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Shetland storiesRead MoreFebruary 17, 2017

Shetland, as in the rest of the world, is part of a storytelling tradition which harks back to Viking tales.

What's OnRead MoreFebruary 4, 2017


Here is what is happening this week.

Sing for SpringRead MoreJanuary 28, 2017


It may not seem like it at the moment but Spring is just around the corner. And what better way to welcome the season than a bit of a sing-song?

What's OnRead MoreJanuary 28, 2017

Every week we get lots of interesting things sent to the inbox, far too many to write about each one. So we are trying something new for us - what is coming up each week.

Oil of swallowsRead MoreJanuary 14, 2017


The Royal College of Physicians in London is housed in a wonderful Modernist building. It also has a significant art and craft collection, including these apothecary jars.

Five years that defined an eraRead MoreJanuary 7, 2017

The five years from 1966 until 1970 were a time of great changes which are still being felt today.

WalesRead MoreJanuary 7, 2017


Over Christmas we spent time in Wales and found some Very Interesting things...

Christmas greetings 2016Read MoreDecember 24, 2016

It is just past the shortest day of the year, and it is, of course, Christmas!

Opera with a differenceRead MoreDecember 10, 2016

A reader of the blog sent in this link to an intriguing idea and a multi-species opera!

Some uniforms from New ZealandRead MoreDecember 3, 2016


There are two very good exhibitions on in NZ at the moment - one in Auckland and one in Christchurch.