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Take a Nile Trip

Take a Nile Trip

The best time of year to go on a Nile trip is apparently between October and April. The well informed reckon it’s not too hot then and given that the landscape of Egypt and surrounding areas, apart from the Nile Valley, is quite arid, the climate is similar to...
Top of the Olympic Table

Top of the Olympic Table

The trouble with ‘perspective’ is that you tend to evaluate events, such as the 1906 Olympic Games (later uncredited by the IOC), through the eye of your own understanding. That approach, as I’ve discovered, is destined to produce false starts, sprinting in the wrong...
The World has Changed

The World has Changed

In 1989 an English gentleman working ironically in Switzerland, almost in David Feldman’s backyard, developed the ‘World Wide Web’, and at that time there were no public users of the system we call today ‘the web’. It was a humble beginning. Just one person connecting...
Wrestling AKA ‘A Virtual Exhibition’

Wrestling AKA ‘A Virtual Exhibition’

If you’re into wrestling then here’s an ‘Inverted brainbuster’* for you. The world’s most valuable stamp is the ‘1856’ British Guiana One-Cent Magenta and, as you probably know, it was previously owed by the American philanthropist John duPont from 1980, before...