Category Archives: Life

Posts predominantly related to Life.

I’m going to write a new book!

This is a dangerous thing to say in public but I’m going to write a new book. It’s dangerous because I already have a 60% completed novel and a 20% completed non-fiction book on the go.  Sadly due to my … Continue reading

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Why our trains are on the wrong track?

I should be living around 35-40 minutes from the centre of London using public transport.  As the years go by it is becoming less reality and more theoretical.  In fact it can often take me 2-2.5 hours each way and … Continue reading

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American perceptions on Britain from tourists.

Working with tourists every day, I often find out that they have some interesting observations or preconceptions about what it is like both in London and the rest of the U.K.  Here are a collection of very common comments that … Continue reading

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Quotable Tennyson

Last week I posted on the birthday of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.  It is little known but this Poet Laureate is actually the ninth most quoted literary figure.   Whilst not in the same league as Shakespeare  or perhaps as entertaining … Continue reading

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The Welsh street that’s been newly crowned the steepest in the world!

My Grandma lived on one of the steepest streets in Britain, the sort that makes you wonder if you car will make it to the top or if you slip on the pavements, if you will avoid skidding and rolling … Continue reading

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Remembering a local disaster – The 75th anniversary of the Sandringham Road V1 attack, Watford.

To commemorate the 75th year anniversary of the 37 people killed in Sandringham Road by a German bomb during World War Two, Watford Borough Council is hosting a service of remembrance at North Watford Cemetery for those who died in … Continue reading

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London named the first National Park City in the World

When you think of a national park, images of sweeping landscapes and rolling hills likely spring to mind. So it may come as a surprise to learn that London has officially been crowned as the world’s first National Park City. … Continue reading

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