Free book on – 40 Humourous British Traditions

If you enjoy stories such as the one below then this free book is for you. All I would ask in return is that you provide an honest review of the book. The free book offer starts on Monday, July 14th and lasts until August 4th The Beltane Hound Beltane or Beltaine is the anglicisedContinue reading “Free book on – 40 Humourous British Traditions”

Goat Parva Murders – Another extract

This is another extract from my book The Goat Parva Murders: An Inspector Knowles Mystery. Suddenly Bingo barked and ran off into the undergrowth with his tail wagging vigorously. Mrs Hills turned around and shouted. “He’s found something I just know it – I wonder who it will be this time.” Linda Smythe walked overContinue reading “Goat Parva Murders – Another extract”

British Traditions – Pea Shooting from Penistone

The following is an extract from my book 40 Humourous British Traditions In the Middle Ages not everyone could afford a bow and arrow, so some poorer families became proficient with a pea shooter for self-defence. As Arnold de Boycott said in 1562, “appen peas are cheaper than arrows and are easier to returne –Continue reading “British Traditions – Pea Shooting from Penistone”

The Goat Parva Murders: An Inspector Knowles Mystery

This is the blurb for my latest book: Just a typical Tuesday night in the English country hamlet of Goat Parva. The stalkers in the rhododendrons are busy watching the exhibitionists in the windows. Nothing unusual. Until that is when Bingo the retriever returns with a pair of shoes that were last seen adorning the feetContinue reading “The Goat Parva Murders: An Inspector Knowles Mystery”

The Goat Parva Murders – The First Chapter

My new book: “The Goat Parva Murders – An Inspector Knowles Mystery” is now available on Amazon. I entered the 1st chapter into a competition and it won, so you can read this chapter here:  

20 trips in the southwest of England

The South-west of England is slowly recovering from the battering it took from the weather in the first three months of 2014 – here are 20 ideas for trips in Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall.

Free attractions in London

Free things to do in London, UK

Colin Furze – as seen on BBC World

Colin Furze is a plumber by day – but in his spare time he heads to his shed and invents things such as the world’s fastest pram and the world’s fastest toilet. I saw Colin on BBC World today (January 31st) and was most impressed. See for yourself on youtube:

Little Known British Traditions – Animal Gambling

The local fish pond was the scene of more gambling. People baked their own bread using various recipes and then played “feed the fish”. People threw pieces of bread into the water and the first piece of bread eaten would win its baker the prize. In 1892, after ten years of  overzealous competition the fishContinue reading “Little Known British Traditions – Animal Gambling”