Last Sunday in Advent :)

By: sandiquiz, 3:33 PM GMT on November 30, 2014

Today, November 30th, is the first Sunday of Advent.

When is Advent?

Advent takes place on the four Sunday's leading up to Christmas Day.

What is Advent?

Advent marks the start of the Christian year. It is the four weeks before Christmas, beginning on the nearest Sunday to November 30th. . The word Advent comes from the Latin 'Adventus', which means 'arrival' or 'coming'.

Those of you who have been following my...

Updated: 10:32 AM GMT on December 21, 2014

The November event blog:)

By: sandiquiz, 12:16 PM GMT on November 02, 2014

NOVEMBER 26th 1983 The Brinks-MAT robbery.

On this day in 1983, masked men raided the Brinks-MAT secure vault at Heathrow airport and stole 28 million pounds in gold bars, thought to be valued at around 75 million today. They also stole over half a million pounds in uncut diamonds.

"Just after dawn on November 26, 1983, six armed men burst into the Brink’s-Mat warehouse at Heathrow expecting to find 3 million in cash. Instead they stumbl...

Updated: 5:28 PM GMT on November 29, 2014

Sunrise by the Lake

By: sandiquiz, 11:17 AM GMT on October 25, 2014

Sunrise October 25th, the last day of BST - (British Summer Time).




I saw the weather forecast last evening and realised that this morning the sky would be clear, so I decided to get up early and go down to the lake.

Furzton Lake is about a five minute drive away from where I live. It was created to act as a basin for floodwaters during heavy rain, and has matured into an easily accessible, (car parking available) and peacefu...

Updated: 11:30 AM GMT on October 25, 2014

#49 - going up in the world! - Superman at the Station!

By: sandiquiz, 11:50 AM GMT on October 18, 2014

What a busy, and slightly stressful week it was last week.

On Monday I should have headed north to Yorkshire for a family funeral, but the weather was atrocious, so I drove 80 miles north as far as Leicestershire, to my elderly aunt, who was going with me to the funeral, and stopped. I had planned to stay overnight, so I did, as I just didn't fancy the journey back... the wind and rain were awful! After an uncomfortable night on a single bed, I managed...

Updated: 5:50 PM GMT on October 24, 2014

Steaming puddings!

By: sandiquiz, 10:02 AM GMT on October 10, 2014




On Monday I purchased the ingredients for my Christmas Puddings. The Christmas cake was made about four weeks ago, and is already in the cupboard under the stairs, maturing.

Yesterday I weighed out the ingredients and put them all in a big bowl, giving them a good stir, whilst making a wish. (It is traditional that every family member has a stir and makes a wish.)

This morning I placed the pudding mixture into small pudding...

Updated: 2:04 PM GMT on October 10, 2014

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