A Little Wren

The origin's of the playground round "London's Burning" are unclear; it seems to pre-date the Great Fire that swept the city in 1666, and the city had form when it came to conflagrations.  The Roman town of Londinium was burnt down twice (most notably by Boudicca), and shortly after William the Conqueror's invasion it was … Continue reading A Little Wren


Geographically Misleading

And so to the Manchester Hotel I mentioned earlier. In 1983 I was a contestant on a TV programme in the UK called The Krypton Factor.  We can draw a veil over my performance at this stage, but one of the memorable elements of the whole experience was that the contestants and their families were … Continue reading Geographically Misleading