The key to successful writing is in story telling. In J R R Tolkein's. The Hobbit. We find ourselves caught up in an unexpected journey, Gandalf invites Bilbo Baggins to share an adventure, before we know it. The adventure has started and we are swept along and Bilbo still hasn't had breakfast yet!
The London Underground Tube Map is both an information system and a thing of beauty. Considered a classic of engineering design, it is highly desirable as a piece of home decoration.
Have you ever wondered where your uploaded photos to 'social media' ended up? This handy tool can track them down for you. Google Image Search allows you find your photos fast. You may be surprised by where your photos may be being used. On some Billboard or advertising maybe? Did you get paid?
Combine these ingredients in this quick quiche recipe and transform them into a fast and tasty meal. Blind-bake the pastry in a quiche baker or flan tin filled with ceramic beads or rice.
This banana and walnut loaf cake recipe is quick and easy to make. Moist and delicious. Ready in one hour and five minutes. Video mixing guide.
Richard Trevithick's was the first person to put a steam engine onto wheels and made a locomotive. It first ran on the 21st February 1804 in South Wales. These contraptions are amazing.
Floods in the UK are more common than you may think. The floodplains of the UK are extensive and the demand for housing has led to some poor location choices. Many parts of the UK flood often.
Moth Orchids are beautiful. It is now possible to grow your own at home. The white Orchid is highly sought after for bridal bouquets. The white Orchid conveys the message of purity
The equal pay acts of 1963 and 1970 should have raised pay rates for women, instead their incomes have fallen. Why is there still such an unequal distribution of pay. Are men really so shortsighted?
High Intensity Training, HIT, for men and women. Exercise in short bursts of just 20 seconds, 3 times a day, 3 days a week. Get fit and lose weight in just 12 minutes.
This website has insecure content. A simple guide to fix this problem quickly and easily using Chrome's built in security systems. Browse safely again in minutes. Do not turn off your security. Free yourself from phishing websites
Brandwashed, by Martin Lindstrom, examines the real reasons behind our choices. Brand loyalty can take years to develop and can be destroyed in seconds.
Understanding the lives of children over the centuries through their play and toys. The largest collection of children's toys in Britain. It's a great day out and it's free. Donations welcome.
Britain's northern latitude and the shifting pattern of the Jet Stream leads to changeable weather, predicting weather trends at home with your own weather station is as popular as it ever was
Mudlarking on the River Thames. A Mudlark is someone that hunts for treasure, which can range from 2,000 year old Roman coins, to old clay pipes from the 16th century. Mudlarks discover some amazing things
Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday. Always eagerly anticipated, and much loved the world over. Simple pancakes, are a treat just about everyone can afford and appreciate.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was built for comfort, fuel efficiency and low emissions.. This long range, wide bodied, mid size aircraft, flies high and fast. I had the pleasure of flying on one.
Comparing Oliver Cromwell and King Charles the first. The English Civil War changed world history. The New Model Army, Roundheads. When Absolute Monarchy met Religious fundamentalism. It was a recipe for revolution.
What is Birdshot Uveitis? Patients face a hard decision. Go blind or take a treatment that may disable you. The side effects of treatment can be disturbing at best and lethal at worst.
Koi fish, humble common carp bred for color and beauty, find their way into art and into the ponds of the wealthy. The most beautiful specimens have sold for up to $2.2 million.
Farting etiquette. Even the Royals fart. Farting is seen by some as an art form. Farting in public. Silent and deadly or alternatively producing a loud report but unlikely to cause ear damage.
You have style, care about your appearance and health. Grooming the Metrosexual Male. It appears that some Men have evolved. Figure hugging tops, you smell great and have money! What more do you need?
How many times have you read something and forgotten what you just read. Improve your reading and retention skills with this simple and age old strategy. The good news is you already know it works.
DSPS is where you fall asleep at an inconvenient time that can interfere with your work life social life and prospects. Sleep pattern out of control? Are you always tired? Get all the answers you need right here
What did Guy Fawkes do and why are we celebrating every 5th November? The Gunpowder plot of 1605 A.D. almost succeeded. Most people know the first lines of the rhyme but there is so much more to it.
Making cut glass crystal classics, at the Waterford glass works is all but finished these days. Just a few artisan producers are left in studio production.
Flash mobs are entertaining and great fun, but owe their existence to the much older tradition of synchronized dancing. Dancing is a form of Meme
There is Gold and many other Precious Metals in your old cell phones and other old technologies. Finding gold has never been easier. Cash in your old technology while you can.
What do your dream's really mean. These are questions we all ask. Is there something in them that you need to understand, to help make sense of your daily life. Dream interpretation and symbolism can be very difficult to understand. The only one who can fully interpret your dreams it seems is You?
A Haiku is a short poetic form expressing a feeling, emotion or idea. The Kanji character for no more fear and the correct Japanese pronunciation of the word itself ...Haiku no fear
Lightning strikes captured on video. Ever wondered why a car is safe in a lightning storm, and a tree not. 4 top tips on how to keep safe when lightning strikes.
Webanswers allowed users to make money by just asking and answering questions. You earned money, when your answer was displayed on the web, alongside adverts from various ad programs. Now defunct.
Are you sleepy all the time, Daytime sleepiness can be a sign, that you are not getting enough good quality sleep. Shaking and snoring may also indicate Sleep Apnoea.
All talent shows suck for the talent but at the same time is a guilty pleasure for viewers. It seems we enjoy seeing contestants ripped to pieces by the real talent... The Judges!
The 2007-8 housing market crash saw house prices fall by 60%+. If you want to avoid getting caught in the next collapse read this potted history of the UK housing market. We are in a new bubble right now