Monthly Archives: May 2017

My New Book – Straight from the Horse’s Mouth : 100 Idioms, their Meanings and Origins

Today is one of those wonderful days that can be the highlight of my creative year, the launch day of my latest book.  I’ve always enjoyed words and sayings, some of them archaic that seemingly make no sense to us … Continue reading

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Ragnarok 2017 Convention and Book Signing

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been invited to have a table at Ragnarok 2017 at the Well End Activity Centre, Well End, Borehamwood which is just outside London and off the A1M.   Ragnarok runs 9am-6pm next weekend, Saturday … Continue reading

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Manchester Remembered Around The World

As the world remembers the atrocity in Manchester this week, I’d like to thank everyone for their emails to me in the last few days from around the world.  In the same spirit, here are some photos of just a … Continue reading

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When your biggest hope turns into your worst nightmare – The Legend of Prester John

Prester John was for several centuries once one of the most famous people in the world, despite not having ever existed.  His non-existence however didn’t stop him having a great and possibly horrific legacy to those who believed in him … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Fighting Cock – The Oldest Pub in Britain?

This time last week I was giving a lovely guided tour to a charming couple to the old Roman city of St Albans which as it happens is just 5 miles from my house and an hour out of central … Continue reading

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Waking up early for success

I don’t know about you but I have always been an early bird.  Even when I was little, I was up by 6am and today if I make it to 6am then it is a great lay-in.  For some reason I … Continue reading

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Prince Philip and the islanders who worship him as a god.

Most people know who Prince Philip is.  He’s held in quite high esteem and perhaps even loved for his politically incorrect remarks and insults and fiery Greek temper.  However, outside of Buckingham Palace there is no where quite on earth … Continue reading

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