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May 2018: The Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are one of Britainís less well-known jewels. Delineated by the Mendips to the north, Bridgwater Bay to the west, and the Quantocks ...More
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Big Ben

There can be no more Iconic image of London or maybe even Britain then the tower that overshadows the wonderfully ornate Houses of Parliament - and Yes, we know that Big Ben refers to the Bell. In the week when He becomes 150 years old we celebrate the original feat of engineering and the fact that the clock has hardly ever been wrong.

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Brit Quote:
It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a manly woman, or a womanly man. - Virginia Woolf
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On this day:
The Hundred Years War begins - 1337, Ashmolean Museum Opens - 1683, Westminster Bridge Opens - 1862
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