Monthly Archives: January 2018

An ancient Roman road re-opens in London – Watling Street Revived

You might have seen my last post on the London Temple of Mithras or London Mithraeum. As part of the massive building project which has seen the creation of the new Bloomburg Headquarters and the painstakingly restored and relocated Temple of … Continue reading

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Busting the myth of London being a Rainy city

If there is one thing that tourists ask me when I’m out with them it is Brexit or Donald Trump.  If there is a second thing they ask me it is about the weather.    For some reason, people have … Continue reading

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Londons newest attraction – the Roman Temple of Mithras

Last week I was very excited to see the Temple of Mithras or the London Mithraeum as it is also known.  I have a vague recollection of almost tripping up over it in 1998 when it was previously shoddily presented … Continue reading

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My New London Roman Walking Tour

You don’t have to go to Rome to see Roman ruins, or even St Albans,  Bath or York.  Though people were all ready living here, it was the Romans who founded the modern city of Londinium that through the millennia … Continue reading

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3 billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

I’m on quite a good run of films recently.  I wasn’t planning to write another mini-review so quickly after the last one for All The Money In The World but my trip to The Pictures yesterday almost made me feel it … Continue reading

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Sport brings people together – How Cricket is creating a new future for Rwanda

We all know that sport has a unique ability to bring people together from all around the world and those of us who have travelled to places a little less ordinary know that there are few better ways to make … Continue reading

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All The Money In The World – Review

This is the second film of 2018 that I’ve seen at the Pictures and bizarrely, both have featured Michelle Williams, the other being The Greatest Showman. All The Money In The World is a dramatisation of a real life kidnap … Continue reading

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Why is sorry the hardest word? – The modern stars with their non-apologies

Some years ago I wrote an Unapologic Guide To Saying Sorry but I feel there are some celebrities who might need a refresh. If you’re anything like me, the chances are that before last week you’d never heard of Logan Paul, … Continue reading

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The castle at the bottom of a Turkish Lake

  It has been thought by many that the breaching of the Bosphurus thousands of years near present day Istanbul may have given rise to the accounts of the legendary Great Flood not just with Noah in the Holy Bible … Continue reading

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First Footing at New Year

First Footing is still very much alive in modern Britain. A survey shows that nearly a third of people in Britain say that First Footing continues to play a part in their New Year celebrations. The greatest number of followers … Continue reading

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