Have you been good?

In Germany it’s traditional for children to leave their shoes outside their bedroom doors on the 5th December. If they have been good “Nikolaus” will visit during the night to fill their shoes with sweeties. But if they have been bad, then a knight called Ruprecht visits instead. Knecht Ruprecht carries a long staff and wears … More Have you been good?

Christmas lights

London’s West End lights up for Christmas. Back in 1948, Regent Street started being lined with Christmas trees throughout the festive period. The following year part of the street was lit for Christmas. The first full Christmas light display of the street started in 1954, although there were no Christmas lights from 1972 to 1977 due to a lack … More Christmas lights

Remember, remember the fifth of November…………..

Originally posted on Invitation To Events:
Why should we remember the fifth of November? The rhyme which starts “Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot…….”  has a variety of endings. All entreat us to remember  when there was a failed attempt to blow up parliament. The fifth of November The date is a celebration, going…

The School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Have you dreamt of receiving a letter telling you you’re really a witch or wizard and you’ve just been admitted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? As Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the primary setting for the first six books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, is a fictional British school of magic this remains a dream. Or does … More The School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

The Incredibles have still got what it takes

It’s incredible to think that the first Incredibles film came out 14 years ago. The 2004 American computer-animated superhero film, written and directed by Brad Bird, was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It tells the story of a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers. Taking on the role of “Mr and Mrs Parr”, Mr. Incredible … More The Incredibles have still got what it takes