Monthly Archives: January 2016

The mystery man who died on Saddleworth Moor

To many people of a certain age Saddleworth Moor, which borders Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire, is already one that is is tainted with memories of the murderous duo of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady who abducted, abused and murdered … Continue reading

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The Worriers Guide To Life

One of the most popular posts I ever wrote was a study of what it is like to be an Introvert.  A few days ago I came across a newspaper article about a collection of cartoons by a talented artist … Continue reading

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Changing The World, One Step At A Time

I’ve been extremely busy the last week or so which isn’t normally a reason not to blog post but that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.   I’ve been very busy with working on my V1 book and other … Continue reading

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National Anthems & Should We Pick A New One?

One of the few things that every country shares is that they all have a National Anthem.  A National Anthem generally evokes and memorialises the struggles and achievements of the people in the land or at least of the land … Continue reading

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Official Book Promo Video for V1 – Vixen (The best live action book trailer ever!!)

Writing is by necessity a generally lonely profession.  You don’t get that many outgoing authors but the introverted writer is almost a stereotype.  I’m quite happy writing by myself if I don’t have anything else to do then I can … Continue reading

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Is there Life on Mars, is there life on Earth?

I’ve spent 11 hours today editing my new book whilst listening to constant features dedicated to and music from David Bowie in BBC 5Live. I remember the first time I came across David Bowie, I was about 3 years old … Continue reading

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The Epic of Beowulf

Last week saw the premiere of a new ITV show in the vein of Game of Thrones, The Vikings and The Last Kingdom, Beowulf.  Whilst less intense and made to appeal to a wider audience than the other shows, many … Continue reading

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12th Night – Christmas isn’t over yet!

You might not realise it but today (or indeed yesterday depending on your calendar) is 12th night. In my street most of the Christmas decorations have been taken down with people and you could be forgiven for thinking Christmas is … Continue reading

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Sunni and Shia Islam – All you Need To Know – Islam 101

You’d have to be living on another planet not to hear about the seemingly endless troubles in the Middle-East.  To many in the west, Muslims are Muslims but it is much more complex than that with an ancient schism dominating … Continue reading

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Winter sunrise over the Thames

On New Years Eve, I was lucky enough to give a Sherlock Holmes themed walk to a family of four from New Jersey. As I always do, I arrived in good time to have a hot drink and just a … Continue reading

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