Did You Know FI

Beer, Ale, and Oast Houses

Ale has been brewed in England since Roman times if not earlier, and for more than a millennia after every house would have brewed its own ale as a matter of course. Inns brewed their own distinctive beverage, a signature drink

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Wonders of the Ancient World, part 2

Last week I gave a short history for three of the seven listed Wonders of the Ancient World. You can read that post here: Wonders of the Ancient World, part 1. Time to highlight the remaining four. 4. Temple of Artemis

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Fascinating FI

Self-Rising Flour

Ah, the basic ingredients we take for granted! Flour for cakes and breads that did not depend on adding yeast, today on every grocery store shelf, was once unheard of. Here’s the scoop– Prior to 1845 the only raising agent used

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Movies FI

Trivia Time: Star Wars

I am an avowed, proud Star Wars geek. Yes, I was one of those who stood in line on opening night, gasped in shock at “I am your father!”, and was blindsided by the Luke and Leia sibling reveal. I

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Wonders of the Ancient World, part 1

Now, I know this is unrelated to Georgian or Regency England, but I found it fascinating so have decided to devote this week and next Monday to the topic. What do you consider the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world? There are

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England FI

Folly

In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to which it belongs. Although most of the buildings we

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Pinterest FI

Pinterest Spotlight

You aren’t on Pinterest? OMG! You are missing all the fun! I confess to being addicted — just a bit — and suspect most of you are too. I currently have 51 boards on topics ranging from historical to fashion

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May I Take Your Order?

The concept of dining away from home is now so engrained and advanced that we drive up to tiny windows for our food. For many a night of “fine dining” is hitting the Cracker Barrel or Applebees! Luxury dining to the

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Laugh FI

Literary Pets Redux

Time for some more Literary Pets! The previous post – FOUND HERE – shared four animal pictures with humorous taglines. This time I thought it would be fun to post cute dog and cat literary poses without taglines so that you,

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