This morning I woke to a snow kissed world, the brightness dazzling as I drew back the curtains. My sons were excited, anticipating hours of making snow men and sledging, but when I suggested they get ready for school, their gleeful response was ‘You’re in cloud cuckoo land, school wont open today– the teachers wont go in.’…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on November 30, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments
I have two addictions – cats and reading and ‘reading about cats’ a natural consequence.. I recently picked up a fascinating book by Charles Henry Ross. Written in 1868 ‘The Book of Cats – a Chit-chat Chronicle of Feline Facts and Fancies.’ Packed with observations on all things cattish, in one chapter the author touches on health care.…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on November 28, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments
BUMF! The junk mail and unsolicited commercial mail that litters your mail box. The word itself just rolls of the tongue, it has a good feel to it - but have you ever paused to wonder who invented the word or how it came about?
Well the answer is to hand and it involves 19th Century schoolboys!
Then follow the link for the full post.…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on November 24, 2010 at 10:24am — No Comments
Did you know that the frequency of a cat's purr actually encourages healing of bone?
For this and more follow the link to Grace Elliot's blog at:
Added by Grace Elliot on November 21, 2010 at 11:31am — No Comments
To celebrate the release of her debut novel, 'A Dead Man's Debt', Grace Elliot has written unique blog posts for a multitude of sites, that are all posted simultaneously today!
For rivetting reading and an insight into what makes author and veterinarian, Grace, tick, click on any or all of the links below.…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on November 20, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments
'By hook or by crook' means ot obtain something by fair means or foul.
But have you ever pasued to wonder where the expression comes from?
Was it from:
a)King Charles I's favoured judges?
b)A battle threatened by Oliver Cromwell.
c)Medieval feud laws.
To read more follow the link to:…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on November 16, 2010 at 4:29pm — No Comments
In medieval times stories such as 'The Cat and the Cockerel' and 'Belling the Cat' were told to teach the rudiments of right and wrong to people who were poorly educated. But what did these stories mean?
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Added by Grace Elliot on November 14, 2010 at 3:16pm — No Comments
The exciting and evocative book trailer for 'A Dead Man's Debt' has been entered for the New Covey Book Trailer Awards!
To view the trailer and caste your vote (ADMD is number 4 - but no pressure!) please follow the link:
Added by Grace Elliot on November 10, 2010 at 4:57am — No Comments
When was the last time you heard a 'cock and bull' story, that stretched the bounds of belief?
Well, did you realise that this common phrase has its origins in the 18th century coaching town of Stoney Stratford?
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Added by Grace Elliot on November 9, 2010 at 2:50pm — No Comments
From the Norse Goddess Freya and her chariot pulled by cats, to victimised women in the middle ages, cats have been associated with witchcraft....
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Added by Grace Elliot on November 7, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments
From passing a driving test to getting engaged we've all been 'Cock a hoop' at one time or another.
But did you realise that the original meaning of this phrase was to 'drink alcohol without restraint.'?
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Added by Grace Elliot on November 3, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments