Tag: light

January 6, 2021 admin123@ No comments exist

Epiphany Epiphany: the moment of revelation, when something becomes absolutely clear. Viruses don’t respect boundaries – national, social, economic or physical.  So borders are connection points, not barriers.  And essential workers grow, make, care, pick, stack & deliver.  But many doing these tough jobs are on low wages with no job security.  Light through the…

February 21, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Ploughman’s lunch The ploughman’s lunch – all porky pies?  Alludes to rustic, outdoor, bygone times, but actually dates from 1950s promotion in pubs to boost cheese sales.  Sounds hot, sophisticated & substantial, when it’s a simple, light meal – bread, cheese, pickle, maybe added pie, egg & salad – eaten cold, with a glass of…

December 17, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Outdoor lights Outdoor lights symbolise the Christmas season.  Evolved from 17th c German tradition of lighting the tree with small candles. 1880 – 1st outdoor electric light display by Thomas Edison.  2 years later, his colleague, Edward Johnson made the 1st string of  lights, with 80 small bulbs.  Outdoor Christmas lights spark joy – &…

June 30, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Garden 32% of tourists who visit Britain go to parks & gardens. More than the 28% who visit castles, historic houses, museums & art galleries.  35% make sightseeing trips to famous monuments/ buildings. Lucem demonstrat unbra = the shadow shows the light.  Peripheries between the tamed & the wild, gardens lure everyone Guessed the Word? …

April 17, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Nanosecond Getting data even nanoseconds faster generates huge profits.  So physical location of cables & towers to transmit data is critical.  Being closer, UK receives US data before Europe, through undersea fibre-optic cables. Light travels 30cm / nanosecond (billionth of a second).  Straight cables transmit data fastest Guessed the Word?       Series 41 (8/9) …

March 8, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Nostalgia Shine a light: Britain is the 2nd richest country in Europe, per Gross Domestic Product based on purchasing power parity.   Unemployment is at its lowest level since 1975.  Britain is still the 8th biggest manufacturer in the world.  Reasons to be cheerful, then & now Guessed the Word?           Series 39…

August 15, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Neon In last 10 years, iconic neon signage regaining popularity. 1912 neon’s red glow 1st used to advertise Paris barber’s shop.  Popularity peaked in 1930s.  Fell out of favour by end of 1940s, except in Las Vegas.  Most vintage signs come from the US and advertise beer Guessed the Word?         Series 28…

August 14, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Lighting makes a difference:  blinding garishness? cold ghoulishness?  dim gloominess?  Good lighting welcomes  viewers, shoppers, patients & guests Guessed the word?     Series 7 (2/4)     [photo: Mike Wilson]