Sarah Doberska, Author at Homeschooling

Articles by Sarah Doberska

The Nile

Uncovering The Secrets Of The Nile

The Nile is of particularly vital importance to Egypt, where more than 95% of the population live within a few miles of its banks


Cornish Pasty

Cornish Pasty, Anyone?

Only a pasty made in Cornwall can legally be called a Cornish pasty!


Downton Abbey

Why Is Downton Abbey So Popular?

Perhaps one of the biggest attractions for today’s audience is the ever-popular interplay between rich and poor that forms the basis of so many successful historical dramas. As a
nation, we are, and have always been, fascinated by social class.


Early bird

Early Bird Or Night Owl?

Why is it that some people are up with the lark, raring to start their day, while others find a later start and later bedtime suits them better?


Eat

Eat Well Equals Study Well

Foods containing lots of Vitamin C are also essential, not only for improving your brain’s agility, but also for helping to regulate and manage any study-related stress or anxiety.


Marie Curie

Spotlight On… Marie Curie

Marie won the Nobel Prize twice – once in 1903 and again in 1911.


Harry Potter

The Enduring Popularity Of Harry Potter

The Harry Potter stories play to an ingrained fascination that we have with the mythical and magical.


Tea

Time For Tea?

The ritual of taking daily afternoon tea began in the 1840s amongst the British aristocracy, who introduced it as a small meal to stave off hunger…


Hogmanay

Happy Hogmanay!

The word ‘Hogmanay’ derives from the French ‘hoginane’, meaning ‘gala day’, and was likely first
used in 1561, following the return of Mary Queen of Scots to Scotland from France.


Chocolate

Chocolate: A Gourmet Gift From The Gods?

There is no confusion about the transformation of the word ‘cacao’ [bean] to ‘cocoa’. This is widely believed to be the result of a spelling mistake by English traders – and the misspelt word stuck!