A Winter’s Tale

We moved, the wife and I, into this house eleven years ago. It is a prosaic little domicile, having been built in 1990, and it is situated equidistant between the railway station, the hospital and [more…]



In the early ’90’s I lived in Erdington in Birmingham. I had a nice house,  a spacious Victorian terrace with Minton Tiles and other original features, downstairs bath and WC, 3B, GFCH, DG, VGC, NS, [more…]

20th Century

Legion Of The Damned

“For every foreign-born soldier who dies, no German mother weeps” – Gottlob Berger The Waffen SS was the military wing of the Nazi party, although it is important to note that membership of the NSDAP [more…]


Who Was Puss In Boots?

“To Southwark Fair, very dirty, and there saw the puppet show of Whittington, which was pretty to see” – Samuel Pepys In the fourteenth century the toll required of a prostitute who wished to cross [more…]