Plan twice, build once. Look twice, draw once.
With the Thames frozen over, a Frost Fair is held at London Bridge in 1683. “Coaches plied from Westminster to the Temple, and from several other stairs too and fro, as in the streets; sleds, sliding with skeetes, a bull-baiting, horse and coach races, puppet plays and interludes, cooks, tipling and other lewd places, soContinue reading “Frost Fair”
If you have 10,000 square feet, can accomodate a thirteen foot crate, 4 trucks over forty foot and have circulating security guards, you may be have a chance of staging the exhibit of the Super Croc. This includes a flesh reconstruction, a super skeleton and the kind of field tents used in the excavation. TheContinue reading “Giant crocodile touring show”
The Auroch is the European bison which died out in the 1600s. Their shape is recognisable in the drawings in the cave in Niaux and others. They were aggressive, often revered and the prehistoric people did not eat them. A zoologist in Germany tried to recreate the breed using other similar breeds. This was partContinue reading “Auroch”
In this week of snow, youths played a practical joke by blocking roads with 5 foot snowballs and a baby was born to a couple whose surname was Snowball.
There is a shortage of rock salt. It is in great demand as councils battle to clear snow covered roads. Rock salt chandeliers in Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland
The girth of this giant snake would reach a human’s hips. Researchers have used the specimen as a thermometre. The size of the snake, and other creatures, indicates the temperature of the Earth at that time, in this case 60 million years ago. See the article on BBC website
I took this photograph with Durer’s study of a pine tree in mind.
Extraordinary snow fall today.
Use green 3 0z of green buckwheat Grind buckwheat in a coffee grinder (or similar) In a bowl, mix 1 oz white flour, such as spelt, with the buckwheat flour. Make a well in the flour. Whisk in 2 beaten eggs, then gradually add 7 fl oz milk, and a little water A dash ofContinue reading “Buckwheat Pancakes”