Monthly Archives: May 2014

Operation Mincemeat: One of the biggest hoaxes in history

With the 70th Anniversary of D-Day around the corner I thought that I might write a short series of posts about this historic event.  The first of which might be one which you’re unfamiliar with but in its own way … Continue reading

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A day out at Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral

This week I’ve  had the pleasure of giving two guided tours to Bruce and Heidi from Denver, Colorado.  They are a really nice couple and extremely interested in their history and all things British.  Our walking tour of London was … Continue reading

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Is Putin like Hitler?

It’s the question that everyone has been talking about recently.  It’s possibly what even more people have been thinking to themselves. Is Putin acting like Hitler? Putin has on more than one occasion said the fall of the Soviet Union … Continue reading

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How football sounds to people that just don’t care

I thought I would issue a bonus post today seeing as it took very little effort 🙂  I can’t claim credit for the text below just as I can’t track down where it originated from but I hope some of … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones – The fact behind the fiction

Like many others I am an avid fan of Game of Thrones, not the novels as I simply don’t have time to read them but most definitely the television series.  However I don’t have access to the particular TV channel … Continue reading

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How wrong can we be?

We are all used to thinking that things are a lot worse than they actually are.  The media make their money from convincing us things are bad and going to get worst.  Opposing political parties insist we are all doomed … Continue reading

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Languages with no vowels

Hv y vr wndrd abt vwls? Or should I say, have you ever wondered about vowels? We use them all the time and they make up the first words that we learn at school.  Nearly all our words have vowels … Continue reading

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All about the Eurovision Song Contest

Tonight sees the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest beamed out around the world to see a collection of singers and embarrassing performers strut their stuff to the television voters of Europe. The Eurovision Song Contest originated in the 1950’s as a … Continue reading

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A spring time walk through The Shire

With it being a long bank holiday weekend in the U.K. and horror of horrors, warm sunny weather, I have been out and about. Sitting in the sun, walking down quiet lanes, smelling flowers, watching nature and visiting the odd … Continue reading

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The Return of The Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster is one of if not the worlds most famous suspected and yet totally unscientifically proven creatures along with the Yeti in the Himalayas and its North American cousin, Big Foot. Though it has been seen for … Continue reading

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