Category Archives: Popular Culture

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A long farewell to Rick, a bitter-sweet scene with Hershel…. The Walking Dead.

Its not often I write a third blog post in a week.  I’m writing this on Tuesday, having just watched the latest instalment of The Walking Dead. I’ve been a long time fan of the Walking Dead television show.  It’s … Continue reading

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The Ratcliffe Highway Murders

It’s Halloween and I’ve done a number of related posts on the origins of Halloween, hauntings, the modern day Enfield Poltergeist and of course the infamous Jack The Ripper.  Real life figures such as the Victorian poisoner Mary Cotton and figures … Continue reading

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My latest ‘mini’ horror movie – Bad Dream?

It’s become something of a tradition for my friend and I to make a Halloween inspired video and I thought I would share this years effort. Bizarrely, whilst all the other young children would and still do watch cute shows, … Continue reading

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer! – Don’t ruin the legacy with a remake.

Like several other people trying to forget about big issues in the world, this weekend allowed some of us to become pre-occupied with a small one…. they want to remake Buffy The Vampire Slayer! At its heart was Buffy – … Continue reading

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I met perhaps the most famous tree in the world at Sycamore Gap

If you think of how many trees are famous; there are quite a few of them but compared to the countless billions of trees on the planet they are really few and far between.  Some famous trees are no longer … Continue reading

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So long Harlan Ellison, writer of my favourite hour of TV ever… The City on the Edge of Forever

On Saturday I was sad to wake to the news of the death of the writer of my favourite hour of episodic television and indeed many peoples favourite hour.  Harlan Ellison the writer of the beloved original Star Trek episode … Continue reading

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A visit to Clava Cairns

Everyone knows I like my history and the older it is the better.  I spend much of my time visiting prehistoric and neolithic monuments. Everyone knows of Stonehenge but there are hundreds of other stonecircles across Britain as well as … Continue reading

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