A hugely appropriate story from the Great Plague of 1665. … More The Eyam Plague
A balanced look at the current vaping headlines … More New Vaping hysteria
Or, how I found a new word that changed my world and saved my life. … More Reactance
An investigation into the realities of Brexit and ‘the Irish border question’. … More Brexit and the Irish border
Full Fact (for me, THE fact-checking organisation), and Brexit. … More Full Fact on Brexit
This pretty much sums up the whole shooting match. Basically, there’s no substitute for hard work and knowing what you’re doing!
I could use some help with multiple duplicate email notifications, please! … More A question about duplicate Gmail notifications
Light bulb moment. Put everything in one place. … More Decluttering, Part One
A series of links aiming to show how we got into this mess in the first place, and who is ultimately to blame. … More Why Brexit became A Thing, and who is ultimately to blame.
Some advice for a couple of friends who are about to start vaping. Again. … More It’s all about the throat hit
A collection of non-aligned links to the current research on vaping. … More Vaping – the truth. Kind of. So far…
The Riverside Walk. As I may have said before, Yeovil is not renowned as a place of beauty, but it does have some surprisingly beautiful places within it, if you know where to look. One of those is the Riverside Walk, part of Yeovil Country Park. If you want a larger version of this map, … More In search of Yeovil Country Park, Part 1
Another slice of beauty to be found within the municipality of Yeovil. … More In search of Sampson’s Wood
An unexpectedly pleasant walk through Yeovil along a river I didn’t know existed. … More In search of Dodham Brook
When being factually correct doesn’t really help anyone. … More We’ve caught a witch, may we burn him?
Was Joseph of Arimathea not in fact buried at Glastonbury, but instead on St Michael’s Hill, Montacute? … More Joseph of Arimathea – an alternative grave?
Most people with an interest in mythology know of the legend that Joseph of Arimathea came to Britain after the crucifixion and built the country’s first church at Glastonbury, but not so many know the alternative beginnings and ends to the story. No-one really knows how the legend started, and Joseph wasn’t mentioned in the … More Joseph of Arimathea – the alternative journey to Glastonbury
The story of the witch that supposedly haunts Somerset’s Ham Hill is well known locally, but, as I have now discovered, everyone I’ve heard it from has got it completely wrong. But the real story is actually even more fascinating. Alastair Swinnerton is the author of ‘The Multiverse of Max Tovey’, a Young Adult novel set among the myths … More The real witch Of Hamdon Hill
You may think there’s been a lot of flooding in the last few years, but nothing comes close to the devastating Somerset floods in January 1607. Back in 2014, you could look out from Ham Hill, Somerset, the largest hill fort in the country, and see the flooded Somerset Levels in all their ‘glory’, but thankfully that’s been … More The Somerset Tsunami
The character of fourteen year old Time Traveller Max Tovey arrived one night, while idly watching something on TV that I wasn’t that interested in. My gaze wandered to the door next to the TV, wondering how many people had walked through that door in the life of the house, imagining the ghosts of occupants … More Teenage dyspraxia, anxiety and PTSD within ‘The Multiverse of Max Tovey’