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Victorian Festival of Christmas

And now for something different. Stepping away from my usual stomping grounds of the City of London and Gloucestershire, I shall be heading down to Portsmouth later in the year for the Victorian Festival of Christmas. 
Aside from the fact […]

Keeping Shtum

You may not automatically consider Town Crying to be an occupation requiring confidentiality and the ability to be reticent, but there’s a stealthy art to this vocation, make no mistake.
I’ll admit I am a rather loud chap, championed by […]

Crying For Gold

Cometh the month of March, cometh one of my favourite weeks of the year. Yes, the annual Cheltenham Race week is upon us, I shall be working alongside national giant, William Hill, to drum up some betting business. So, […]

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    The European Business Assembly Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner

The European Business Assembly Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner

In among the chaos that was Christmas, I was lucky enough to attend the Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner for the European Business Assembly at Oxford Town Hall.
The European Business Assembly (EBA) is a world-leading event company, now in […]

Why I’m Backing Britain

I can’t help but hum ‘Rule, Britannia’ over and over in my head when I read anything about Brexit. I think it’s the strong patriotism within me. Sometimes I even find myself inhaling big breaths of air and belting […]

Prancing Around Prague

Every now and then I like to give the good lady wife some time off, a little bit of r&r if you like, to enjoy the odd lie in or two, pamper herself and catch up on those all-important […]

Being Booked Backwards

I know, I know, December has just passed and here I am mentioning Christmas already. Do forgive me if you’re still struggling with the idea of mince pies and eggnog a mere month after the big day, but folks […]

Farewell Hawkins of Hitchin

The old saying goes ‘as one door closes, another one opens’. This is often the case, but one can’t help but feel a little sad and nostalgic when such meaningful doors close. Peter Hawkins, of Hawkins of Hitchin, has […]

The London Taxi Drivers’ Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

January got off to a cracking start for me thanks to an invitation to attend the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in aid of the London Taxi Drivers’ Fund for Underprivileged Children. This prestigious event was celebrating its 90th anniversary, […]

Traditional vs modern: which Santa is superior?

As Town Crier and Deluxe Father Christmas aficionado, the festive season often begins early for me. This year was no different, I donned my first festive outfit for my great friends at Ely’s department store in Wimbledon.
You may have […]