Tag Archives: Dr Who

The story of the first Black Man in the British Army

A few weeks in a new episode of Dr Who, there was something of a story about one of the characters in that weeks episode.  It involved a platoon of Victorian British soldiers who ended up working on some alien … Continue reading

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Top 10 Best TV Shows of 2015

It’s nearly the end of the year so I thought I would write a brief review on my favourite TV shows of 2015.  It was hard to limit the choice to just 10 of the best but here goes! Humans … Continue reading

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Happy Back To The Future Day!

There are two ways to waste our lives on this planet.  One is the way that some keep getting excited  for the next Apocalypse, seemingly a little pointless in my mind and I can say that having survived several hundred … Continue reading

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Visiting places from the movies or Shaken, not stirred – My new James Bond tour of London

Many of you know that when not writing my little heart out, I run and guide private guided tours with my company, Ye Olde England Tours.  One of my most popular tours I run is one dedicated to Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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New Year, New Book – The Silence Fell

I don’t really set New Year Resolutions but 2014 seemed to be an ever increasingly good year both for my writing and for my guided tours business.  I spent much of the holiday period on mapping things out for the … Continue reading

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The Box of Delights

30 years ago, I like many other young children and many an adult, was enthralled with The Box of Delights on BBC1.  It is a delightful telling of the classic story of the same name by John Masefield and is … Continue reading

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The tragic genius of Vincent van Gogh

One of the things I was looking forward to when visiting Paris though was not the over-hyped Mona Lisa but the works of Vincent van Gogh in the Musee D’Orsay in Paris, one of the largest museums of modern art … Continue reading

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