Tag Archives: Opinion

Happy 50th Birthday Star Trek

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the airing of the first ever Star Trek episode on television, September 8th 1966.   Star Trek was and remains one of the most beloved television shows in history and has influenced television and … Continue reading

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Volleyball in a Bikini​ or a Hijab?

Much has been made about the appearance of the Egyptian beach volleyball team playing in the Olympics wearing the all-encompassing Hijab Islamic dress rather than the usual Bikini style outfit and comment has been made over how appropriate this is. First … Continue reading

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The debacle of Boaty McBoatface

There have been many illustrious names during British Maritime history.   The Victory, Ark Royal, Illustrious, Endeavour, The Beagle to name just a few.   In the last few months, the public have been given the opportunity to choose the … Continue reading

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Funny 1-star reviews are humorous but are seriously not funny!

The last week or two, I have received two 1-star reviews on Amazon, which to say the least is a bit disheartening.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion I don’t deny that…. unless their wrong, ignorant, jealous or vindictive of … Continue reading

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Do the British really have bad teeth?

This week I thought that I would write a few articles regarding stereotypes of what others around the world think of us British.  Some of them are well-founded and some of them are less so. Today, I’d like to get my … Continue reading

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The Worriers Guide To Life

One of the most popular posts I ever wrote was a study of what it is like to be an Introvert.  A few days ago I came across a newspaper article about a collection of cartoons by a talented artist … Continue reading

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National Anthems & Should We Pick A New One?

One of the few things that every country shares is that they all have a National Anthem.  A National Anthem generally evokes and memorialises the struggles and achievements of the people in the land or at least of the land … Continue reading

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Is there Life on Mars, is there life on Earth?

I’ve spent 11 hours today editing my new book whilst listening to constant features dedicated to and music from David Bowie in BBC 5Live. I remember the first time I came across David Bowie, I was about 3 years old … Continue reading

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Top 10 movies of 2015

With the end of the year approaching, It’s traditional or as traditional as is possible for my blog, to have a quick look at the top films of 2015. (You can see my list of TV shows here) It was … Continue reading

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The Turner Prize Vs The Turnip Prize or Is Modern Art Pants?

This week sees one of the most eagerly awaited annual awards for contemporary art and what’s even better The Turner Prize too. The Turner Prize of course is one of the worlds most vaunted awards for contemporary art.  The Turner … Continue reading

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