Monthly Archives: December 2019

Queen Elizabeth I – Linguistic genius?

There are many things we may associate with the great Queen Elizabeth I from her famed private life,  glorious victories at sea particularly over the Spanish Armada and that famous speech at Tilbury.  As she put it, she may have … Continue reading

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Spending Christmas Alone

I’m writing this post a few weeks in advance as I do for most of my posts.  Christmas is traditionally a time for get-togethers and families and people don’t tend to think of those who spend it on their own … Continue reading

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Station Squabble – A fist fight between two London mice!

You don’t have to go to far on my blog to find some of the tough and murky history of East London.  Whatever else you have to look out for in the East-End, even I had presumed the mice and … Continue reading

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Marketing – Medieval Style

It’s easy for us to think that Marketing, Advertising and Corporate Branding are all relatively recent developments that plague our modern life. However when I was at the excellent Knights of St John Museum in London yesterday I was reminded … Continue reading

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General Election Result 2019

I don’t normally talk politics on my blog, it seems a growing minority of people have become increasingly immature to talk about disagreements in a civil fashion.  I thought to make a rare exception as I did after the Brexit … Continue reading

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London Travel Gift For Christmas

Many bloggers use December as a time to hawk their books and whilst I’m not above that…. (did I mention I have a huge range on Amazon, iBooks and elsewhere lol) I thought I would do something slightly different. Instead … Continue reading

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A slap in the face for Knights!

Now most people reading this are likely familiar with the more modern kind of knighting where a sword is ceremoniously tapped on an individual’s shoulders, preferably by a comely maiden. It wasn’t always so genteel or romantic.  Yes you might have … Continue reading

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Tips to budget for Christmas

It’s that time of year where much of the planet decides to get further into debt for an entirely commercial and shallow event based upon a religious holy day that many of them don’t actually observe.  For some reason in … Continue reading

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I loved the girl

I loved the girl with the utmost love of which my soul is capable, and she is taken from me – yet in the agony of my spirit in surrendering such a treasure I feel a thousand times richer than … Continue reading

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You shall not pass! (on London Bridge)

Many people will have seen the terrorist attack on and around London Bridge last week with the remarkable image of him being overpowered by a man armed with an antique Narwhal Tusk, a fire extinguisher and a pair of fists.  … Continue reading

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