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How to create a perfect lawn

How to create a perfect lawn

 Most gardens, in the UK anyway, have lawns. Some are perfect and would make a wonderful backdrop to a British tea party, others are not much more than dirt patches with bits of grass in it. Below is a guide to help you create the first scenario and what to do when...

The origin of the moon calendar

The origin of the moon calendar

People have looked up into the sky for thousands of years to find purpose and a sense of time and order. In doing so pre-historic societies chose the path of the moon as their first cosmic guide.  Marked animal bones, recently discovered in the Dordogne region in...

Cooking with herbs – chives

Cooking with herbs – chives

Welcome to the LWTM - 'Cooking with herbs' blog series In this blog series you will find historical information and recipes about the most commonly used kitchen herbs. They do not only add flavour, but they also make a positive impact on our health and well-being.  To...

Time is money

Time is money

Benjamin Franklin's quote has not lost its point in today’s fast-paced society. Years ago futurologists predicated a golden, technological Eldorado, where computers would take care for all our mundane activities,  whilst we all enjoy a great deal of free time,...

How to remove unwanted hair growth

There are many ways to remove unsightly, unwanted hair growth. Below you can find a few methods, some can be done at home, others need to be performed by an experienced hair removal expert.  The best times to remove unwanted hair growth is during the Waning Moon or...

Cooking with herbs-mint

Cooking with herbs-mint

Welcome to the LWTM – ‘Cooking with herbs’ blog series In this blog series you will find historical information and recipes about the most commonly used kitchen herbs. They do not only add flavour, but they also make a positive impact on our health and well-being.  To...

Cooking with herbs- oregano

Cooking with herbs- oregano

Welcome to the LWTM – ‘Cooking with herbs’ blog series In this blog series you will find historical information and recipes about the most commonly used kitchen herbs. They do not only add flavour, but they also make a positive impact on our health and well-being.  To...

Biodynamic living – a step too far?

Biodynamic living – a step too far?

Earlier today I read an article in a British newspaper called The Guardian with the title 'Insecticides put world food supplies at risk'.  This topic reminded of a few conversations I had with my English friends in the late 1990ies. At that time I already championed...

Cooking with yoghurt

  People have been making yoghurt for over four thousand years. Its name comes from the Turkish word ‘yogurt’, meaning ‘curdled or thickened’.  Milk (mostly cow and goats milk) is heated to about 45 degrees centigrade (112 degree F), then bacterial cultures are...

Cooking with herbs – The bay leaf

Cooking with herbs – The bay leaf

Welcome to the LWTM - 'Cooking with herbs' blog series In this blog series you will find historical information and recipes about the most commonly used kitchen herbs. They do not only add flavour, but they also make a positive impact on our health and well-being.  To...

Home-made body scrub

Home-made body scrub

You skin renews on average every 3 to 4 weeks and old skin cells can clog up your pores. In order to keep you skin looking clean and healthy and to encourage a good circulation, it is advisable to apply a body peeling on a regular basis. Here is a quick and easy body...

The effects of the moon on the earth’s climate

The effects of the moon on the earth’s climate

 Welcome to the LWTM 'Moon Science' section!  This series contains a number of blog posts that all deal with scientific and historical aspects of the moon.  If you are interested in this strand, please type 'moon science' into the search button and read more articles...