Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas and New Year 1844…….real events from 170 years ago!


Hello readers. This is my final blog of 2014 and it has been a very interesting year for me. In late July I uploaded my first book to Amazon. It was a steep learning curve and you never can tell … Continue reading

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Herewith a WordPress report on my various blogs in 2014, it’s been a great year and thanks to all visitors, commenters and readers!


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,400 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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The Christmas Truce December 24th / 25th 1914


The Christmas Truce 1914 : German soldiers of the 134th Saxon Regiment photographed with men of the 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in No Man’s Land on the Western Front. Hello again readers This evening December 24th and indeed tomorrow marks … Continue reading

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The History of Christmas Carols


Hello again readers, herewith some  recent research on the fascinating history of Christmas Carols……… NB Hyperlinks to performances of Christmas Carols on Youtube are part of this blog. I recommend the reader takes in all the text first then comes … Continue reading

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A tax too far! Amazon raising VAT on ebooks from 3% to 20% from January 1st 2015!!


Hello Readers Well there I was enjoying breakfast as I started to read my emails this morning……then I nearly choked on my cornflakes when I opened an email from Amazon! They kindly informed me that from January 1st next year they … Continue reading

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