20140418_091055 April 18

The New kitchen – purchase 1

In January OH knocked through from the kitchen into the dining room, put a wall up and created me a study/writing room/place to be pretentious :-) The aim is to turn the old kitchen into a dining room, and create a new kitchen out of the spare space. So yesterday we went to Norwich to […]

RB 2014 -ty April 15

A big THANK YOU

Your support for this blog, as I reach the 100 followers mark, overwhelms me.  Thanks guys!!  

wpid-20140413_132913.jpg April 14

Weekly Photo challenge: Monument

  On the 14th of June 1645,  the New Model Army under the command of Cromwell, Ireton and Fairfax, ( some 14,000 strong) took on the Royalist army, under the command of Prince Rupert of the Rhine (7,000 men and horse) in the fields around the village of Naseby. It was the decisive battle of […]

cyberman tube April 13

A Journey around WordPress – wander two

As the second week of the holidays arrives, I find my journey taking a road down to some blogs I haven’t visited for a while. The first: readfulthings is a blog I always recommend to students and their parents for its reviews section – written by teens for teens. Well what (sometimes) do we adults […]

symington crow April 12

It’s all in the Clothes

OH and I have been thinking a lot about Emily and her relationship with Symington. She’s an East End girl of genteel stock; he was part of the late King Edward’s crowd. . He has been asked to look after her, she has contacts in the East End that are vital to a criminologist; but […]

DSCN1080 March 16

Scarecrows 2014

It’s strange how on your commute to work you tend to mark your seasons by the changing landmarks.  And after spotting the very unusual scarecrows for the first time last year, I’ve been looking out for the Family (as Doctor Who fans know they are called). I was prepared this year, with the Nikon in […]

Mark and Lucy’s London

Uncovered recently by the BFI, this footage was taken in 1927. 18 years earlier the dresses were longer; and probably less cars. But this was the London, Lucy Pevensea and Mark Birch (two 21st kids) found themselves in. Different isn’t it? Find out more of a world of danger, intrigue and timetravelling teenagers….. http://myBook.to/EndOfThePierAffair

DSCN0820-001 September 15

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (Leytonstone Underground)

Inside Leytonstone Underground station is a series of mosaics celebrating the films of its most famous son (and one of him as a young boy outside the family shop.)  I won’t insult your intelligence by labelling them. What I will say, is that for those interested in such things, one of the films depicted in […]

Podcast: Radio Phoenix Interview

Originally posted on Writer's Blog:
On Bank Holiday Monday (21st April) OH and I went off to the Phoenix FM studios in Brentwood to do a live interview with Scott Ross for his afternoon show. I was promoting my books, OH was there to heckle and drive. Very kindly, Scott has sent a Podcast…

DSCN0179 April 20

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

These two guys live next to the Walpole Bay Hotel in Margate. The hotel is a living museum; and is  a very different experience – especially if you’re used to modern hotels. Friends of mine had their wedding there; my “Outlaws” go there a couple of times a year. It does a mean Sunday Lunch […]

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