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The History of Easter

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The History of Easter

In the UK Easter is one of the major Christian festivals of the year. It is full of customs, folklore and traditional food. However, Easter in Britain has its beginnings long before the arrival of Christianity. Many theologians believe Easter itself is named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn and spring - Eostre. In Britain Easter occurs at a different time each year. It is observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This means that the festival can occur on any Sunday between March 22 and...

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Our Favourite Gifts This Mother's Day

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Our Favourite Gifts This Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day right around the corner we thought that we would share with you our favourite products that we sell that can be the perfect gift for your fabulous Mum. Don’t worry! There is still time for you to get your gifts. Well, just over a week anyway… Plenty of time! So, here we have 6 of our favourites, ranging from mugs to prints. Out of all of them I think that the coaster is my favourite. My mum loves a good cuppa and ALL drinks have to be on a coaster so not only is this a personal...

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Afternoon Tea at The Titanic

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Afternoon Tea at The Titanic

Our Christmas shindig was in January because you amazing customers kept us very busy during December with your orders. For our Christmas night out myself and Claire went to the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool for Afternoon Tea. How good does it look in that picture? It consisted of a lovely pot of tea, a glass of Prosecco with a strawberry, Scones, cakes and an assortment of finger sandwiches. Fun Fact. Cornish Scones are made with the Jam on the bottom with the cream on top (the Cornish are very proud of their cream) whereas Devonshire Scones are made with jam...

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The history of Tea in Great Britain

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The history of Tea in Great Britain

Even though tea is the most quintessential of English drinks it was actually a late comer in the UK. Whilst it is impossible to know exactly when the first cup was brewed, legend has it that Chinese emperor Shen Nung was sat beneath a Camellia sinensis one day in 2737BC when a few leaves were stirred by the wind. As his servant boiled drinking water in a pot, the leaves fell in and so accidentally resulted in the world’s first cup of tea.  To this day, every cup of tea enjoyed around the world comes from the same plant; the...

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Slate Mining in the UK

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Slate Mining in the UK

Slate mining is the industry related to the extraction and processing of slate. IT is either quarried or reached by tunnelling in the slate mine. Common use for slate is roofing materials, flooring, grave stone and electric insulation. Slate mining happened most often in north wales, UK. Men worked 6 days a week on very poor wages and in some desperate conditions. Miners had to take a five year apprenticeship in order to become a fully qualified slate miner and even then the skills that they learn don’t actually give their pay value. They were employed contracts on a monthly...

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