The internment of Richard III

By: sandiquiz, 5:22 PM GMT on March 23, 2015

Richard III was the last Yorkist king of England, whose death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 ended the Wars of the Roses. He was the last English king to die on the battlefield.

Richard was born on 2 October 1452 at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire. His father was Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, and his mother Cecily Neville.

Richard died on August 22, 1485 at the final Battle of the Wars...

Updated: 1:31 PM GMT on March 24, 2015

# 49 - The Eclipse! .... Spring, the sweet spring :)

By: sandiquiz, 12:51 PM GMT on March 15, 2015

Spring, the sweet spring, is the year's pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The palm and may make country houses gay,
Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day,
And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The fields breathe swee...

Updated: 12:54 PM GMT on March 20, 2015

Double Dutch :)

By: sandiquiz, 2:43 PM GMT on March 03, 2015

After a couple of comments on Double Dutch after I stated my intention to study Dutch for a few weeks, thought I would do a short blog on its origin.

Double Dutch - Nonsense; gibberish, unintelligible language - a language one cannot understand.

(Sounds like my blog most of the time! Lol)

There are a host of phrases in English that include the word 'Dutch'; that's hardly surprising as The Netherlands ...

Updated: 3:01 PM GMT on March 03, 2015

Fly me to The Moon & Jupiter#123

By: sandiquiz, 2:06 PM GMT on February 02, 2015

The Moon many of you are fascinated by it, or even remember watching TV in July 1969, when Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module and onto its surface.

On Monday the 2nd of February I began an 8 week course on the various moons of the Solar System.

Moons - also called satellites - come in many shapes, sizes and types. They are generally solid bodies, and few have atmospheres...

Updated: 7:29 PM GMT on February 22, 2015

What a difference five minutes can make!

By: sandiquiz, 2:26 PM GMT on January 17, 2015

The new year blog had been up long enough, I thought, but was wondering what to replace it with. When I got out off bed this morning, I looked out of the window and saw we had had a keen frost. The roofs of my neighbours houses were covered in a white film.

As I stood looking out at the garden, and breathing i some cold, frosty air, I realised the sky was going orange. Ah, a sunrise, thought I, so ran down to get the camera. Note t...

Updated: 2:29 PM GMT on January 17, 2015

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