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Catch my first ever virtual tour at 4pm London time today (oh and I’m on the BBC again, Radio 5 1.20pm)

Following on from all sorts of big events last week, I’ve been invited by a local history society to do my first 1 hour virtual tour today at 4pm London time. It will be someone filming a streaming video on … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 63 – Speaking out on BBC 3 Counties Radio

Normally I’d write a history or quirky London piece on a Monday morning but today I just can’t.  I’m far too exhausted.   I’ve taken part in a national Charity video, headlined the British news and had getting towards 3,000 … Continue reading

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I saw a sad, kind man headline the national news yesterday and I cried for he was me.

As many of you will know I’ve spent much of the last 6 months complaining, badgering, writing, harassing and generally making a nuisance of myself to the government in a polite and sarcastic fashion that is uniquely mine. I’m sure … Continue reading

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Elizabeth and John Sodeaux – Two unintended victims of Jack The Ripper

We often see on the news today after horrific events around the world, the impact and effects it has on those who survived disasters or live amongst horrific events.  Todays post shows that the stresses of living through nightmarish events … Continue reading

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Why is sorry the hardest word? – The modern stars with their non-apologies

Some years ago I wrote an Unapologic Guide To Saying Sorry but I feel there are some celebrities who might need a refresh. If you’re anything like me, the chances are that before last week you’d never heard of Logan Paul, … Continue reading

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My New Book – Very Sad Poetry

I’m delighted today to be able to announce the release of my first ever book of poems, Very Sad Poetry.   I felt very strongly that there are a great deal of poetry books on happy subjects of love, friendship … Continue reading

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Very Sad Poetry Book – Cover Art For My New Book

They say there is no money in poetry but there is no poetry in money. Some things though are more important than money like ones soul. I’ve deliberately chosen a genre very different than any I have written before and … Continue reading

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Robin Williams – Laughing on the outside, crying on the inside

The sad news of Robin Williams untimely death this week has brought forth the expected tide of tributes to this man who made millions laugh around the world and rightfully so. He wasn’t ever my favourite comedian, far from it, … 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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#FindMike has Found Mike

Yesterday I wrote about being a Good Samaritan as two events in the news occurred very close to me, one with extremely bad results and one with extremely good ones. Just a mile or so from where I live yesterday … Continue reading

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