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Glacier Express

Glacier Express

Weather Witch update. May 2016 – After seeing reports of storms causing devastation across Europe – the TV weather map showed dark blue and lightening bars all over except…. for a little gap just over Montreaux and the Valais in Switzerland – where we have sunshine (ok one little shower) and temperatures up to 25 […]

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom – Preview

2nd March 2016 What a thrill to be in the room where William Shakespeare learned to read and write. Where presumably he was inspired by history and (you learn something new every day) he probably saw his first theatrical performance. I live in Stratford -Upon-Avon and in this year 2016 we celebrate 400 years since […]

29th February In A Nutshell

We have an extra day – a ‘Leap day’ every 4 years in order to keep the calendar straight.  A solar year is actually 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds long – almost but not quite 365ΒΌ days – so not only every 4 years do we need this adjustment but 3 […]

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