Crossword Puzzle Day 21st December

Crossword Puzzle Day This is your opportunity to start sharpening your pencil and get sharpening your brain. To celebrate Crossword Puzzle Day, try solving a crossword or creating a crossword puzzle of your own. Varieties include acrostic, arroword, and skeleton crosswords, as well as straight and cryptic crossword. Elizabeth Kingsley The first double-crostic puzzle was published … More Crossword Puzzle Day 21st December

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

Too old for games?

Do you ever feel you are getting too old for games? Well don’t. There is growing evidence that accomplishing novel or challenging tasks can help the brain. And when games are played as a group, they can spark creativity, imagination, and innovation.   Our brains don’t stop growing as we age and its been revealed that the brain … More Too old for games?

This Christmas explore the National Portrait Gallery in London with a festive Treasure Hunt

Join Treasure Hunts in London for a festive Treasure Hunt around the National Portrait Gallery. Called The 12 Days of Christmas Treasure Hunt, this adventure is based on Christmas carols. … More This Christmas explore the National Portrait Gallery in London with a festive Treasure Hunt