Category Archives: research

NaNoWriMo is near

It is close now. Only a week left until the start of NaNoWriMo. Even though I have participated for years, I can’t help but feel excited that it is soon upon us. (If you haven’t heard about this writing challenge … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo thoughts on research

This NaNoWriMo I had planned to do a sequel to my (unpublished) historical world war II novel. However a historical novel requires some (sometimes a lot) research. As I mentioned before I did not get as much writing and research done this … Continue reading

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Medici Family

My summer holidays are often the time when I try to get some ‘fun’ research done. My university degree is in history and part of why I wanted to do history was because I love research. I love sitting in … Continue reading

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Researching leads

I’m a historian by education. My day job as a gymnastics coach has nothing directly to do with my degree, but I use aspects of it everyday. I often use my research skills when working, but on a much more … Continue reading

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How I Process Blogs and What I Do With All That Info

In April, I participated in the A-Z challenge for the second time. The purpose is to write on your own blog ever day, but also to visit other blogs who partake in the challenge. You learn quite quickly to get a … Continue reading

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The end and reflection

Another A-Z challenge has come to an end. This was my second year participating and I’m really warming to this exercise. I love to find new creative blogs and see how other people have built up their posts and how … Continue reading

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Z

It is the last post of this challenge and I can’t fill it. There are no streets in London I have had the reason to visit that start with the letter Z I have searched high and low for this … Continue reading

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York Street

The Grand Old Duke of York of the song has a street in London named after him, or maybe it is after the Yorkshire town. This particular street is located in Marlybone and I have reason to walk down it … Continue reading

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Charing X Road

I admit this is a bit of cheating, Charing X Road is spelled Charing Cross Road but I was getting desperate. In all the years I have lived in London, I have yet to run in to a road that … Continue reading

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West India Quay

The Docklands have been transformed from the derelict state they were in the 1980s when the docks and the once largest port in Europe had closed, now it is a new, shiny financial district of London, posing a demanding skyline … Continue reading

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