Middle Ages The idea of making life-size wax figures, wearing real clothes, stems from the funerals of European royalty in the middle ages. Originally the corpse would be carried, fully dressed, on top of their coffin at royal funerals. However this was unpleasant in hot weather so a wax effigy was used instead. As the “body” was … More The history of the Wax Museum
If you venture down to Mile End, you can explore Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. This is a historic cemetery that is now a local nature reserve. Although there are still a large amount of gravestones and funerary monuments spread around the cemetery, the area now resembles natural woodland, with many bird and insect species making it their … More Exploring A Cemetery At Mile End
Lawnmowers – a very British obsession? Did you know the lawnmower was invented in Gloucester by Edwin Beard Budding in 1830? He was deemed a madman for making such a contraption and had to test his machine at night so no one would see him. But Budding was not mad at all and his machine … More Discovering an unusual museum in Southport
Managing safety in Escape Rooms TIC Insurance recently wrote an article on “How To Manage Escape Room Risks Without Spoiling The Fun”. While it notes that every business must comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the legislation requires businesses to take ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent accidents or injuries. So what are … More Locked In!
Averting A Christmas Eve Disaster! Our friend, Savio, told us that Santa had just loaded all the presents on his sleigh ready to deliver to all the boys and girls around the world, when he discovered a problem. Santa’s sleigh was stuck! If he didn’t release it soon Christmas will be a disaster and no gifts would be … More Santa’s Sleigh is Stuck!
One minute you are hunting for a restaurant to round off your Christmas shopping and the next you are saving mankind again! Mission HQ found in a shopping mall As our hotel was near the Tiergarten it was only a short walk to the Europa Center near Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. Located right next to the Kaiser … More Illusional Mind
This year, we got invited to a Christmas Party at the newly refurbished Coach and Horses in Leyton. As well as a chance to listen to Christmas Blues over the meal we also got the chance to travel through a time portal back to New York in 1935 to solve a murder and hunt for … More Gangsters Treasure Found In Leyton