Category Archives: Culture

Posts predominantly culture related.

The Englishman who invented an American fast-food icon

Everyone loves a hotdog don’t they? I know I used to eat a lot of them though I’ve not had any for about 20 years, partly that’s because it is hard to get gluten free hotdog bread rolls and partly … Continue reading

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The Festival of Bells 2021

A few weekends ago, I was out early in London, practicing a walk along some of the ghostly lanes and secret passageways that make up the old Roman City and I didn’t know that my day would be hijacked but … Continue reading

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I just watched the last year of Game of Thrones and loved it!

It’s taken me a Iittle time, well around two years but I finally got round to watching the last year of Game of Thrones.  I actually watched the final two years of Game of Thrones in a week as I … Continue reading

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Living in a Slow Glass World

It’s been a rather surreal few weeks where I live, in an increasingly surreal year.  It has been extremely dense fog for the most part as I write this for almost 2 weeks. It reminds me a little of the … Continue reading

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Penny for the Guy and other forgotten Guy Fawkes Night traditions.

Before we go anywhere, have you read my old post Remember, Remember The 5th Of November which explains all the glorious goings on behind Bonfire Night / Guy Fawkes Night or simple Fireworks night. If not, please do 🙂 and come … Continue reading

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My first Virtual 360 Degree Video Tour of London

For the last few months I have been busy working out a vague plan to push my Ye Olde England Tours business forward.  How can you be a tour guide and make any money whatsoever without there being any tourists? … Continue reading

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There’s something about Persian door-knockers!

One of the things I like about travel is encountering different ideas and customs.  I really like noticing the differences.  Even in the U.K. there are huge variations in buildings, landscapes, foods, accents and even customs.  Whilst others delight in … Continue reading

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The Gilt of Cain

I wrote on Monday on one of my favourite Secret Gardens in the City of London, Fen Court. It would be a beautiful little space in any case but is extra special due to its connections with the Abolition of … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 29 – Learning Latin

I’ve always enjoyed languages and being a bit fed up of either staring at my computer, making plans for my work or finding somewhere semi-comfortable to sit in my partly completed house I decided I would put my spare time … Continue reading

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The oldest living English language

Today’s post isn’t one that I wrote.   I’ve been on the internet way before there was a world-wide web.  When it was all Gophers and FTPs in the early 1990’s and even in the late 1980’s on local Bulletin Boards … Continue reading

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