I've become a bit of a fan of Wowcher, the online discount store that offers all sorts of bargains on all manner of goods and services.
Admittedly I'm not in the market for everything they offer in their daily emails, like the 7-tier shoe rack and the drifting caster scooter they tried to tempt me with today, but some of the deals are really good if you're into photography... Read more ›››
If ever a man was a typical product of his times it would be the soldier, adventurer, rake and dandy George Hanger.
Born in Gloucestershire in 1751, Hanger was the son of a country squire who dabbled in politics and who managed to land himself the title of Baron Coleraine even though his claim was but a distant one... Read more about George Hanger ›››
For twenty-five years, Stanley Green led a one man campaign warning Londoners against the perils of protein and passion.
Born in 1915, Green came to the conclusion that it was a high protein diet that made people lustful and aggressive and that a low protein diet would make for 'better, kinder, happier people'... Read more about Stanley Green ›››
My post the other day set me thinking about what sports ought to be included in the winter Olympics.
I was tempted with the idea of Alpine Snowballing, Short Track Speed Snowman Building, the Playground Slide Bobsleigh and the Grand Slalom Sledging on a Cheap Piece of Plastic, but I can see that the purists might object... Read more ›››
As Yorkshire Pudding rightly points out, idleness has become a way of life for some of us and a very pleasant change it is too compared to the hustle and bustle of our working lives.
I'm two and a half weeks into a two month project that is keeping me busy for much of the week and I admit that I'm starting to miss my hours of idleness - or creative pottering as I prefer to think of it... Read more ›››
The English countryside is dotted with follies, buildings that we would probably call vanity projects these days, and one of the most prolific sponsors of such eccentricities was Mad Jack Fuller.
The Fuller family were landowners in Brightling, East Sussex, from the late 16th century and made their fortune from manufactured iron goods, especially cannons which they supplied to the Royal Navy... Read more about Mad Jack Fuller ›››
I was driving home through the rain on Wednesday when I passed the statue and fountain of Tom Finney outside Preston North End's Deepdale ground.
My first regret was that I didn't have my camera with me to get a shot like the one on the left, although it wasn't exactly what you would call photography weather... Read more ›››