Author Archives for Lena Garrett

The Great British Tree

Posted on: June 29, 2020

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The ancient oak forest has always held extreme importance in Britain, and it is said that the nation was built on oak. Acorns would be carried for luck as it is believed that they ward off disease. The Greeks and…

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The first real set of laws.

Posted on: June 26, 2020

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In 1754 King Hammurabi of Babylonia had had enough of the fighting and arguing in his kingdom so much so that he decided to lay down a set of laws that would apply to all of his subjects. It didn’t…

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Problems with downlights

Posted on: June 25, 2020

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Downlights are hugely popular in all different types of contemporary housing. However, this chic contemporary appeal for clean lines could be a trend that means unexpected issues. Downlights can act as a weak link in the fight to control levels…

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How we got maths from the Greeks.

Posted on: June 22, 2020

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It is sometimes hard to imagine that the modern world is still built on the work of some very clever Greek’s back in ancient times. Law, Philosophy, Science and Mathematics all start here and influence Western thinking for centuries. It…

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Has my tree or plant died?

Posted on: June 17, 2020

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You may think it’s obvious when trees or shrubs have died but it is not always easy to tell. There is a simple way to test if you think the plants have died. You have to carry out preliminary tests…

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When a pumping station looks beautiful

Posted on: June 15, 2020

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The Abbey Mills pumping Station in London is one of the most architecturally  beautiful looking buildings in the capital. When you consider that its primary purpose was to remove the backed up waste in the antiquated sewer pipes that served…

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Creating Extra Space in your Home

Posted on: June 15, 2020

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Whilst many of us have all been stuck at home for the last few months, we may have come to the realisation that we just don’t have enough room in our home! If your family and all the belongings are…

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How we generate electricity.

Posted on: June 2, 2020

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How does the electricity in your home become generated? Electricity comes to our home via the national grid. This is the pylons that you see set around the countryside bringing the power to terminals in your local area that then…

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The evolving role of the receptionist

Posted on: June 1, 2020

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Receptionists are key members of staff in many businesses. They are often the first people that a visitor will come into contact with. In the past receptionists would have been solely tasked with signing people into a building and notifying…

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