Category Archives: Culture

Posts predominantly culture related.

Bloomsbury – The Literary Heart of London

Bloomsbury is one of my very favourite parts of London.  I’m a little biased as I spent four years studying at SOAS, a college in the University of London during the 1990’s and in recent years have been spending quite … Continue reading

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Queuing by the numbers

There are few things more British than queuing or Standing In Line as it is called in some places.  It’s often said that we will stand behind a queue of one and I’ve seen that quite a few times. It’s … Continue reading

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Up Helly Aa – The Modern Day Viking Festival

This coming Tuesday sees one of the most spectacular event of the British cultural calendar though it is a long from most people in the British Isles.  It is known as Up Helly Aa and takes place in the town … Continue reading

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Why has 2016 seen so many celebrity deaths?

It was back in early spring that it was said that 2016 was obviously being written by Game of Thrones writer, George RR Martin.   The number of famous people who have died in 2016 is almost too big to … Continue reading

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Apricity – The Warmth of Winter Sun

It’s freezing cold outside this morning.  At 8.30am the garden is still minus 10C or 10F, the garden is covered in frost and ice and a pale blue stretches across the horizon with a very weak and watery like pale … Continue reading

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Arrival – Movie Review

It’s a long time since I wrote a film review adn that is partly because I’ve been too busy to watch many and those that I have seen, have not really been worth the effort to write about but Arrival … Continue reading

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The Great Scone Debate – How to say it, how to eat it!

Never let it be said that I don’t tackle even the toughest subjects on my blog.  Tpday it’s one of those questions that have divided people through the ages, even more so than Brexit, Turmp Vs Clinton or brown sauce … Continue reading

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