All of the following is true. In the early ’90’s I lived in Erdington, Birmingham. I had a nice house; a spacious Victorian terrace with Minton Tiles and other original features, downstairs bath and WC, [more…]


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…]



Every so often the annals of military history reveal an individual whose grasp of the situational  realities seems counterintuitive at best. Step forward Herr Major Bardlenschlager, CO of Panzer  Ersatz und Ausbildungs Abteilung 100, stationed [more…]