Monthly Archives: June 2011

Exercise and the Over 50s

I’m 52 and I am still physically active. The more I look around the more I think I’m a bit weird. On Sunday I will attempt to cycle 87 hilly miles around England’s Peak District. There will be many people … Continue reading

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D-Day Revisited – Normandy in June

Just over 67 years ago, the US, Canadian and British troops landed on the beaches in Northwestern France, from “Utah” to the West and “Sword” to the East. A quarter of million men came in ships from the south coast … Continue reading

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England Expects…

every man to do his duty! So said Admiral Horatio Nelson, national hero before the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. England at that time was arguably nearing the peak of its global power and reach. Passing through Portsmouth recently en … Continue reading

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Traveling the World, My Dream, My Passion

If you are my friends, if you are my colleagues, if you have read my books, or if you happen to come across my Facebook page or bump into me in a souvenir shop in Tenerife or Gran Canaria, you’d … Continue reading

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