Tag Archives: Blackadder

The legendary Sopwith Camel – Icon of WW1 fliers

The first really star plane of the Royal AirForce was the Sopwith Camel which was already in service for the Royal Flying Corps. The Camel grew out of the Sopwith Pup, a little fighter introduced in 1916, but which was … Continue reading

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Dr Samuel Johnson, his dictionary and quotes

It is 308 years since the birth of Samuel Johnson, who wrote the English language’s most comprehensive dictionary in the 1750s.  So this seems as good a time as any to express my utmost contrafibularities (see below) to the man … Continue reading

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Remembering Rik Mayall – Lets do-oo-oo it!

Two weeks ago one of mine and many others favourite comedian, Rik Mayall died.  Rik first came to prominence in the early 1980’s in what was known as the Alternative Comedy scene.  It was during the times of the great … Continue reading

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My first cover story!

I thought that I might give a little update on my writing as the last few weeks have been very productive ones in terms of writing.  I’m about to have an article published by a leading environmental magazine (more details … Continue reading

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