City Adventurers Group

I’m finally ready to launch the social group “City Adventurers” and will be blogging about our adventures on the alternative website  https://cityadventurers.wordpress.com/  as well as here. Please visit us and subscribe to my blogs.

UNESCO Creative Cities Network

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) is a project launched in 2004 by UNESCO to promote cooperation among cities which recognized creativity as a major factor in their urban development. The cities approved have all met the required criteria set by UNESCO covering: Quality, quantity and diversity of publishing in the city Quality and quantity of educational programmes focusing on… More UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Visiting the birthplace of D.H. Lawrence.

D.H. Lawrence is celebrated at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum in Eastwood Located in the house where he was born in 1885, the exhibition has been laid out in the style of a late 19th-century working class miner’s house. The museum extends to the house next door which houses a short film, a small exhibition of his memorabilia and the… More Visiting the birthplace of D.H. Lawrence.

Better off wed

Who would want to kill off the Mother of the Bride? Apparently more people than you would think! Join  wedding planner, Annabelle Archer, as she tries to solve a murder and clear her best friend and caterer Richard Gerard. With the murder victim one of the most hated socialites in the city, Annabelle has a… More Better off wed

The first double-crostic puzzle

The first double-crostic puzzle was published in the Saturday Review in 1934. It was created by Elizabeth Kingsley . Creator Elizabeth Kingsley was born in 1871 in Brooklyn. She attended Wellesley College, which was a private women’s liberal arts college located west of Boston in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She was working as a teacher in  1933 when she attended a Wellesley… More The first double-crostic puzzle

Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Born on 16 May 1718 in Milan, Maria Gaetana Agnesi  was an Italian mathematician, philosopher, theologian and humanitarian. Her contributions to mathematics are very important. She was the first woman to write a mathematics handbook and the first woman appointed as a Mathematics Professor at a university. She was the oldest of the 21 children and “was… More Maria Gaetana Agnesi

The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett

Percy Fawcett Lieutenant Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett DSO was a British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist and explorer of South America. In 1925, along with his eldest son, Fawcett disappeared during an expedition to find the lost city he called “Z“. Percy Fawcett theorized that a complex civilization once existed in the Amazon region and began explorations… More The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett