Monthly Archives: December 2016

Why has 2016 seen so many celebrity deaths?

It was back in early spring that it was said that 2016 was obviously being written by Game of Thrones writer, George RR Martin.   The number of famous people who have died in 2016 is almost too big to … Continue reading

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8 Myths About Christmas Debunked

With 2,000 years of history behind it, Christmas has a lot of historical myths and baggage attached, both good and bad.  Now seems as good as time as ever to take a brief look at some of them. 1 Coca-Cola designed … Continue reading

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The 25 Greatest Star Wars Moments Of All Time

So by now, everyone who is vaguely interested in sci-fi is probably aware that a new Star Wars film is out, Rogue One.  With us approaching the end of the year, I thought I would do a countdown with a … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub & The Rude Parrot of Fleet Street

Following on from my discovery and subsequent blog post on John “Mad Jack” Mytton – The craziest man in history!  I was overjoyed to stumble across another hilarious character of history whilst out on a Charles Dickens Walking Tour on friday. Everything … Continue reading

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All About Cockneys & The 150 Top Cockney Rhyming Slang Phrases

Almost everyone knows what a Cockney is or at least they think they do.   Famously they are the original Londoners known for their cheeky banter, no nonsense approach to life and perhaps being a bit rough.   Actually a … Continue reading

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The longest ongoing conflicts in the world

It’s that time of year when most websites and blogs do a rather whimsical review of the year with an overly saccharine Christmasy feeling.   That may be all well and good for those of us living in something of … Continue reading

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Cross Bones Graveyard – A resting place for the ‘Single women’ of London

Today whilst conducting a private Charles Dickens Walking Tour with a colleague, I took a little detour through the back streets of Borough and Southwark to visit two very special and unique places. This area of London lies just south of … Continue reading

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