Collective nouns, generic animal names, similes, idioms and expressions in relation to the animal kingdom. Not all the categories apply to every animal - for instance, there may be animals where collective nouns do not apply - so one will find that some groups may not be represented.
There are nine parts of speech in the English language - and within each, there will be a number of sub-categories. This site covers everything from grammar to oddities, from curious to punctuation and spelling.
As an inveterate ex-pat - living overseas most of my life - I began accumulating information about how to adjust to my new environments, how to maintain a healthy home and how to address cleanliness issues without access to products and medications available back in the UK. It is not a commercial site, it is purely for fun and a wonderful memory of experiences and friends.
The Internet is a product of the 1960's and was formed in 1968 when the US Department of Defence's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) funded what would become the first global computer network (ARPANET). This site, hopefully, explains most of them.
How to get started. This site was built following my studies at South Thames College. Lots of hints and advice.
I began accumulating information about the countries in which I was living at that time. This site is the product of some of the information gathered whilst living in Mombasa, Kenya, between 1995 and 2000.
Long ago, my step-mother gave me a set of MahJong tiles made of bamboo and bone. She had played the game regularly during her time living overseas with my father. With the set came her typed notes. I had no idea how to play, but enjoyed studying the beauty of the tiles. I never believed that, one day, I would be playing the game too.
This site shows some of the local amenities in and around this ancient riverside settlement. Lower Sunbury, beside the river, has retained its village atmosphere, while Sunbury Common to the north is now divided into two areas - Lower Sunbury and Sunbury Common.