Catching Up With The Locals at Jersey Zoo

Jersey may be a small island, but it has plenty of heart and spirit. Especially the naturalist and author Gerald Durell, who in 1959 set up a Jersey Zoo and a wildlife conservation trust to help save endangered species of animals. Gerald Durrell The humble beginnings of Jersey Zoo start with Gerald Durrell. Gerald Durrell […]

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The Jersey War Tunnels and the Island’s German Occupation

During World War II, the only British soil to be occupied by the German Armed Forces were the islands of Jersey and Guernsey in the English Channel. This occupation lasted five years. The aftermath is still visible with the underground Jersey War Tunnels located at St. Lawerence.

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Good to Know Things I Learnt From My Trip to Jersey

Mont Orgueil Castle Jersey

I recently visited the lovely little Channel Island of Jersey, and there were a few things that I learnt on my adventures that would have been really handy to know in advance, so here is my top lessons 1. The Island is much bigger than I expected! Ok, so it’s not massive but at 9 […]

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Test Your Welsh on Saint David’s Day

The 1st March is a celebration in Wales of St David, the patron saint. Although it has been more than 1400 years since the days of St David, the Welsh sense of culture and pride hasn’t dulled for a day. Legends There are many legends regarding the humble St David, none more linked to his […]

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From Balloch to Tarbet – The West of Loch Lomond

Where the sun shines fair on the banks of Loch Lomond Britain’s largest loch (or lake) is one of the most beautiful destinations in Scotland (and trust me there are a lot of places to chose from). I have spent many childhood summers visiting my grandparents who are only a 10-minute drive away. Situated in […]

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In The Shed Of The Famous Codebreakers at Bletchley Park

Situated an hour north of London, is an inconspicuous estate close to Bletchley train station. A mansion and grounds, that was pivotal in the modern era of information technology and cloaked in secrecy. Bletchley Park is home of the code breakers in World War II, with its exceptional historical importance still relevant today. The beginnings […]

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Liverpool And The First Emperor Exhibition

Liverpool is home to one of the oldest and largest’s Chinese communities in Europe. The majority of Chinese migrants arrived in the 1830s, with the trade routes of silk, cotton and wool opening, and more arriving with established shipping lines.  The commercial shipping line created strong trade links between the cities of Shanghai, Hong Kong […]

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The Ultimate Liverpool Music Legacy Playlist

Liverpool has been synonymous with music since the Beatles burst on the scene in the 1960s, and of course, any road trip requires a banging playlist. Liverpool has been awarded a UNESCO City of Music status in 2015 for its influence on popular music that still resonates today, it seems that the only problem of […]

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The Forgotten British Languages And Their Resurgence

International Mother Language Day is recognised by UNESCO on the 21st February each year. This day celebrates linguistic diversity and promoting multilingual education worldwide. Out of these languages, there are an astounding 2464 languages listed as vulnerable and at risk, from almost 6000 internationally. Nearly 10% of these languages (approximately 600) may become extinct in […]

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