At this time of year a lot of families make their annual trip to a pantomime. This form of family entertainment was developed in England, although it’s origins can be traced back to classical theatre. Performed throughout the United Kingdom during the Christmas and New Year season, the shows tell stories based on well-known fairy tales. … More Pantomime season…oh yes it is!
Antarctica Antarctica is the world’s fifth largest continent covering an area of around 14 million square kilometres that are virtually untouched by humankind. Much of it is blanketed by a vast permanent ice sheet, averaging 2,000 metres in thickness. The South Pole is the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth. It is also known as … More Exploring Antarctica
Grab And Go Travel Game – Just the thing for playing on your journey home this holiday season Cluedo There’s a mystery that needs solving, and you’re just the detective to do it on the go with this Grab & Go version of the classic Clue game. The game board has rooms to move in and … More Travel Game For The Journey
Eggnog Eggnog is traditionally made with milk or cream, sugar and whipped eggs, and brandy or rum. According to Wikipedia, Eggnog may have developed from the medieval drink made with hot milk and wine or ale called posset. Eggs were added to some posset recipes. The term “eggnog” was first used in 1775, when Maryland clergyman and philologist … More Festive Drinks
Notorious criminal Mr X is on the run in Central London. Can Scotland Yard’s finest detectives track him down, or will he escape forever? One player takes on the role of Mr X, whilst other players take on the role of detectives and work as a team to try to find him. Mr X only … More The Scotland Yard Board Game
We were lucky enough to be invited to “The Christmas Jumper Lunch” at the The William Morris Bar & Kitchen. A fantastic meal and great entertainment from their regular jazz band. We even sung a few festive songs. This year’s raffle of Christmas presents raised £250 for Tommy Anderson’s charity that looks after the local elderly … More Christmas Jumpers at the William Morris Bar & Kitchen
Entering the for a performance of the Toxic Avenger we were struck by how much it reminded us of Urine Town. The grubby sewer set, the smell, the decay. It all added to the feeling that this was a toxic place to be….. Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s 1984 American superhero comedy horror film, this is the musical The … More The Toxic Avenger
Treasure Hunts In London offer an unusual way to discover some of London’s top visitor attractions. Become the hero of your own adventure as you search for priceless artifacts and seek answers to clues under the watchful gaze of old masters. Or take a trip outside and discover history on your doorstep. Venture along streets and … More Giving history fans a new way to explore top museums and galleries.
Knowing what present to buy your loved one can be tough. But do you really want to give them a farm’s worth of livestock and a party load of people? Pity the poor recipient in The Twelve Days of Christmas. This traditional English Christmas carol, first published in England in 1780, tells the story of … More Wondering what to give your true love this Christmas?
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 all the way back to the … More Remember, remember the fifth of November…………..