Category Archives: Life

Posts predominantly related to Life.

Rebuilding Battersea from the ground up.

A little bit of a different post today as I’m supremely busy as will become clear in the coming days! Last week I was in the unusual situation of visiting Battersea and the neighbouring Nine Elms neighbourhood. It isn’t very … Continue reading

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Trooping The Colour

This saturday sees the annual national event known as Trooping The Colour and is the centrepiece for the official birthday celebrations of The Queen and will see The Mall, royal parks and Horseguards Parade backed with Union Jack waving crowds … Continue reading

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A Death Warrant from King Henry VIII

The little tat that King Henry VIII is one of the most famous arguments in history, it not only pitted one of the most powerful men of all time the representative of God on Earth, or the Pope but it … Continue reading

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The largest glasshouse in the world re-opens at Kew

Founded in 1840, The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is one of the most extensive and important botanical gardens in the world, housing the “largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections” around the globe. It’s quite frankly one of … Continue reading

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My ride in the last ever petrol London Black Taxi

In my role as a tour guide, I get to explore every hidden corner of London, though after nearly 5 years I sometimes feel like I am still just learning the ropes.  Every day, every neaighbourhood reveals new secrets, new … Continue reading

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Egypt and the building of a new Capital City

 Though Egyptians have lived in and around the Cairo area since time began, the modern city itself is ually traced to the year 968 AD and the newly arrived Fatimid dynasty.  For centuries the city prospered and grew to become … Continue reading

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Harry, Meghan and the £32 million wedding!

Today’s couples spend an average of £17,913 on their big day, with the average wedding size being 78 guests for the ceremony and 83 guests for the evening. However, Harry and Meghan aren’t like today’s average couples. They’re having everything from bespoke silver … Continue reading

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