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Remembering Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, in an Iranian tea factory

Our second day in Iran was devoted to tea, and that meant sticking near to the Caspian Sea in the west of the country.

Our guide Hamid reckoned that the town of Fuman would be the best area to look for tea plantations, and he was right, though the factory he knew had changed hands since his last visit and the workers there were a bit shy of unexpected foreign guests. 739 more words

London's Hollywood: a visual tour of Gainsborough Studio in the 1920s – video

It’s remarkable what you can pick up in three minutes and 45 seconds. This short video by Gary Chapman, author of London’s Hollywood: the Gainsborough Studio in the Silent Years… 73 more words

Silent Film

Dance: Exercise without even knowing it!

Zumba became the next big thing because it tapped into something that really should always have been ‘the big thing’.

When you look at history us Brits were great dancers! 333 more words

Fitness

Repairing and Cleaning Cracked Limestone Tiles

This was a large 60m2 Limestone tiled floor installed in the entrance hall and kitchen of a residence in the town of Gainsborough. The Limestone tiles had lost their shine and cracks had appeared in a number of tiles which was due to the floor settling after it had been built, any previous sealer was failing and the tiles were getting very dirty with visible staining. 349 more words

Tile & Grout Cleaning And Sealing

Throw me the diamond...I'll throw you the whip!

If you fancy yourself an Indiana Jones-type adventurer,  you may want to head over to England as there are two separate diamond treasure hunts going on this month. 323 more words

Diamonds

Meditation in the Garden

Long ago in my childhood, as I was growing up in Southern California, I was blessed by parents who both savored beauty and creativity. Together we went to museums, gardens, arboretums, botanical gardens, and  historic places including the old Spanish missions erected by the monks who helped settle California, led by Fra Junipero Serra, about whom I learned in elementary school. 476 more words

Buddhism

British Fight League 1 - Fight Card

British Fight League present their first event from Gainsborough Leisure Centre tonight with a night of MMA and K1 action, which features some very exciting competitors. 113 more words

MMA