Monthly Archives: December 2017

Farewell 2017, hello 2018!

Well this is my final blog post for the year.  It’s been a busy old year with over 116,000 readers at the time of writing so thank-you everyone for giving me reasons to carry on blogging and sharing my questionable … Continue reading

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My Top 12 movies of 2017

As half the planet is in the midst of not doing very much of anything but eat and watch films, here is my lowdown of my favourite 12 films of 2017 or one per month for those who want to … Continue reading

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London as you’ve never seen it before… at Christmas with the voice of an Angel.

I wasn’t going to blog again, especially so as I have been out on a tour this morning.  It was my inaugrial Sacred, Secret Gardens of London tour today and I was showing round a lovely PhD student studying medicine. … Continue reading

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Christmas through the ages

It seems unavoidable, the big day has almost arrived.  Whereas last year I wrote a post on debunking myths surrounding Christmas and in 2015 on the history of Father Christmas and Santa Claus  this time around I thought I would write … Continue reading

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Christmas Book and Ebook ideas!

Dear readers, Christmas is almost upon us and I hope you’ll permit me to entice you (did someone say flog you??? the cheek of some people!!) with a choice selection from my growing list of books. There is something for … Continue reading

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My thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi (No Spoilers)

I’ve always been a Star Wars fan, it was the first film I saw at the Pictures in 1977 when I was just 3.5 years old.  I loved it then and I love it now. You can see my old … Continue reading

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The Mayflower Pub – Rotherhithe

My series of blog posts on Bermondsey and Rotherhithe conclude with perhaps the most famous thing to come out of Rotherhithe even though it is arguably that very few actually know of the connection. Rotherhithe’s with its strong maritime history … Continue reading

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