Dear Gillian I trust you are refreshed after your sojourn to Serbia! I wasn’t exactly honest with you yesterday – when I said I was examining the Medal of St
RATIONALISING ‘天’ (TIAN1) IN MODERN CHINA The lecturer is correct about the Chinese ideogram ‘天’ (Tian1) but it is not as simple as he suggests.
Mei-An’s school was hosting a ‘Victorian Era’ (1831-1901) dressing-up day for Year 2. Many went as milkmaids and chimney sweeps, etc, (with some dressing as
I was talking to a Russian friend about Chernobyl and he pointed-out the difference with which it and the disaster at Fukishima are treated. Whilst
Tolpuddle Martyr’s Museum
This invasion took the German military emphasis away from the UK (and the USA) – who had been encouraged by British diplomats (and others) to attack the USSR prior to the start of WWII. The duplicitous Winston Churchill, for instance, was quite happy for Nazi Germany to destroy the Soviet Union – until Britain itself fell prey to the Nazi menace.