Tag Archives: Life

A brief history of Milkmen

If you’re anything like me then if you cast your mind back to around 7am or so then up until the late 1980’s you’d likely be very familiar with the jingle of milk bottles and the heavy clunk as they … Continue reading

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Manchester Remembered Around The World

As the world remembers the atrocity in Manchester this week, I’d like to thank everyone for their emails to me in the last few days from around the world.  In the same spirit, here are some photos of just a … Continue reading

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When your biggest hope turns into your worst nightmare – The Legend of Prester John

Prester John was for several centuries once one of the most famous people in the world, despite not having ever existed.  His non-existence however didn’t stop him having a great and possibly horrific legacy to those who believed in him … Continue reading

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Waking up early for success

I don’t know about you but I have always been an early bird.  Even when I was little, I was up by 6am and today if I make it to 6am then it is a great lay-in.  For some reason I … Continue reading

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Prince Philip and the islanders who worship him as a god.

Most people know who Prince Philip is.  He’s held in quite high esteem and perhaps even loved for his politically incorrect remarks and insults and fiery Greek temper.  However, outside of Buckingham Palace there is no where quite on earth … 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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A Quick Guide To Newcastle Upon Tyne.

My football team Newcastle United won promotion to the English Premier League last night and as a coincidence, I came across this great post about the city I consider to be my home. Now a top destination for the finer … Continue reading

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