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Love is in the Air

Posted by BCM on Sunday, January 29, 2017, In : Seasons 

The hopeless romantics out there will have only one thing on their mind this month.
Valentine’s Day is on 14th February and they’ll be hatching plans to express undying love for their significant other. 
A good start would be twelve red roses, the favourite flower of Venus, the goddess of Love, followed maybe by a candle-lit dinner.
A card is important.  Chocolates are a must. 
A full wallet will get you a long way too. Apparently, we lovesick Brits spend around £1.6 billion on Valentine...

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Cold Comfort

Posted by BCM on Monday, January 2, 2017, In : Seasons 

January is generally the coldest month of the year in London.  

Coming so soon after Christmas, it can be a bleak and uninspiring time.

But, if you think it gets cold now, it’s nothing to how it once was.  In days gone by, it was quite common for the Thames to freeze over.

The years between 1309 and 1814 were known as the Little Ice Age and the Thames iced over at least 23 times!  

The river was wider then and flowed a lot slower.  Blocks of ice would catch in the narrow arches of the Old Londo...

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