Wednesday, March 14, 2018

recipes for wonder at the Royal Institution!

The Royal Institution (or the Ri) was founded at the end of the 18th century by the leading scientific minds of the time. It still hosts the original laboratory of Michael Faraday, the father of electromagnetic principles, and the annual BBC Christmas Lectures by the leading minds of today, including Professor Stephen Hawking.

Sir James Dewar lectures on liquid hydrogen

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

war of art | Oscars 2018

Art imitates life and at the Oscars this year this was more glaringly so in all the issues raised and celebrated by a select community that the world looks to as its microcosm.

Amidst the hooplah and bright lights of the Oscars both rising and reigning stars raised their voices and bent our focus on issues and concerns that have been troubling us all.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

snowstorms in London!

We woke up this morning to a pale, icy garden. Everything looked cold, wet, and a bit ugly even for a Tuesday morning.

But there was worse weather to come!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

winter woes

We are at that point in the winter season when the magic of snow is outweighed by the dreary slush of ice and rain.

Winter Whites

Talk show hosts make fun of the US celebration of Groundhog Day as an utterly ridiculous American ritual.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018 - self love!

In these tough times, let's remember to take better care of ourselves. No better opportunity than Valentine's Day!

Everyone needs some 'me time', but people enjoy very different things - these are some of our favourite methods of self care.