Five Easter feast ideas

It's always seemed strange to me, to use lots of pastel colours with baby chicks and bunnies at Easter, because for us it is a turning point in our year, when weather gets cooler and we know we're in for the long haul of winter. Here's a few ideas to celebrate Easter minus the pastel…
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시읽는 가

3월 21은 UN에서 정한 World Poetry Day랍니다. 시작된 가을과 함께 한편의 시를 나누면 어떨까요. 그래서 이달에 소개할 책이 생각났습니다. 정대찬 교수의 '시를 잊은 그대에게 – 공대생의 가슴을 울린 시강의'입니다. 우리에게 친숙한 시들을 인문학적 설명과 함께 시읽는 즐거움을 선물한 책입니다. 저자는 독자들의 시적 감성을 다시 일깨 우고 보다 친근하게 시로 안내합니다.  이 한 권의 책으로 만들어…
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A bit of a stink

Sometimes in libraries we think about poo. Not necessarily because we want to but because our public toilets sometimes get blocked, sometimes books get Suspicious Stains on them, and sometimes we wonder how many royal toddler toilet training picture books there are... And if you really think about it poo is quite important, and you…
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Stephen Hawking 101

Stephen Hawking has been called the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Albert Einstein. I loved his appearances on the Simpsons and the fact he had a fan club. I also love the fact that whenever I hear a computer generated voice I associate it with the astrophysicist. From what I have read, he was very…
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The old homestead at “Stonyhurst”, a sheep station and stud farm on the north coast of Canterbury: Picturing Canterbury

The old homestead at "Stonyhurst", a sheep station and stud farm on the north coast of Canterbury [ca. 1898]. This station belonged to Sir George Clifford (1813-1893) who took up the run of nearly 60,000 acres in December 1850. He named it after Stonyhurst College, the school he had attended in Lancashire, England. He was…
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Harry Giles: Doer of Things (WORD Christchurch event, Tues 13 March 7.30pm at Space Academy)

I must admit to some trepidation about reporting on a Poetry Reading. How does one describe a Poetry Reading to those that weren't there? Even one by a flamboyant Scottish poet who has travelled halfway across the world. Harry Giles! pic.twitter.com/XpPMBPiS3z — WORDChristchurch (@WORDChCh) March 13, 2018 Harry Josephine Giles originally came from the Orkney…
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