second home and we are not alone.
Every four years the FIFA World Cup Football competition gets underway and in 2018 Russia plays host
The very Spanish town of Es Castell leads the visitor to the stunning bay of Cales Fonts
Made in Dagenham is based on events in the United Kingdom in 1968 when a group of female skilled machinists walked out on strike as part of their fight for equal pay
We had long promised ourselves a visit to the Isle of Wight and finally in retirement we made it. This is our review
Whitby, North Yorkshire, is a Great Place to take a Dog Friendly Vacation
Hay-fever can blight those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer so how do you fight it?
Why spend a fortune on extras for your pet dog when up-cycling could fulfil your needs?
A Very English Scandal explores the Jeremy Thorpe scandal of the 1970s
We were lucky enough to be in Minorca for the flower festivals in 2017 and 2018, but it wasn't until our second visit that we learned what the festival was really all about!
Upcycling, or giving old items new life, is becoming increasingly popular as a way to keep items out of landfills. Learn how to turn crop jeans into a tote to get started!
Bakelite was the first plastic used back in 1907 but more than 100 years later plastic can be found everywhere and its excessive use for single-use items is now a danger to our environment and some species inhabiting our beautiful planet
In Minorca when it rains it can really rain but don't let the weather spoil a vacation
We first visited the small and perfectly formed Balearic Island of Menorca the last two weeks of October 2011. We must have had a great time as we said we would return and so we did.
Whether you visit Mahon the capital of Menorca just once or on many occasions you may find that a trip on The Yellow Catamaran which sails out of Mahon floats your boat.
Isla del Rey is situated in the huge estuary that leads into Menorca's capital, Mahon. There are other islands scattered around and at least one of these will be on our hit list when we visit again.
Both my parents died many years ago. I would love to spend time with both of them but, if I have to choose one person that I would love to spend some time with, I would choose my Dad and this is why
Three times married Wallis Simpson snared the would be King of England, but where did they live during the war?
Fuchs Dystrophy is a progressive eye condition which can lead to blindness. It affects women more than men and is common with age.
The city of Kingston-upon-Hull, in East Yorkshire, has tried many times to revamp itself and the St Stephen's build and new interchange are the latest renovations of this city.
When we married in late 1972 I was not keen on owning a dog. I was a little scared of dogs to be honest. My husband soon began to make plans for buying a dog and he wanted a German Shepherd or Alsatian dog but life threw us a curved ball.
Bear baiting still is legal in the state of South Carolina. It appears that bear hunters are using "bear baying" as they call it to train their dogs to hunt bears.
I am well aware of China's terrible human rights record. I am also well aware that animal welfare in China is or was a non existent concept.
The news that one of the killers of toddler James Bulger has been charged with child porn is both shocking and worrying. This terrible murder horrified UK citizens and people around the world when details were publicised.
Cockney rhyming slang is traditionally spoken by those Londoners within the sound of Bow Bells, or so I believe.
If your Dad is rather mature and life has been kind to him he may appear to have everything. If that's the case you will probably be stumped as to what gift you can buy him. But think outside of the box
Having started to lose my eye sight a few years ago the thought of blindness is something I have given plenty of thought.
Leather clothing has come a long way. It will still not have universal appeal though. For those of you who feel uncomfortable about wearing an animal hide there are many good fake alternatives.
The great British Pub is the mainstay of each community, right? Well these days that statement is so wrong. A pub is a shortened name for a Public House and these used to be the traditional drinking places of British people
Changes to pension age in the UK are ongoing but there are some perks to being a so-called pensioner
The Internet writing community is full of people who hold strong religious beliefs. I envy such resolute faith. I know that is what faith is all about. It is not about having tangible proof that God exists but having faith that he does. I have read many articles over the years regarding all sorts...
I hope others can be reassured by my experience with cataract surgery and post-operative recovery. It is not as scary a procedure as you may think.
Prince Charles is not a Welshman. However, he is the current Prince of Wales. I wonder how much this must stick in the throat's of Welsh people. Perhaps they are royalists and proud of him, but I doubt they were in 1969.These days the British Royal Family still seem to get a mixed reception.
The Welsh Flag has just three colours. These are red, white and green. Each of these colours holds a special significance.White represents peace and honesty.Green represents hope, joy, love and in some cultures has a religious meaning.Red represents hardiness, valour, strength and bravery.I guess...
Coal mining was one of the most thriving industries of Wales. Most families had at least one person who "went down the pit". However, for many, it was a family affair.
Charlotte Church first hit British television screens as a child. Aged eleven Charlotte appeared on British morning television singing, Pie Jesu and, as they say, the rest is history. Charlotte was...
Well I have to start by saying Praise the Lord for the NHS. The British National Health Service has many problems but has left me eternally grateful
It is generally accepted that the Welsh National costume evolved in the late 1700s. The Welsh National Dress though is only for females. There have been attempts to create a welsh kilt for the men but this has not really taken off.
Max Boyce is a Welsh comedian who became famous in the 70s. At a time when a young Billy Connolly was representing Scottish humour, Jasper Carrot, English humour, Max was the comedian of Wales. His act...
British modern day Wellies are based on a more traditional boot that was worn by the Duke of Wellington. Wellington boits have come along way since then though
Having recently created one Hub about Yorkshire Dialect, and one about some of the language differences between British and American people, my thoughts have turned to British slang, colloquialisms, idioms and funny euphemisms.I will offer my apologies here and now to any reader who takes offense,...
Hubby and I married on 23rd December 1972. A very long time ago!
For those readers who would like to give something back to their community and volunteer to help those in need at Christmas there are many places where your help would be greatly appreciated.
"Head lice are human parasites which require human blood to survive. They have been around since the beginning of time, at least a few thousand years. In recent years they have resurged in the UK.
The movie The Elephant Man was released in 1980 and in black and white which added to its atmospheric and authentic style. It was also based on a true life story
My Doctor sent me for various tests and each one came back negative. My health deteriorated and I felt as if I was going mad. I started to suffer from panic attacks and was almost housebound at one point. Each test that came back negative left me more worried. My poor husband was distraught. The...
Obvious things can make researching your family history a little more difficult. For, example, my Mum's maiden name was Smith, which is the most common surname in England. If your family have travelled around this can add complications.
The X Factor is a UK singing competition which has Simon Cowell at the helm. In the past we have had Pop Idol and the like but the X Factor is a little different.
The British retirement age is set to rise-will it be a case of work till you drop?
Pine furniture seem to be a little out of fashion currently. Pine was the ultimate wood a few years ago but the light tan wooden furniture constructed from pine is rarely given house room these days.
The Adelphi Club, De Grey Street, Hull, Yorkshire is one of the strangest music venues I have ever known. Located along a street that is made up of pre-war terraced houses, its location alone looks a little odd at first glance. However, then when you consider that it is actually little more than...
Are we becoming too obsessed with having a perfect exterior. Will Cosmetic Surgery satisfy your needs?
There was a time when food labels were plain and simple but not anymore
These days people often have many relationships throughout their lives and bear children out of wedlock. This can mean the true parentage of a child is often a mystery. But surely if possible a child has a right to know its parentage
It is strange how we often stumble across information these days, isn't it. The Internet has opened the door to a vast store of information some good, some bad and some that is plainly nonsense.
Zoomarine is a type of theme park. It plays a part in marine conservation and has events throughout the day.
Farrah Fawcett was that oh so beautiful woman that us girls longed to look like, all those years ago. Despite her warm image she still oozed sex appeal.
An ex smoker's personal expereriences, and avice learned the hard way, about how to stop smoking. Join Ethel on the road to freedom from cigarettes,namely their expense and health risks.
Dogs may sound a strange title for a hobby but as a general term it suits the subject well. Having been lucky enough to own dogs my pets have taken some of my time, plenty of money and bags of love.
Never heard of Harry Potter? Where have you been living? The planet Zog at the far side of the Universe?
Born in 1952, I am from that generation that were the first to become television addicts. Our television, with the tiny screen, was installed in our home with much excitement, and cartoons appeared before our eyes
If you are unfortunate enough to be out off work finding new employment can be nigh on impossible unless you are prepared to take on temporary work
Looking around the Internet it would seem that Jyoti Amge's story is already somewhat known. However, for me it was totally unknown. I was very impressed by this teenager and her story.
Research your options online and look for those travel options that represent good value overall. Welcome to the United Kingdom and enjoy your stay.
Lefkas or Lefkada is a small Island off the west coast of Greece and is one of the Ionian Island group.
The American Idol finale, for 2009, showcased both Adam and Kris's talents. Overall the judges, and most like minded people, were left in no doubt that Adam Lambert was the Star and Kris Allen was the also ran.However the Idol crown went to Kris.
Animal Charities, Welfare groups and Rescue Centres work tirelessly in an attempt to cope with the increasing acts of cruelty and abandonment on animals. All of them need your help.