Category Archives: Funny & Humour

What a joke!

Coronavirus Diary 61 – When Social Distancing takes the Pee!

When I was scouting out the new tour Mayfair and Belgravia Walking Tour last week, I visited the The Grenadier Pubwhich I wrote about yesterday,  I found something in the toilets which was very much a sign of the times. Of course … Continue reading

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My new book cover – Secret Gardens of the City of London

I thought today as I’m having a relatively easy day (I hope) to unveil the cover for my forthcoming Secret Gardens of the City of London. This is the Kindle formatted cover which ends up being very similar if not … Continue reading

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Great British Political Insults

There’s not much that signifies the downward trend of society these days than the eloquence of politicians.  Of course in Parliament there are all manner of procedures and protocols that go back centuries such as not being able to call … Continue reading

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That time the Queen hid in a bush to avoid her guests…. yes really!

All of us have to deal with people that we don’t like, particularly those of us who work in public facing jobs.  Some of us even avoid people at home; I know I have hid in the bath one dark … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 20 – Make do and mend

The current virus pandemic is evoking lots of comparisons with WW2, at least in the U.K.  Though the quantifiable loss of lives and poverty doesn’t come close, ironically the virus takes away the one thing that everyone in the 1940’s … Continue reading

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Spitting Image is back!

It was announced last week that one of my favourite television programmes when growing up is to make a return.  To people of a certain age, Spitting Image was an unmissable programme with up to 15 million people tuning in … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 2 – Goodbyes but no good grub

Yesterday I went out to see a friend.  My new house is a total dump.  An absolute pig-sty as we say in the U.K.  No cleaning/bathing facilities, no toilet, damp in the floors electric wires everywhere and a near 200 … Continue reading

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Corona Diary 1 – Crazies on a bus

Given that I am now almost housebound medically and theoretically from Monday possibly legally’ I thought I would supplement my usual posts with a series of almost diary like posts.  Some people have their entire blog composed of such things … Continue reading

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A piss-poor history of urine

I’m going to try not to use the P word too much in this post, as tempting as it is as that would be taking the Pee but urine has actually had a long history of practical uses especially in … Continue reading

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Changing with the tide – how newspapers reported Napoleon’s march on Paris

I was doing a bit of research on some French related history and the following made me smile so I thought I would share it. I don’t often write on French history (except for WW1 or my trips to Paris) … Continue reading

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