Green Grow The Rushes, Ho! An English Folksong

I wanted to share a fantastic English folk song common in Somerset and the Westcountry which I recently learned. It's really difficult to get out of your head once started and its great for making long car journey's fly by! It's called Green Grow The Rush, O! though is sometimes referred to as The Twelve [...]

Song: Go and Catch a Falling Star

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One of my favourite poets is John Donne, who was born in London is 1572 and is considered a pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His poems have a great rhythm and often mix fantasy with metaphors and 'Song', often known as 'Go and Catch a Falling Star' is one of his best. GO and [...]

How To Play British Rules Mahjong

I am a massive fan of Mahjong, a game which originated in China and is massively popular in the East, though it's harder to find players in the West. It's a game for four players involving skill, calculation and a good dose of luck and is played with an absolutely beautiful set of tiles which [...]

Unlocking the Past: Hidden Museum Collections

In the real world I work in museums and travel across the county of Somerset visiting its many historic sites on a weekly basis (I’m pretty lucky to be getting paid to do something I love). One day a week I work at Yeovil’s best-kept secret, the amazing Community Heritage Access Centre (CHAC). Basically it’s [...]