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A few last lessons from West of Greenwich

Wednesday There used to be a football team called Blackburn Olympic, who have won an FA Cup Thursday Today I learnt that the place where some of my dad’s weirder Singapore photos were taken still exists under the name Haw … Continue reading

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Good Luck Somerset!

Hopefully Somerset can win the twenty2o cup tomorrow. Alfonso Thomas’ namesake (Alfonso the kitten) will be cheering on somerset by running up to the tv and patting it with his paw. and here is Alfonso Thomas…

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First Week of 6 Weeks of Lazy Summer Lessons (12th – 18th)

The sound of the star wars doors opening was actually some paper being slid from an envelope. Continue reading

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July is still a good time to ask why? (and where? how? and what?)

Thursday Harald Bohr was the first mathematician to win an Olympic medal (and possibly the only one so far). Friday I learnt that Ada Lovelace was a drinker, a gambler and a flirt. Saturday I learnt that hair straighteners can … Continue reading

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June Lessons for the Longest Day and Beyond (21st – 27th)

Monday Mexico City has the worlds largest University UNAM, (measured by the number of students enrolled). Tuesday The Japanese for death by overwork is Karōshi. It is s0mething I am always conscious of avoiding. Wednesday Slovenia is the richest Slavic nation, … Continue reading

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More June Facts (7th – 13th)

Monday Zhuji City in China is responsible for 30% of the worlds sock production Tuesday In South Korea it is commonly believed that sleeping with an electric fan on is a risky business and the news often reports on “fan … Continue reading

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Do We Learn Anything in June? Of Course We Do (1st-6th June)

Tuesday Today I clarified what the batsman scores in cricket if the fielder catches the ball and touches the boundary (or crosses). As I thoought logically it is a six. Wednesday I found out that not only is Keifer Sutherland … Continue reading

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More lessons to learn around the Maypole (10/5 – 16/5)

Monday The axolotl never grows up and will not undergo metamosphosis in its natural state. However a cheeky iodine injection can make its balls drop and bring it into an adult form. Tuesday The Oxford English Dictionary since 1911 has … Continue reading

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Lessons for Election Week

Monday I was told two jokes one with the punchline Wong and one with the punchline Dragon Lips. Neither are particularly PC but the last one is particularly not PC. Also discovered an efficient method of raffle ticket folding. Also … Continue reading

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More April Lessons 19th – 25th

Monday – I learnt that there is a new organisation the YPLA (lets hear it for the YPLA! Young Persons Learning Agency) that replaces the LSC. Possibly the dullest lesson of the year so far, A toxophilite being an archery … Continue reading

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