Monthly Archives: June 2017

Crossing The River Thames By Cable Car

Sometimes when I am running tours, I get to do new things even in my home city.  Of course, that isn’t too hard when you live in London as not only is there a 2,000 year old back catalogue of … Continue reading

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Two choicest Idioms – Butter Up & As Mad As A Hatter

A few weeks ago my new book, Straight From The Horse’s Mouth was released in Paperback and Kindle formats and I have been waiting for it to work its way through onto Apple iBooks.   As it is now live, … Continue reading

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The mysterious case of Lord Lucan

It was one of the most mysterious disappearances in the modern era when Lord Richard John Bingham, Seventh Earl of Lucan seemingly vanished without trace.  These days he is often mentioned in the same breath as Elvis Presley being seen … Continue reading

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A video of the re-opened Borough Market

Borough Market has long been one of my favourite parts of London and so aside from the more obvious issues following the recent attack there and the adjoining London Bridge, I have been waiting to get back inside both for … Continue reading

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Politics might be serious but elections don’t have to be.

Politics is generally a serious profession, albeit one so often mired in lies, broken promises and unachievable policies.  General Elections are the one time we have a chance to change the government at a national level.  Whereas in most countries … Continue reading

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Talk of Terrorism is all hype.

I rarely post simple blog posts but this graphic caught my attention.  I’ve never quite understood the media obsession with terrorism or indeed some prominent political hype about it either and that despite living almost my entire life under the … Continue reading

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London is Reeling…. NOT

Maybe it is just a fundamental difference between us and other countries but according to some foreign media, everyone in the UK and particularly London is terrified but as the headline in the Independent revealed, that doesn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Roger Moore – Nobody Does It Better

We all have our own favourite James Bond actor and the films that go with it.  There are always a few who like Timothy Dalton or George Lazenby but when it comes down to it, the choice is usually between … Continue reading

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Has Trump handed over American Hegemony? Poisoning the world – the new American dream.

It’s always been one of the themes of history that I have found most interesting; that moment when the primary power in the world sees its position usurped.  History is replete with turning points where one massive power is surpassed … Continue reading

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A brief history of Milkmen

If you’re anything like me then if you cast your mind back to around 7am or so then up until the late 1980’s you’d likely be very familiar with the jingle of milk bottles and the heavy clunk as they … Continue reading

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