How the Christmas tree came to Britain

London Christmas tree

London's Norwegian Christmas tree Could you envision London celebrating Christmas without its iconic Christmas tree on Trafalgar Square? Ever since 1947, this beautifully lit-up tree is gifted each year by the people of Norway. It is a gesture of gratitude for Britain’s support in fighting off the German invasion in 1940. The tree is 20-25 … Continue reading How the Christmas tree came to Britain

Florence Nightingale: her dream and her resilience

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale's legacy Florence Nightingale was born this week in 1820 (on 12th May). She is widely known for her influence on elevating nursing from a menial task to a respectable and appreciated profession. In 19th century Victorian Britain, nursing was considered a dirty profession of questionable reputation and left in the hands of the … Continue reading Florence Nightingale: her dream and her resilience