A Lookback at 19th Century Britain

One nation has much to tell just by looking at its homes. British home interiors, for one, have much history to tell.  Looking at its home posts, awnings, verandas, and houses, these are evidences that Great Britain has gone through a ride in history, harnessed by numerous events and battles, especially during the 19th century.

Image by Elliot Brown via Flickr, Creative Commons

Owing to the Industrial Revolution, 19th century presented an unparalleled expansion for Britain. From communication down to transportation, politics, and even home interior designs, the Victorian period has made its mark on Britain. Let us step back and see how the Victorian period affected modern England.


5 Fun Activities That Would Attract You Away From Your Telly

Admit it. If you are at home and bored to death out of nothing to do, what would you most likely do? Watching television has topped the list of regular activities an ordinary British person does. Rather than spending time outside on Sundays, most families opt to sit on the settee watching their favourite TV series and films. It is not surprising that an Euro statistics survey revealed that people in Britain use 45% of their time watching television.

Although this hobby is part of the daily life for larger British population, experts worry that too much of it might pose threat to one’s health. Time magazine reported that this habit increases the risk of developing diabetes and heart problems as well as risk of premature death from any cause. This might chicken you out or something, but no worries! This article will talk about 5 fun activities that would definitely steal the show of your attention far away from your favourite TV.

1. Geocaching

Is the term new to you? Maybe not, what with the increasing hype surrounding it that instantly turned it as favourite pastime for outdoor travellers. According to, the most prominent geocaching website, this activity is a real world treasure hunting in which you will only need a GPS-enabled device, access to the internet and pocket money, and you are now set to play the game. Similar to the rules of treasure hunting, you are in pursuit of a hidden treasure or ‘caches’ but this time, using the aid of GPS receiver. Get first a free account on and download the coordinates to your device to give you clues of the location and description of cache. Now you are ready to hunt your way to the coveted geocache. What, then, would this trip entail you? Certainly a must try activity with your whole family, you will have a closer encounter with breathtaking, interesting and unusual nature locations as well as thrilling and fun adventure in looking for the treasure. In UK alone, there are 70, 000 hidden geocaches waiting for you to uncover. So, are you interested? Then go and find it! (more…)