Spring is on the horizon. It may not seem like it what with the cold weather, but there are clues everywhere. The odd daffodil, the sun peeking through snow white clouds, snowdrops poking through the grass. It's enough to make your energy levels increase as you see the longer days and warmer weather approach.
We all have a favourite decade or era whether it’s their fashion, furnishings, architecture, music or art you love most. If its clothes from a certain era we admire, and we love vintage fashion, then we’ll emulate their style of dress.
If like me, you like architecture and interior furnishings from particular eras, then your love may be expressed in the type of house you choose to live in, or the way you choose to furnish its interiors.
Pairs for Valentine
It's the month of love and at this time of year, our minds turn to the subject of romance, in fact you may have been thinking about it back in January. The shops will certainly have forced your hand and made you begin to consider the month of love to come, what with their blinking lights, fluffy red hearts and sentimental cards.
It's a difficult time for those of us who are still single, however, if you're part of a couple you may find this a useful time to make a declaration of love, to show your appreciation, or to even make a proposal.
There's emphasis on pairing up, and pairs in general and this where our blog will focus its attention this month, on the subject of pairing.
In this post we’re going to take a look at how naval navigation started before modern methods – and it’s fascinating. You’ll find that simple methods moved on to more sophisticated ones with the advancement of science, and the genius of one or two individuals both here and overseas.
How did the old mariners find their way around undiscovered waters?
In the beginning celestial navigation would have helped sailors find their way around the oceans. By measuring the altitude of the Northern Star above the horizon, the angle in degrees helped measure the latitude of the ship.