I don't know the first thing about roses, why did I get one? But this is not just any rose, this is 'Ursula's Dream'
The great hero of the Vikings, Ragnar was an absolute nightmare for France and England.
Would you wear an Ancient Roman hairstyle? You could be sporting a classic Roman look right now but hadn't realised it.
The Celtic Knot is all about beginnings and endings
One of the most beautiful buildings in the world is a monument of love. We know it as the Taj Mahal
The Ides of March, 44 BCE, an unhappy day for Julius Caesar but a good time to have an ancient Roman dinner
This is my version of Pullum Frontonianum which translates to Chicken a la Fronto, so tasty and so very, very simple
Do you make fruit mince pies for Christmas? Here's a medieval recipe, fit for a King.
If you've just met a celeriac for the first time, you will be forgiven for scratching your head and wondering just where to start. Simple!
Patterns for dolls' clothes, vintage knits that are pre-Barbie and well before the Bratz.
Serving afternoon tea? There's more to making a cucumber sandwich than you think.
In ancient Sumer, beer making and bread making were different sides of the same coin. They left us the recipe for beer, the oldest recipe in the world
Forget Bigfoot and ignore the Yeti. The one to watch out for is the Yowie .
The carnivorous Demon Duck was the biggest bird that ever lived. Luckily for us, that was 8 million years ago.
I know I could never master the Tango. I have trouble enough with a simple waltz. But for once, for just once in my life, I want to stride onto the dance floor and knock everyone dead with a controlled, yet passionately wild, tango. I want to sway...
For instant zing tuck into a bowl of tangy, fresh Shrimp Pho
Is there an industrious little fellow at the bottom of your garden? He may be a leprechaun. Grab him fast!
When I was a child the Australian National Anthem was God Save the Queen and protocol demanded we all stand as it was played. I was glad to see the back of that tradition of playing the British Anthem as our own - although I do miss the fun of...
I have a passion for a handful of fictional detectives. Salvo Montalbano is one of them
What kind of an example is this to give women of her generation?
I'd love to wear these 20s fashions today. Would you?
How satisfying it must have been to live in Ancient Rome in the first few centuries of our era. But only if you were rich!
Today there are more than one million people in the world who can see -- because of Fred Hollow
I, Claudius must be the greatest fictional biography ever written.
Why let the truth spoil fifteen hundred years of good storytelling?
Australian indigenous leader Mick Dodson, who was awarded the nation's top honour as Australian of the Year has called for a debate on the Jan. 26 Australia Day holiday that commemorates the arrival of British settlers in 1788. "I think we should...
Tired of that fluffy bunny? Try some new ideas for Easter
A saga of magic, sorcery, murderous mayhem, bloody vengeance, relentless pursuit and a final act of treachery. In other words, a love story.
It's a long, long way from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the West Side of New York, but a mere 4000 years means nothing to young love.
Step by Step instructions with photos for making Steak and Kidney Casserole
An Elf is not a quaint little creature found in fairy books for children, they are dangerous to humans. Beware!
Echidna was an arresting combination of beautiful woman and deadly serpent.
Pegasus, the white winged horse, is the result of a close encounter between Medusa and Poseidon.
How was New Year celebrated in ancient cultures?
In the world of fabulous creatures, the dragon is unique. No other beastie has appeared in such a rich variety of forms nor in so many places. Are they mythical, allegorical, or did they really exist? Dragons appear in the traditions of many...
A cautionary tale on the deadliness of fairies - and how to recognise a changeling
You don't hear much about the Brownies nowadays. Grave fears are held for their continued (and most welcome) existence!
The truth about Trolls is ugly. Yes, ugly. When you see a Troll run .. as fast as you can! And never look back!
Is seeking a Unicorn a pointless quest? It's not necessary to be a fair maiden
In Australia the Christmas holidays stretch over the longest days of our long summers.
Salvete! Guests just love these Murder Games, make yours fabulous fun that will be talked about for years afterwards
How lovely is the sunflower, with such a bright golden beauty that has captured the sunshine of a hundred sunny days.
Some of the best detectives do their sleuthing in togas.
Did you imagine that ancient Romans spent their time indulging in lavish banquets? Ordinary people ate ordinary meals, not very different to what we eat today.
Nessie is, without doubt, the grandmother of all mysterious sea monsters.
Once Delphi was the very centre of the universe
Despite his lamentable ways (or perhaps because of them), Poseidon held great power and significance for the Ancient Greeks.
Who doesn't know the story of Troy? It's been told over and over for at least three thousand years.
Was Arthur a real figure? The truth isn't really important, I just enjoy reading everything I can find on the Matter of Britain.
There are a number of exciting and exotic ways to cook a quince. Here's just a few.
Loki the Trickster sometimes assists the gods and sometimes causes problems for them. Big problems!
One day I will see a Tasmanian Tiger. I feel this in my bones. But that could just be the aches from camping out in the damp
Odin gave up an eye for one sip from the Well of Wisdom
The portrayals of women in the stories of King Arthur tell us much more about the attitude of the storytellers than about the women themselves
Pets, Pals, Psychopomps, Guardians and Ghostly Hounds
Vortigern made a bad mistake, but surely it wasn't enough to be remembered as the Worst King of the Britons?
Where was Camelot? There are seven possible locations.
Zeus was mighty, glorious, awesome and mythology's most well-known philanderer.
Freya teaches us about not breaking faith - the willingness to be true to your beliefs, your principles, your family, friends and community
Most of us make resolutions for the New Year and have trouble sticking to them. Is this you too? We probably share the same resolutions as well.
Doll Houses in the 17th century weren't toys, they were examples of wealth.