James Bowen & Street Cat Bob: An Update

Among the first few blogposts I wrote on here was this one about James Bowen, his trusty sidekick Bob the street cat and their book "A Street Cat Named Bob", which was published in March of 2012 and went on to top the UK's (and many other countries') bestseller list for up to a year... Continue Reading →

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Shakespeare and I

Not only has April 23rd been the International Day of the Book (or World Book Day) ever since 1995... for much longer it has also been the birthday (and death-day, actually) of a certain someone called William Shakespeare, and today we are celebrating it for the 450th time. Since the birthday boy is unable to... Continue Reading →

The King’s Army Parade

Yesterday was the last Sunday of January, which meant that the English Civil War Society gathered on The Mall to hold their annual King's Army Parade to commemorate the execution of King Charles I on 30th January 1649. Elevated by his son, Charles II, to the position of a martyr, Charles I is immortalised in... Continue Reading →

It’s a boy!

Finally! Demonstrating impeccable timing the royal baby chose the hottest day of the year in Britain to be born and the world awaited the announcement with baited breath, while the media that had been gathered outside the hospital for weeks finally sprung into action. The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St Mary's Hospital shortly... Continue Reading →

The Golden Couple of Politics?

Thursday night BBC 2 aired the third and final episode of its contemporary political drama 'The Politician's Husband' starring David Tennant and Emily Watson as a married couple with high ambitions in the microcosm of Westminster politics. After 'Broadchurch' (see this post to read about my thoughts on that one) I was curious to see... Continue Reading →

Hats off, Strangers!

The State Opening of Parliament is always an excellent opportunity to watch the British monarchy in action at what they do best: Pomp and pageantry! It marks the commencement of a session of Parliament including a speech by the monarch, outlining what measures and actions will be put into place by the government in the... Continue Reading →

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