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Domesticatd Cats in Ancient History


It is so obviously apparent when watching a cat lounge around the home in complete comfort that this whole domesticated lifestyle isn’t new to them. They have been masters of this for a very long time….

Game Of Thrones: On Location


BEWARE: SPOILERS! You have to love Game Of Thrones. You know, that show that everyone has been fawning over?! OK, OK. So I know it’s mythical and not necessarily historical, but whatever! Written by a…


The Miniaturist By Jessie Burton


“On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as…

12 of the Worlds Strangest Museums


1. The Garbage Museum, Stratford, Connecticut Source: CRRA If you are looking for an exhibition that is totally rubbish, then this might be for you. Central to their display is the Trash-o-saurus which is made from…

The Enchanting History of Geisha


If you are anything like me, you will have been romanticised by Geisha ever since watching the film, ‘Memoirs of A Geisha’, despite the widespread criticism of the film.  But why am I so fascinated…