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Fingers crossed

I was talking with a colleague who comes from Brunei. I happened to remark, “Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this terrible pandemic ends soon”. He looked at me thoughtfully and replied, “I have always wondered why Europeans cross their fingers so often, why do they do this?” Well, that got me thinking. Why, indeed? … Continue reading Fingers crossed

Mons Graupius

Known as the “painted people” the Picts inhabited the north east of Scotland before the Romans, over 2,000 years ago. The Picts left a tremendous legacy; stone carvings that depicted life in their era. Images of hunting scenes were carved into stones. There is much debate about the reasons why the Picts carved those images. … Continue reading Mons Graupius