Category Archives: Life

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Meeting James Bond in his London apartment!

On Thursday and Friday last week I did interviews for the Metro and Daily Telegraphs newspapers and so I had to spend a little time going through 2019 photos as the newspaper wants me to send some so as well as … Continue reading

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Having an Excluded Christmas and a Shielding New Year

Today marks the 11 month anniversary since I last had a full days work.  It’s hard to believe that almost a year has gone by and as almost everyone has Well I’ve had a worse Christmas than this year but … Continue reading

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A not very good review of a pretty rubbish year, 2020.

Having a special interest in chest infections, it was about 55 weeks ago when I first heard of what was to become the Coronavirus.  It took until January before the first hints of it were dismissed in the mainstream awareness … Continue reading

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Making a Christmas Posset

It’s long been traditional at this time of year to make mulled wine or cider and its something I too often do.   It’s certainly just the thing for cold winter weather at Christmas time. However there is a drink … Continue reading

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The Chedworth Romain villa mosaic – Adding some light to the Dark Ages

Last week news was released on recent research that might change the way people think 6th century Britain following the discover by archaeologists of Britain’s first known 5th-Century mosaic at a Roman villa in Gloucestershire. Radiocarbon dating revealed a mosaic … 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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My offering of Christmas goodies! Books and Video Tours

I must be the most useless blogger the world has ever seen at least when it comes to self-publicity.  Here I am with a new book that came out at the end of August and I’ve never even mentioned it … Continue reading

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Getting up to mischief in some old woods

Some of you might remember back towards the beginning of the pandemic I wrote a lengthy series of posts on my new neighbour having gone exploring when everyone else was confined indoors. One of my posts was on Grim’s Dyke, … Continue reading

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Rishi Sunak is a liar and a boring one at that.

It’s hard to believe but I am approaching my 10th month without any pay or government support during the Coronavirus epidemic.   The government of course continue to lie and the country largely doesn’t care at all even though I … Continue reading

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The life and death of Doorkins Magnificat who put the Cat into Southwark Cathedral

The week between Christmas and New years is a strange one in the U.K. so many American and other tourists arrive and forget that they are in a foreign country and that having no national holidays since the summer, we … Continue reading

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