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Coronavirus 19 – Social Distancing with 99 year old Captain Tom Moore and his multi-million pound fundraiser

I’ve touched on how nice I find it that celebrities and ‘stars’ have been thrust out of the lime-light this last month or so as finally the media wake up to what most of us knew… that they are almost … Continue reading

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Supporting BBC Comic Relief with a very special Sherlock tour

Today is Easter Monday and though I’m working as I have done every day so far this year, it seems like an apt time to make this post considering the time of year. One of the nice things I like … 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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Walking Hadrian’s Wall For Cancer Research

A different sort of post just for a change.  This week is the birthday of my Mother whose death occurred almost 5 years ago.  She suffered from cancer on several occasions and so  my wife, uncle and I have decided … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the Great Library of Mosul

Libraries are one of the hallmarks of civilisation, the availability of knowledge and ideas has been inherent to our progress as a species for thousands of years. The destruction of such knowledge is also an often repeated and always unforgivable crime … Continue reading

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Helping people with loans and not donations

I don’t know about you but I like to help as many people as I can.  If possible then I do practical things to help like carry suitcases up the stairs on the London Underground or assisting the elderly or … Continue reading

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Thomas Coram and The Foundling Hospital

Whilst researching for a new book which I am writing on ‘Things To Do In London’, I came across a park which piqued my curiosity.  The park is called Coram’s Fields and remarkably it is only open to children with adults … Continue reading

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Changing The World, One Step At A Time

I’ve been extremely busy the last week or so which isn’t normally a reason not to blog post but that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.   I’ve been very busy with working on my V1 book and other … Continue reading

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Let Me Help – Doing more than feeling sorry for those in need.

I’ve written before about being A Good Samaritan.  I spend a lot of time thinking about those in need.  Whether it is homeless persons or those fallen on hard times in other ways such as ex-service people.    Even my first … Continue reading

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The British Schindler Sir Nicholas Winton and the Kindertransport

Not many people have heard of Sir Nicholas Winton even in his own country but his actions undoubtedly mean that thousands of people are alive today that would not have been without him. The Kindertransport has its origins on 15th … Continue reading

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