Category Archives: Life

Posts predominantly related to Life.

Gertrude Bell – The Ketrun – Desert Queen

From time to time, I have written about iconic and pioneering women in relative recent history, well recent by British standards 🙂  I also sometimes write about the Middle-East which is actually the one area of life that I can … Continue reading

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The Great American Eclipse and harbingers of doom!

With the Solar Eclipse about to hit the USA and a partial eclipse in many other places including the UK, it interesting to note that what is now a special tourist event was once something to be feared. Whilst it … Continue reading

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What type of sleeper are you?

We’re all used to dividing ourselves between Early-Birds and Night Owls depending on our natural predilection for when we get up and are at our best.  I’m very much an Early Bird, I don’t own an alarm clock and indeed … Continue reading

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Peter The Wild Boy

In the summer of 1725 an uncouth youth was found in the forest of Hertswold near Hameln in northern Germany. It was thought the boy was aged about 10 years old though he walked on all fours and fed on … Continue reading

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I’ve just had my DNA tested

I’ve always wanted to have my DNA tested and short of getting myself arrested, it seemed the best way to do this was to pay for one of those home-delivery kits. It must be said that I know quite a … Continue reading

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The Do’s and Dont’s when you meet The Queen

If you are ever fortunate or indeed unfortunate enough to meet The Queen then there are certain protocols that are expected.   Indeed when meeting any royal, there are rules about who can speak first, where to look, what to … Continue reading

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Prince Eustace and Joffrey

Once again, much of the television watching world is gripped by the latest installments of Game of Thrones.  Not myself sadly as I don’t have access to the channel that broadcasts it in the U.K. so face another long and … Continue reading

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