Nordic Gods&Days

28/01/2020 by Victoria Heward
Thor is not just one of Marvel’s Avengers, he’s the mighty thunder god of Norse mythology. He also has a whole day named after him in English: Thursday...

Burns Night

22/01/2020 by Victoria Heward
A truly Scottish celebration!   25th January is an important date in Scotland – for many, the most important of the year. It is the anniversary...

Magical creatures

16/01/2020 by Victoria Heward
Elves, witches, ogres, mermaids, dwarves, dragons and unicorns are all magical creatures. In some shape or form they have appeared in myths and folklore...

Magic Swords

07/01/2020 by Victoria Heward
Fantasy stories often have elements in common. One of these is the magic sword which can be found in myths, legends and stories everywhere. No fantasy...

New Year’s Resolutions

23/12/2019 by Victoria Heward
Apparently the tradition of making a new start at the beginning of a new year or changing something for the better was practiced even by the Babylonians! It...

Classic Winter Reading

17/12/2019 by Victoria Heward
It’s winter, it’s cold outside and it’s nearly Christmas. If you want to escape the festivities for a while why not settle down with a good book…...