Monthly Archives: December 2021

My Top 10 Movies of 2021

As with 2020 it’s been a weird year for film-goers. I only managed to go at all because Cineworld gave me a free annual pass. I definitely made the most of it and went to see dozens of films just … Continue reading

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How a dyslexic schoolgirl helped design the Spitfire!

With its graceful curves, elliptical wings and distinctive engine sound, the Spitfireis a British icon. A status solidified since its heroic efforts in the Battle of Britain in 1940. The Spitfire is the most famous fighter aircraft in British aviation history and has … Continue reading

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Personal thoughts on the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

I was saddened to hear a few hours ago about the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Not because at 90 years of age he could be said to be short-changed on that account but because there are so few people … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 83 – The (lack of) joy at Christmas and discombobulated thoughts

I must admit that I don’t feel 1% Christmassy and that is 1% less than last year when at least I knew everyone else was to various degrees miserable and isolated but I’m 22.5 months now into being Excluded (15 … Continue reading

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Were public toilets used to oppress ladies?

It’s the bane of many a city but finding a public toilet can be one of the biggest annoyances in modern life and in London they are relatively few and far between and one visit to some of them might … Continue reading

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It’s not exactly rocket science nor brain surgery come to that!

I remember a few years ago as I waited with anticipation for a tourist who was going to be the very first to experience a brand new tour. I had offered to meet him at his hotel but he insisted … Continue reading

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Wooden Spools of times past outside a beautiful old Spitalfields House

I’ve written countless posts over the years about Spitalfields, Whitechapel and Aldgate and many of them have been on less than savoury subjects but recently when I was out and about walking through the area I decided to revisit one … Continue reading

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Fenstanton Man – A Victim of Roman Crucifixion in Cambridgeshire

Last week a rather interesting bit of news caught my eye relating to an archeological dig from 2017 but for reasons relating to Covid, the findings which have only just been released. As I’ve mentioned previously from time to time, … Continue reading

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Snooping around a Charnel House (House of the dead) in Spitalfields, London.

Whilst I was out looking for my beigel a few weeks ago in Spitalfields, I decided to do a bit of a detour to look for an old ruin which if not quite in plain sight then is at least … Continue reading

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Covid Diary 82: Warming up a 200 year old house

I’ve lived in my new house now for almost 2 years but due to being Excluded and without income or any government support, things that in normal times I could get done in weeks are currently taking years. My house … Continue reading

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