Penny W-T

Penny W-T
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Published articles on education themes, travel, history and writing techniques. Written a book on WW1 - Gallipoli, and travel books. Run a marketing network for small businesses.
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Recent pages by Penny W-T

Birmingham is the second city of England, although at times this is disputed by Manchester. However for my purposes the original definition still holds and the city has a lot of hidden treasures for the visitor to find.
Consider how writing is a way of life and is a reason for being rather than a reason for doing. Writers will always BE writers, rather than someone who DOES writing as a job or a career.
I work at home, my office being in an upstairs room that gives me lovely views along the road where I live. Whilst to most people it would be nothing out of the ordinary, it is amazing just what can be seen if we really look.
None of us know what life, or each day has in store for us although mine is fairly well outlined, as I am in a state of disablement and confined to my house. A rough patch has just come to an end so I hope to get back to what is reasonably normal for me in the next few weeks
I have lived in Halesowen all my life, with a few diversions to other places during my career, but it is the place to which I return from my travels. It is a small town with a large history that spans back millennia . . .
In these times of almost global recession, we are all more focused on finding a job, or holding onto the one we have. Businesses are finding that restrictions on trade mean more and more staff have to be ‘let go’ – so how can we help ourselves?
Most of us, when considering a new business concept, are full of enthusiasm and energy to get started. But hold back slightly and consider all the 'paperwork' that you will need to make sure you are not paying too much tax on your new money spinning ideas!
Wearing my journalist hat, I went along to Dudmaston Hall to chat to the House Steward, who monitors the care of the property on behalf of the National Trust. I was doing a series of articles on such houses around the county of Shropshire at the time. Join me n a bird’s-eye, whist...
I watched a beautiful programme on TV last night about the fairy tale castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and it reminded me of a memorable visit I made some years ago. So “if you come down to the woods today” you can join me on a trip through fairy land forests and discover a ...
I love travelling to Ireland on the ferryboats. My favourite crossing is from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire. So join me on one of my return journeys home to England from this lovely port . . . .
As with any ‘job’ we all have to start somewhere ! Developing our writing skills is just the same. So perhaps these few handy hints will help you to get your material into shape so that it is accepted by Editors for publication.
Having decided that perhaps a basic knowledge, interest or even liking of maths might be relevant to our life after school, perhaps we can consider the REAL needs that could arise . . . . .
If you have never visited the ‘Windy City’ then what have you been missing? My visit was to watch my son take part in its world famous Marathon, but we built in extra days so that we could explore all the wonders of the city. We took a whole day to explore the Navy Pier, and rea...
Lisdoonvarna? The name conjures magic and curiosity ! What is it about this village that gives it such a repuatation? Never been there? Well it should be included in your itinerary if at all possible - its legendary reputation precedes it all around the world. I was lucky enough ...
During my time living in the Midlands of Ireland, I was fortunate to be taken on several excursions to explore the boglands for which the area is famous, and at the time one of these areas, Blackwater, was experimenting with what was a unique tourism concept – The Blackwater Bog Tra...
In my previous piece on ‘Number Crunching’ I mentioned that many of my pupils who did not ‘like’ maths, always commented ‘I shall be glad to leave school, then I won’t have to bother with maths ! so perhaps this might be a useful page to download for any young person you ...
When you are touring in the Midlands area of the Republic of Ireland, save a day to venture into County Westmeath and visit a time capsule of history like no other - An Dun Transport and Heritage museum . . . .
If you are travelling to Belfast, for whatever reason, a stay at the Europa Hotel will put the icing on your stay. A Hotel with some history over the past few decades, its opulence never fades.
Often we wonder about where our Internet friends may live, and what their surroundings in the countryside might offer. So here is a chance to pay a visit to my home, view my garden through the seasons, and see what parts of the West Midlands of England can look like.
How often have we decided to hold a dinner party, or a summer garden buffet, and then had to think, what can I do that will look good? On one such occasion I decided to cheat and called in a caterer to work with my ideas . . . . .
Continuing our look at English Regional traditional foods, let me tempt your taste buds now with some of the regional savoury pastries and pies for which England is renowned . . . .
Many of us have a ‘sweet tooth’ and can be tempted to try all types of cakes and pastries when on holiday, or even when at home. So join me on a quick sprint around England and see some of the temptations you can discover within our various regions . . . . .
There was an interesting programme on TV recently about the secret tunnels that the British Army built at the Somme, in preparation for the battle that was brewing in that area with the German forces. Apparently both sides were secretly digging tunnels to undermine the trenches where...
By 1916 The Great War had become a war in the air with the advent of aircraft, and the fascinating ‘flying balloons’ that were the Zepplins. On one occasion the Black Country region that was home to my grandfather, came under attack – by accident !
There are lots of people who like animals and have their lives dictated by a pet. Cats are particularly good at assuming the role of Boss . . . .
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