Category Archives: Popular Culture

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Echo Chamber Politics – What’s wrong with being offended?

I don’t know how it is where you live but over here, everyone who is everyone conducts interviews or media broadcasts in front of bookshelves.  One or two come over as very poor excuses for a bookshelf especially for a … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 14 – Why thursday’s break the routine

If you’re anything like me then by now you’ve established some sort of routine, even if a very slack and boring one.  It’s been over 3 weeks since the official the official notice to not go out unless necessary; 6 … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary Supplemental – Self Isolating with a good book!

I wasn’t going to post anything today.  Being cooped up inside for week after week and having a work in progress living room where one can live but not yet feel comfortable today offers a rare chance to go in … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 10 – Creatively Self-Isolating

One of the things I love is being creative.  I’ve always wanted to be more creative.  I’ve written books, penned magazine articles and had the odd television and radio appearance as a nominal ‘expert’ but ever since I creatively started … Continue reading

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Spitting Image is back!

It was announced last week that one of my favourite television programmes when growing up is to make a return.  To people of a certain age, Spitting Image was an unmissable programme with up to 15 million people tuning in … Continue reading

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The life and grave of Little John of Robin Hood fame.

In the ancient ballads of Robin Hood, Little John is traditionally, second in command of Robin Hood’s legendary Merry Men. Little John appears in the very earliest of the surviving Robin Hood tales including the work of Andrew of Wyntoun … Continue reading

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Crop Circles, Tornados and Aliens oh my!

Last week I was looking for a neolithic burial tomb and some ancient stones on Googlemaps.  There are thousands of such places but most people only seem to know of Stonehenge. Whilst I was looking for my tomb and amongst … Continue reading

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Ivinghoe Beacon – From the Bronze Age to a galaxy far, far away.

Situated in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Ivinghoe Beacon is a prominent hill and landmark in Buckinghamshire, England, in the United Kingdom, standing 233 metres  or 757 feet above sea level. It’s relatively grand height has meant it has been an important point … Continue reading

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The Bridge of Sighs in Oxford

There are so many beautiful sights to see in Oxford, the famous old university city known as the City of Dreaming Spires due to the wonderful architecture of Oxford which is prone to take the breath away of even the … Continue reading

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Going to my first NFL game at Wembley Stadium, London

A few days ago I managed to get to see my very first live-action NFL game at Wembley Stadium, London.  Normally Wembley is the home of Football but for a month or so eat autumn, it becomes the home of … Continue reading

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