Category History

Tolpuddle Martyrs

Once when I was a tax accountant, a colleague who was around about the same age, told me that I would vote Conservative ‘when I grew up’. Ha! Perhaps that’s why I remain young at heart. It hasn’t happened yet.…

Breton Stone

Our e-bikes were an absolute godsend on our French holiday. They allowed us to whizz around coast and countryside taking in all the sides. The other day I wrote about the granite cliffs near our campsite. Today I thought that…

Marcus Aurelius

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust,…

The Saxon King

The other side of the road from Priory Park in Southend where I often used to play as a child held a secret. A man was buried there with a stash of goodies, hidden for over a thousand years. If…

The World of Stonehenge

On Saturday I popped up to London on the 6:39 from Newton Abbot. I love that train. It gets me into Paddington at 9:30 ready for a full day of exploring with my lovely blogging companion Aril from Gnat Bottomed…