The Revolution and the Time Before

It is two hundred and twenty years today since Louis XVI, King of France was executed at the guillotine in Paris, after being convicted for treason. The French Revolution is all the rage at the moment as Les Misérables continues to wow critics, dominates cinemas and now the cast is taking over the charts. The big […]

What’s on: 28th December – 30th December

We have been keeping quiet this week as we have been pretty busy being festive, cooking (and complaining about it) and spending money we don’t have in the sales. To break up this routine we have found some lovely things to do over the weekend. Walking with Dinosaurs, the arena spectacular, has been at the […]

A Christmas Experiment

N.B. In lieu of the holidays we have enlisted our favourite food-scientist Dr Paterson (who is neither a doctor nor a scientist).  Well done parents for doing Christmas the last twenty-odd years. From this week’s experiences the whole thing seems pretty darn hard. Generally I despair of Mr Pixie’s lackadaisical attitude to planning, and to […]

Friday Fun

London weather today has been rather miserable, so here is something to cheer you up: – Jack Shepherd provides us with some much love catertainment with 30 most important cats of the year. – Polish-born Tomasz Paczkowsk answers the iron. – As it’s party season, here is a tutorial to show you how to take great […]

Britain on Immigration – Is it a Rabbit or a Duck

Theresa May’s key-note speech on immigration has left me rather bewildered. Britain’s immigration policy has continued to be rather confusing and sometimes quite contradictory. The growing public hostility towards immigration is a cause of concern, and somehow it seems that with every new development on the political stage the country moves further and further away from […]

Will Somebody Think of the Children

Chances are that, unless you have lived under a rock, you would have heard about the ‘royal prank’ scandal. The scandal being the outrageous behaviour of the British public towards two Australian DJs who, dare I say it, did minimal wrong. Now, the debate surrounding media intrusion into the private lives of the famous or […]