Monthly Archives: February 2020

The life and grave of Little John of Robin Hood fame.

In the ancient ballads of Robin Hood, Little John is traditionally, second in command of Robin Hood’s legendary Merry Men. Little John appears in the very earliest of the surviving Robin Hood tales including the work of Andrew of Wyntoun … Continue reading

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Dark Sugars – The Best Hot Chocolate in London

I hate coffee, I don’t even like the smell of it.  I love tea but it’s not quite the same having Soya Milk rather than Cows Milk and even when I could drink cow juice, I still got sick of … Continue reading

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Little me!

Whilst recovering from nearly being killed under a train and whilst unpacking the seemingly endless number of boxes having just moved house I came across this old photo of me. It’s not quite the oldest photo but definitely up there when I … Continue reading

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War-Time Panic And The British Pet Massacre Of 1939.

There are many things that Britons have been labelled.  Napoleon said we were a nation of shopkeepers, he likely meant it as an insult.  We’re also famously a nation of gardeners and compared to most others, animal lovers.  Perhaps it … Continue reading

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I’ve moved house!

Finally after 5 months of waiting, packing, terrible fake buyers and much more efficient serious buyers, I moved house on the 31st January. It all went incredibly well and I was ever so glad to move out as I was … Continue reading

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Mind The Gap – Someone pushed me under a London Underground Train!

If not your worst nightmare, it’s probably one that ranks near the very top of the worst nightmare list but on Friday morning, I got pushed and fell down the gap between a London Underground tube train and the platform. … Continue reading

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Crop Circles, Tornados and Aliens oh my!

Last week I was looking for a neolithic burial tomb and some ancient stones on Googlemaps.  There are thousands of such places but most people only seem to know of Stonehenge. Whilst I was looking for my tomb and amongst … Continue reading

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