Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 blog review in facts and figures

Thank-you to everyone who continues to read my blog.  Back in 2012 I received only 6,000 visits albeit in just 6 months.  2013 saw the beginning of an exponential rise to 45,000 visits.  Incredibly 2014 almost doubled this total with … Continue reading

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Top 10 movies of 2015

With the end of the year approaching, It’s traditional or as traditional as is possible for my blog, to have a quick look at the top films of 2015. (You can see my list of TV shows here) It was … Continue reading

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Cast your vote on my new book cover!

The 28th Of December is my birthday and I wonder if you would like to give me a very quick and easy birthday treat by taking part in my book cover vote for an upcoming novel I will be releasing … Continue reading

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Top Tips For Writing Fiction Part 2

Here is the second and final post offering advice on writing and life in general from some of the biggest names in contemporary literature.  You can see part one here. Though I’m not in anyway officially successful and I do … Continue reading

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Top Tips For Writing Fiction By Top Authors Part 1

For a change of pace as we enter Christmas week, I thought I would post the first of two pieces on tips for writing fiction by numerous top selling authors.  You don’t have to be a writer to enjoy them, … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (No blasters, no bla… I mean spoilers)

I distinctly remember going to see the very first Star Wars film all the way back in 1977.  It was the first time I had ever gone to The Pictures and I was  a little less than 3 and a … Continue reading

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Barnard Castle and the Silver Swan at The Bowes Museum

Some of you may remember back in October I went on holiday to the north of England and made a number of popular posts on my trip into old mines, behind waterfalls and along Hadrians Wall amongst other places.  I … Continue reading

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Amazing chart on the rise & fall of civilisations

I don’t normally post short little blog posts but I thought I would make an exception for this.  I’ve been studying it on and off for several months and it is one of the most fascinating charts that I’ve ever … Continue reading

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Top 10 Best TV Shows of 2015

It’s nearly the end of the year so I thought I would write a brief review on my favourite TV shows of 2015.  It was hard to limit the choice to just 10 of the best but here goes! Humans … Continue reading

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The Turner Prize Vs The Turnip Prize or Is Modern Art Pants?

This week sees one of the most eagerly awaited annual awards for contemporary art and what’s even better The Turner Prize too. The Turner Prize of course is one of the worlds most vaunted awards for contemporary art.  The Turner … Continue reading

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