Monthly Archives: February 2017

Opportunity Knocks… Again! From blogging to the small screen.

I’ve found that blogging has opened no end of doors for me whether it be writing books and articles, my tour company or being invited onto the radio or television however I must admit that I wasn’t expecting what happened … Continue reading

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A tragic hero, forgotten in his own time but now remembered in ours.

Whilst out with his metal detector on the muddy foreshore of Thameside, amateur historian and enthusiast Tobias Neto stumbled on a very small but very special piece of history in December 2016.   It was a medal, a VC or … Continue reading

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Queuing by the numbers

There are few things more British than queuing or Standing In Line as it is called in some places.  It’s often said that we will stand behind a queue of one and I’ve seen that quite a few times. It’s … Continue reading

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From the Palace to the Jungle

You don’t have to have been to London to know what The Household Cavalry look like.  With their bright red uniforms, highly polish breastplates and distinctive tasseled helmets.   Their traditions date back to 1680 and are the personal mounted escort … Continue reading

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10 of the most oppressed minorities around the world

Whilst much of the world is pre-occupied with protesting against Donald Trump, as worthy as that may be,  I’d like to illustrate what real oppression looks like around the world with just some of the longest standing and most severe … Continue reading

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Think Donald Trump is bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Whilst I couldn’t say that I would ever have voted Trump in a million years, I also wouldn’t have voted Hilary in a million years either.  The last few weeks have seen protests across the USA and around much of … Continue reading

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So, we’re going on YouTube!

Sooooo, I’ve spent the last day or so creating two YouTube channels as it seems to be the way the world is going.   Unlike some channels, hopefully I can put up some videos of interest and perhaps even a … Continue reading

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I Am The Army – The Incredible Story of William Brydon

There are many great and understated quotes from British history.   “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” is known around the world.  Which child in the UK at least doesn’t smile at the supposed last words of King George and the famous … Continue reading

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Vegetable Shortage Crisis Tip Of The Iceberg

This week, much of the country has been focused on the shock of a vegetable shortage with rationing having been introduced back to Britain for the first time since the 1950’s.   In news that will send children across much … Continue reading

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WW1 Iraq & The Desert Campaigns

Last week I wrote on how it was the 100th anniversary of the death of my Great Grandfather in Iraq in WW1.   In fact just last night I found a bookmark from my Great Grandmother who must have had it … Continue reading

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