Celebrating India's Independence Day - photo essay
To celebrate World Heritage Day, we're celebrating some of the worlds top monuments and sites of cultural and architectural significance. The Taj Mahal, India is up there with the best. Have you visited it yet?
16 hidden gems in Wales you may never have heard of
16 hidden gems in Wales you may never have heard of - Llanthony Priory: Overlooked by the guidebooks in favour of Tintern Abbey to the south, Llanthony Priory is set far up into the hills of the Black Mountains and as remote and beautiful as it gets. Giraldus Cambrensis described it in the 12th century.
The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. As a young women in the early 1800s she lived during a time when it was common to eat only two main meals a day, with breakfast scheduled early in the morning and dinner occuring late in the evening. Weakened and irritated by hunger pangs each day, she decided to schedule time to take tea and snack each afternoon. This private ceremony was firstly done furtively in her bedroom, but over time well-heeled…