Monthly Archives: May 2022

Top Gun Maverick – Review

I don’t know if like me you’re old enough to remember Top Gun. It was one of a giant wave of 80’s macho films mostly standing out from its crowd by ditching muscles and machine guns for an iconic 80’s … Continue reading

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The day London has been waiting for – The opening of the new Crossrail / Elizabeth Line

Tomorrow is the day almost everyone in London has been waiting for. At 6.30am on Tuesday 24th May the first ultra sleek trains will set off from Paddington in the west and Abbey Wood in the east and the much … Continue reading

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Nicholas Breakspear – the only English Pope

Not far from where I used to live until recently, in the small Hertfordshire village of Abbots Langley stands St Lawrence Church. The small church is located just off the high street and like many small parish churches is rich … Continue reading

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You matter to me: Saying goodbye to Q and Picard

I don’t write that often about Star Trek although it is my favourite television programme and I’ve watched it since I was about 2 years old. Last week I watched the last episode of the second series of Picard which … Continue reading

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Bumping into John Keats at St. Guy’s Hospital

Sometimes when I am out and about in London I find that for a few days or even weeks my paths cross with that of a famous or historical figure on numerous and sometimes unexpected occasions and recently I have … Continue reading

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Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival – Celebrating the 360th Birthday of Punch and Judy

One of the things about doing tours in London is that in a way it is both my office and indeed my stage and tours can be variable and incorporate whatever it is we come across in addition to my … Continue reading

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Getting Snug With Box Beds

If you’ve ever browsed properties for sale in expensive and over-crowded cities such as London, Tokyo or New York you may have seen some creative descriptions from estate agents that are only surpassed by the ingenious if often very unsatisfactory … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey: A New Era Film Review

I’ve been a fan of Downton Abbey since I saw the very first advert for a new ITV drama programme in the summer of 2010. 12 years later or about 18 years later going by the chronology of the show, … Continue reading

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