Category Archives: Popular Culture

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Roe v. Wade (2021) Movie Review

It’s been a long time since I did a film review, understandably so as with so much of public life, film-going has been all but shut down at least in the old-fashioned going to the cinema sort of way.  Thankfully … Continue reading

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I just watched the last year of Game of Thrones and loved it!

It’s taken me a Iittle time, well around two years but I finally got round to watching the last year of Game of Thrones.  I actually watched the final two years of Game of Thrones in a week as I … Continue reading

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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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Stalin Vs Hitler: A comparison – who was worst?

It’s a bit of a fools errand trying to compare disasters, discoveries and empires from different time-periods.  How can one properly make comparisons between the Roman Empire and the British Empire for example?  The Mongol Empire and the French Empire? … Continue reading

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Dragons Hill – Where Saint George killed that dragon!

We’re nearing the end of my series of posts set on and around Whitehorse Hill and the Ridgeway.  It would be easy to think that surely there is nothing else to see within the short walk of the car park … Continue reading

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The Legend of Jack O’ Legs – Hertfordshire’s answer to Robin Hood!

We all know the story of Robin Hood, Little John and the others in Sherwood Forest but where I live we have a similarly motivated though perhaps less successful and well-know figure and his name is Jack O’Legs who also stole … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 65 – Social Distancing at the Cinema with a blockbuster (Tenet) movie review

Just before moving, I got myself an annual cinema card as going to the Pictures is my favourite pastime. I thought I’d move house and finally get to go to unlimited movies, cricket matches, Theatre productions.  None of that is … Continue reading

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Pineapples – From Regal luxury to 70’s chintz!

Do you like Pineapples?  I don’t know about you but I don’t really like them at all.  They burn my tongue which is as good a reason as any not to like a food but there was a time when … Continue reading

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I saw a sad, kind man headline the national news yesterday and I cried for he was me.

As many of you will know I’ve spent much of the last 6 months complaining, badgering, writing, harassing and generally making a nuisance of myself to the government in a polite and sarcastic fashion that is uniquely mine. I’m sure … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 57 – Following in the footsteps of Count Dracula

When one thinks of Count Dracula it is natural to think of Transylvania in Romania with  the dark foreboding forests and eerie castle or perhaps the ancient pathways and lonely hills of Whitby. However some of Dracula is actually set … Continue reading

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