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18th Century England: the Pillory

The Pillory.

You know you’ve seen one.

I’d seen one or more too. I was somewhat familiar with the practice and the hardware involved, having grown up in New England (Salem, Mass., to be precise). 486 more words


Mussolini's Folly in Charing Cross

The idea of learning about the hall which was once the headquarters of the Italian Fascist party obviously intrigued a lot of people, as nearly 100 came to the opening of the exhibition… 348 more words


1000 Words on the Golf? Easy Peasy.

I write for an Italian car magazine called Kerb and last week my editor asked me to write 1.000 words on the Golf. “What?”, I said, “How dare you? 1,007 more words

Flabbergasted On: Drive

Transition Update and a few notes

I’m going to start with the few notes.
I’m not wasting my breath on the events on Tuesday, whilst I know venting my frustration was the sole reason why I created this blog in the first place, I do not need to get into something just yet. 147 more words


The Streets of London

I was doing a Ralph McTell with a bit of Jason Bourne mixed in for good measure.

Alone in a foggy city. The mist muffled noise and hid shady characters (everybody is a shady character in fog) until the moment they loomed at me from the swirling greyness. 1,192 more words


Getting more sane II

I cycled to the station, as I thought I would get back after the last bus, and when I got there realised I had not brought my lock. 317 more words


Thames Tour - Hungerford Suspension Bridge, Bradshaw's Handbook no.112

Hungerford Suspension Bridge, by Brunel, is a marvel of modern mechanical ingenuity.. This is the great central focus of the passenger traffic of the Thames..’, says Mr… 409 more words