I have always been one of those people who needs to know.
Doesn’t matter what it is, if a question pops into my head or I find myself unable to complete a task I will immediately set about trawling the internet to find the solution. I literally cannot sleep if there is something I need to know the answer to. Thank goodness for smartphones at 2am and I wake up wondering what I can do with left over candy canes!
Before the internet, I would spend hours in the library, searching through our books and encyclopedias at home, or asking endless questions. Needless to say I didn’t do much sleeping as a teenager because I had too many things on my mind and no immediate access to the knowledge that the internet has provided me.
One thing that would have sent me absolutely crazy before I got my instant information machine (my iphone) is being told that Oxford University is older than the Aztecs….
Just process that information a second
Crazy right? There’s no way on earth that this is true. Right?
The Aztec Empire as we know it began with the founding of the city of Tenochtitlán in 1325. By 1521 the Spanish, in alliance with the Tlaxcala, attacked the Aztecs and overthrew the city. Et voila, no more Aztecs.
Teaching in Oxford has been recorded as early as 1096 with the University itself was founded by 1249 and obviously its still going strong to this very day.
Shall I just say… Mind. Blown!?!
Any who, where were we?
Of course some of what I learn (usually the most important bit) will be forgotten and the next time I need to know this information I’ll have to go search out the information again unless I write it down. Usually just the act of writing things down and reading it back helps me to recall a lot of information.
And so dear readers the idea for this series was born. We will all benefit from it, I get to remember all the information I need and I also get to share with all you lovely people!
Now this series will cover many topics from parenting to cooking, blogging to crafts plus anything and everything in between!
I hope you enjoy this new series. If there is something you would like to know about or need help with feel free to ask and I will try my best to find the answer x