Soup to Go!

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Lewis and Clark, portable soup fans
Soup to Go!
by BigJules

In the 1750s the Royal Navy began issuing portable soup to ships embarking on long voyages, following recommendations by the naval surgeon James Lind that it should be supplied for the sick. It was also seen by some of their Lordships as an anti-scorbutic, which we now know was erroneous. But indirectly it helped; it made ‘greens’ more palatable…

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park river to be turned fluorescent emerald green for dramatic finale of Open East Festival

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· Tens of thousands of spectators came together today to celebrate the anniversary of London 2012, and public opening of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

· Programme of music, food, theatre and more produced by Barbican and Create London delights visitors of all ages

· Artists Bompas & Parr will leave lasting impression as their dramatic music and light festival finale set to turn the River Lea striking fluorescent emerald green

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The Burning Shadow

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The Bronze Age is full of mystery. We really do not know how people of the period recorded their own history because only scattered fragments have survived and been much interpreted by archaeologists. That interpretation may be very seriously flawed. What we do know is that some very sophisticated societies developed at least 10,000 years ago. Many were inundated by the seas, some are known to have been destroyed suddenly by earthquakes and dramatic volcanic activity. The author has set her story three and a half thousand years ago in the Eastern Mediterranean. The story feels real and grounded firmly in know facts, but that is the job of the author to provide an environment that wraps around the reader.

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BEAT THE HEAT!

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Heat – a current British preoccupation because the sun has made an unusual summer appearance

The sun is shining and it’s the 1st time the thermometer has hit the 30s in yonks. Cooped up in your office, it’s vital for your health to drink lots of water and keep cool – but we all know this, right?

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