John Carter, Now & Then: Holiday History

I’m going to start with Pyramids – which are interesting if you are enthusiastic about old piles of stones. Extremely old piles of extremely old stones….

John Carter, Now & Then: January 2023

Contemplating the dead flowers, and a couple of equally faded photographs among them, one of my colleagues remarked: “You’d never see that sort of thing back home.” …

Who knows?

Who knows what scientific or technical breakthroughs lie ahead to tackle problems to which we cannot see an easy solution? Read on….

Healing spices: The colourful world of spices

For over 4,000 years spices have been used to treat and prevent disease and ailments, enhance beauty and vitality as well as adding a zing to recipes, exciting our senses and peppering our thirst to try new flavours….

Tennis and its Beckenham heyday

Beckenham Lawn Tennis Club is different from thousands of others around the UK in one respect. For over a century its annual tournament attracted the finest players in the world because it fell just before Wimbledon fortnight….

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