Monthly Archives: March 2016

It’s goodnight from me … and it’s goodnight from him.

These days so many of us watch or have to watch people with little talent on a Saturday night trying to sing, dance or make us laugh.  It wasn’t so long ago that our Saturday evenings were spent watching people … Continue reading

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The tragedy of Smalls Lighthouse

There have been lighthouses around the coasts and islands of Great Britain almost as far back there have been people travelling by ship.  A fine Roman lighthouse of nearly 2,000 years is still standing tall within the walls of Dover … Continue reading

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West Kennet Long Barrow – A 6,000 year old burial tomb

Yesterday I was lucky that I got to spent my Easter Good Friday with two families from Salt Lake City and we went on one of my favourite tours to some of the UNESCO sites near Stonehenge,  Avebury Stone Circle, … Continue reading

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Do Chimps Believe in God?

As Good Friday nears and Easter beckons to many as well as Passover to many others, it might come as a surprise to you that recent studies have indicated that a group of Chimpanzees have been studied and a series … Continue reading

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Khutulun – The Mongolian Wrestling Princess

The name of Khutulun might not mean much to people today in the Western world but in an age when there is still much debate about the equality of sexes, gender roles and stereotypes, we really all should be a … Continue reading

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Pull up a chair!

For the second time in a few days, the blog I wanted to write didn’t happen.  Today I was going to write a blog on ‘Words’  It was one of those blogs that came easy to me and didn’t require … Continue reading

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Animation of Allied bombing raids on Nazi occupied Europe

I was going to write something entirely different today and indeed had even started writing it when I happened across a segment of this newly released animated video by the Imperial War Museum in London which I thought many others … Continue reading

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