3 reasons to stay and look around

Content

Content includes varied topics from wildlife to space exploration and great photos. My personal interests have fuller sections devoted to culinary, architecture and ancient history.

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You Decide

Errrm, let me see, I’ll leave it for you to come up with the third reason why you would want to look around this website.

Zoutelande – Geike Arnaert & BLOF

Belgian singer Geike and Danish group Blof sing their hit single Zoutelande. Before her solo career Geike was the lead singer of Hooverphonic. Her music since has been far removed from the Hooverphonic vibe except perhaps for the single ‘Blinded’ which does feel a little Hooverphonic. Find out more about Geike and Hooverphonic in the Music section.

where I Live – Archway

category: about me

Despite Archway being a shithole I’ve been here for most of my life. Lately it has finally been recognised as a significant place worthy of investment by the uncaring Council but not down to its unappreciated history but due to the commercial value and real estate revenue for property developers.

What was once, and still is a major London gateway to the North, was unforgivably turned into a carbuncle gyratory by the 1960s head-in-a-cloud-cookoo-land town planners – history has simply repeated itself. The landscape pirates that created the roundabout and the tower are back having removed the roundabout and narrowed the through traffic to one lane. But the folk of our past left their mark and their story is all that remains for posterity, as surely even St Joseph’s will become luxury flats in due course.

Feature 1 – Pakistan in 29 Days

category: humour

The Guru Aziz seeking spiritual enlightenment, sets out on an epic journey of discovery to Pakistan, which he believes to be the craddle of wisdom that once emerged from ancient civilisations along the Indus Valley. The story is told in over 600 scenes and by the end of it, you will truly have a flavour of Pakistan and an insight into one of the most dangerous places on earth to be at.

The Guru lands in Karachi, the southern tip of Pakistan, and travels towards the Capital of Islamabad at the northern tip. With the Indus River cutting through the centre of Pakistan, the country has a turbulent West with the provinces of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and a milder East of Sindh and Punjab. Mr Aziz chooses the Eastern route, not least because the Punjab is his main interest, and the subject matter of his current book about this region of the South Asian sub-continent.

Feature 2 – The Last Romanovs

category: media

2017 was the 100 year anniversary of the murder of the final dynastic Romanov ruling family. The event was remembered around the world except in Russia. In London there were several exhibitions on Russia including at Buckingham Palace and one specific to the Romanov family at the Science Museum London were new unseen photographs and scientific evidence were revealed for the first time. The tragic story of this quite ordinary family in many ways, is heartbreaking.

Feature 3 – Modern Architecture

category: our planet

Architecture is for people, not just for architects and builders. It is foremost a necessity to provide shelter and facilitate our lives, but styles and methods of construction have always been about national pride and the desire to make a mark in human history and be remembered in future ages.

This page looks at skyscrapers and bridges and the designs of churches, airports and other architectural fascinations.

My Gin Tasting

category: culinary

Tasting gin is not like wine tasting, for example if you have five London Dry Gins in front of you how are you supposed to distinguish between them if it’s just watered down ethanol. Gins made by other methods such as in copper stills are more easily judged.

I’m as poor at picking out the subtleties between gins as I am between any other spirit but I do know what I like and what I think tastes nice. So here’s a record of some of my favourites and I give you – my tuppence-worth..

Bitcoin & the Blockchain

category: media

You have to have been living in an igloo not to have heard of Bitcoin. You may have come across it on the internet, or seen the newspaper headlines. But do you know what it is and how it differs from the existing currency.

Because it offers anonymity Bitcoin is used to facilitate transactions for drugs and arms. But at its core Bitcoin is just a technology, it’s neither good nor bad, it’s just there to be used. In 2017 its value sky-rocketed and in 2018 it’s setting out to change banking forever.

Women’s amusing T-Shirts

category: humour

From the cheeky to the saucy or rude, women are accordingly voicy in proportion with the assets they have been blessed with. If you have it – flaunt it, as the saying goes!

Humour is the best medicine, the humour category contains all sorts of witty amusement including jokes, funny photos, quips, interesting facts and many items to keep you chuckling for a while.

Website News

Arisen from the ashes

This website ‘was’ once the product of twenty years work. I say ‘was’ because suddenly my hosting provider ‘JOLT’ deleted my account and their backups and mine all failed after that. The entire website was wiped out in December 2015.

It was huge with enough media to take 6 months to read through. It arose from the ashes in 2016 with the aim of one day being just as great as the original. Then in July 2019 it happened again, everything went down and vital files on my server disappeared. Therefore I moved to another provider and this is the current rebuilt website since August 2019.

Website News

Arisen from the ashes

This website ‘was’ once the product of twenty years work. I say ‘was’ because suddenly my hosting provider ‘JOLT’ deleted my account and their backups and mine all failed after that. The entire website was wiped out in December 2015.

It was huge with enough media to take 6 months to read through. It arose from the ashes in 2016 with the aim of one day being just as great as the original. Then in July 2019 it happened again, everything went down and vital files on my server disappeared. Therefore I moved to another provider and this is the current rebuilt website since August 2019.

mobile & tablet friendly

New WordPress/DIVI site

Yes, it’s about taking everything to the edge so the new site is mobile and tablet friendly which means you can link into McDonald’s wifi and browse the site while you’re chumping down on some junk food.

About Me

My homepage, history, albums, and personal pages.

Health

Info on cancer, heart disease and wellness and fitness.

Media

The digital age includes technology, social media and lots more.

Our Planet

Learn about the ancient world, outer space and the planet we live on.

Humour

Okay so stop what you’re doing and have a laugh.

Culinary

More than a recipe database, it’s a culinary wealth of interesting pages.

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