Tag Archives: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

Words that are becoming extinct

Like many of us, I am a big fan of and user of words.  One of my most popular blog posts is 102 great words that aren’t in English but should be102 great words that aren’t in English but should … Continue reading

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Farewell 2017, hello 2018!

Well this is my final blog post for the year.  It’s been a busy old year with over 116,000 readers at the time of writing so thank-you everyone for giving me reasons to carry on blogging and sharing my questionable … Continue reading

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Predicting the weather with Old Wives Tales

Most of us are familiar with Old Wives Tales, traditional pearls of wisdom from sources lost through the ages but seemingly tapping into an eternal truth that is only revealed to older married women whose only qualification is a lifetime … Continue reading

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Two choicest Idioms – Butter Up & As Mad As A Hatter

A few weeks ago my new book, Straight From The Horse’s Mouth was released in Paperback and Kindle formats and I have been waiting for it to work its way through onto Apple iBooks.   As it is now live, … Continue reading

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My New Book – Straight from the Horse’s Mouth : 100 Idioms, their Meanings and Origins

Today is one of those wonderful days that can be the highlight of my creative year, the launch day of my latest book.  I’ve always enjoyed words and sayings, some of them archaic that seemingly make no sense to us … Continue reading

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Ragnarok 2017 Convention and Book Signing

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been invited to have a table at Ragnarok 2017 at the Well End Activity Centre, Well End, Borehamwood which is just outside London and off the A1M.   Ragnarok runs 9am-6pm next weekend, Saturday … Continue reading

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Straight from the Horse’s Mouth – New Book – Coming Soon!

I’ve been so busy with my tours this year that it has been really hard to keep up with my writing schedule.  My schedule is pretty demanding as I have two or three titles at various stages of completion. However, … Continue reading

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