Keeping in Touch
While we are in shutdown due to the COVID-19 we thought it would be a good idea to have a place on our website where we could, on a regular basis, keep you informed, provide fun things to do, excite your mind, provide links to interesting places, inject some humour, share some ideas and generally brighten up your day. So, on a regular basis while we are all sitting at home, our webmaster, Ian Handricks, will update this page for you and he would welcome your input, ideas and anything else you might like to share on the page and he will do his best to include your ideas in the next post. Ian can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org - Click on buttons below to go to a specific day or scroll down for a journey through the days
n.b. When viewing the videos use these controls ... click on in bottom left of video to start video and
click on in bottom right of video to expand to full screen
Funny You Should say That!
A to Z of Interesting Words You Should be Using
Agastopia n. – admiration of a particular part of someone’s body
Bibble v. – to drink often; to eat and/or drink noisily
Cabotage n. – coastal navigation; the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders
Doodle sack n. – old English word for bagpipe
Erinaceous adj. – of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog
Firman n. – in Turkey and some other Oriental countries, a decree or mandate issued by the sovereign
Gabelle n. – a tax on salt
Halfpace n. – a platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight
Impignorate v. – to pawn or mortgage something
Jentacular adj. – pertaining to breakfast
Kakorrhaphiophobia n. – fear of failure
Lamprophony n. – loudness and clarity of enunciation
Microsmatic adj. – having a good sense of smell
Nudiustertian n. – the day before yesterday
Oxter n. – outdated word meaning “armpit”
Pauciloquent adj. – uttering few words; brief in speech
Quire n. – two dozen sheets of paper
Ratoon n. – small shoot growing from the root of a plant
Salopettes n. – high-waisted skiing pants with shoulder straps
Tittynope n. – a small quantity of something left over
Ulotrichous adj. – having woolly or crispy hair
Valetudinarian n. – a sickly or weak person, especially one who is constantly and morbidly concerned with his or her health
Winklepicker n. – style of shoe or boot in the 1950s with a sharp and long pointed toe
Xertz v. – to gulp down quickly and greedily
Yarborough n. – hand of cards containing no card above a nine
Zoanthropy n. – delusion of a person who believes himself changed into an animal
...and speaking of books ... book your next flight with these folk!
Don't Judge Too Quickly !
Batteries not included!
The Splendid Beauty of Travel
The next few videos show the magnificent landscapes of Greenland, Iceland, The Faeroe Islands and Norway - also some amazing daredevil flying suit jumpers free falling down treacherous rocky mountainsides!
ree Flying down a rocky mountain
How do you say that again?
A collection of unusual place names for around the world (click on any photo to see it larger)
Someone's getting a raw deal?
Anoushka Shankar (Ravi Shankar's daughter and Norah Jones' sister)
Anoushka Shankar - Traces of You
Angry Wife - new manicure!
A virtual tour of Kew Gardens (above)
Claude Monet's Garden (below)
Access to talented professionals, powerful tools, and free educational content for authors. Reedsy has a network of world-class publishing professionals and helped produce over 10,000 books.
Medium is an online publishing platform with a hybrid collection of amateur and professional people and publications, or exclusive blogs or publishers
MarineTraffic is the world’s leading provider of ship tracking and maritime intelligence.