The butterfly is a beautiful insect: whether they’re fluttering in the countryside, settling in our gardens or paintings on the wall. There are over 18,500 recorded butterfly species in the whole world with just 59 species living in England. Butterflies are part of the Lepidoptera class of insects which are characterized by their large scaly [Read more…]


National BBQ Week 2018
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Ah, the English BBQ. In the UK there’s probably only one rule when it comes to having a BBQ. Don’t plan it. The British weather is famously well-known for being absolutely and undeniably unpredictable. So, if you plan with your family and friends to have a BBQ on the upcoming bank holiday, there’s no guarantee that the [Read more…]


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Our favourite Goth Bands
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World Goth Day is here. It’s a day for the gothic subcultures to embrace and show who they really are from the inside, as usually a generic part of their social group shy away from the public eye and feel much more at ease amongst people interested in the same things, like music, clothing, art [Read more…]


Our favourite Goth Icons
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World Goth Day is approaching us. It’s a day for the gothic subcultures to embrace and show who they really are from the inside, as usually a generic part of their social group shy away from the public eye and feel much more at ease amongst people interested in the same things, like music, clothing, [Read more…]


The Anti-Joy of Goth
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The 22nd of May 2018 is World Goth Day. Not a celebration of the blonde-tressed hunks that invaded 5th Century Europe, but of a British sub-culture that fled the mosh pits of the 1980s. World Goth Day is when we devote some headspace to a creative and wholesome side of our national identity… and it [Read more…]


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British Sandwich week is here (Sunday 20 to Saturday 26 May 2018) – a week-long celebration of the ultimate on the go food – The Sarnie! Sandwich, sarnie, baguette, cob, bap, buttie, or whatever you call it in your local area, the sandwich is possibly the most iconic British culinary invention ever. John Montagu (1718-1792), [Read more…]


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