The death of Captain James Cook – 14 February 1779No CommentsRead more
“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” Whatever…
Guns ‘n’ roses: the murder of Joan Root – 13 January 2006Read more
On this day in 2006, 69-year-old Joan Root lay alone bleeding to death from gunshot wounds at her home on…
Map of Vincent van Gogh – a painting of the places Vincent lived and workedRead more
On this hand-painted map of Vincent, discover where van Gogh lived and worked, and where some of his paintings were created.
Shipping Forecast – great gifts or just treat yourself!Read more
The words “And now the Shipping Forecast, issued by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency…” mean something magical to so many of us. And sometimes having art on your walls just isn’t enough… so Jane just had to make it the centrepiece of her new venture into offering beautiful and useful items for the home.
How to make paper mache birdsRead more
The paper mache birds I’ve been making this year are more ‘folk art’ than ‘fine art’. People have asked me how I make them. There’s no precise recipe, I’m afraid, but this is roughly how I do it.
The suicide of Vincent van Gogh – 29 July 1890No CommentsRead more
On 27 July 1890, Vincent van Gogh, an unkempt, unknown 37-year-old Dutchman, walked out of his lodgings in the village…
Europeans discover Easter Island – 5 April 1722Read more
The rise and fall of Easter Island is a parable for our times; a warning from history of what happens when…
The death of Carl Linnaeus – 10 January 1778No CommentsRead more
The Bible, Genesis 2:20, states: “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and…
In praise of iguanas!Read more
Green iguanas, Galapagos land iguanas and marine iguanas all have their own exquisite beauty, evolved over millions of years if you stop to take a closer look.
Galapagos: all the fun of the fish marketRead more
There is so much fun to be had watching wildlife at the fish market in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos: pelicans, sea lions, frigatebirds.
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