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Review: Denial (2016)

Denial tells the story of notorious Holocaust denier David Irving’s 1996 libel case against Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt, when he accused her of harming his professional reputation by calling his denialist history into… Continue reading

The Sapphire Queen

Today is the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II acceding to the throne. In her official sapphire jubilee portrait H.M. is wearing a sapphire necklace and earring set given to her by her… Continue reading

A Good Day Out Looking at Paintings of Dogs

Now a famous man once said “I don’t know much about art but I know what I like, and it’s dogs”. And if you agree, then you’ll have a great day out at… Continue reading

Stepping through the Fallen Leaves of Autumn

DON’T FEED THE DUCKS

Well, I’ve always been a bit of a rebel.

Birthday Cake

This year my Mom pulled out all the stops and baked a three tier chocolate button cake  for my birthday – I just wish I could send all my lovely readers a slice!… Continue reading

My latest book

Originally posted on John Knifton:
Those of you who follow my blog will be familiar with the many stories I have told about Nottingham High School; its Founders, its coat of arms, its…

Van Cleef & Arpels, Singapore

Many thanks to Steven for taking the time to send in this gorgeous pic of the Van Cleef & Arpels shop window in Singapore. Magnifique! 🙂  

A puppy walk on the beach

It was a brisk and windy day when we took the poodle puppies for a walk on the beach. I love a bracing walk in Autumn, it really blows the cobwebs away. I… Continue reading