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Three special letters

It’s hard to believe that I am now in my second year of being Excluded without work, pay or any government support whatsoever.  I’m actually working on a new book which like most of mine, is totally unique and I … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 72: Being a Good Samaritan to the living and having a hot drink with the dead.

One of the things I really miss about being Excluded and not able to work as well as Shielding alone is being able to help people. I really really miss it. I know I still help lots of people from … Continue reading

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My new Donorbox Page

I’m putting out a little update, many will remember I was on the television and radio around the world in August on several occasions due to having no work since February and the British government excluding me from any support … Continue reading

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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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