Marcus Aurelius: Learning is about experience, reflection and change!


Marcus Aurelius in his Book 1 Meditations, reflected on all of the people he learned from and what he actually learned from them. Father, mother, grandfather, great grandfather, brother ..... all are here with many values and insights listed; Here’s my chosen selection from his list: From Diognetus: to endure freedom of speech. From Apollonius: … Continue reading Marcus Aurelius: Learning is about experience, reflection and change!

Why glorify the Romans but not the British?


Here is an alternative history of Rome: 1. The genocide of the Druids in Brittanicus 2. The complete annihilation of the Iceni 3. The murder of Boudicca and her family 4. Insane and barbaric rulers in Caligula and Nero 5. Propagation of a slave trade in Britain specifically and Europe generally 6. Imperial in nature … Continue reading Why glorify the Romans but not the British?

WordPress Photo Challenge: The Thames As Tour Guide


Living in the Cotswolds can be a blessing and a nightmare, the latter being mostly caused by summer traffic through our tiny villages and over ancient bridges. But there are many positives too; surrounded by historic medieval churches, Neolithic stone circles, ancient footpaths, Roman villas and ruins, and the old River Thames that runs through … Continue reading WordPress Photo Challenge: The Thames As Tour Guide

WordPress Photo Challenge: Structure-Ancient & Modern


Structure-Ancient & Modern Structure defines shape, gives strength, and is a controller in the "man made world". Much of my photography seeks out structure especially in architecture as we travel the world and I offer three contrasting examples from The Ancient World of Rome, A Victorian Museum in Oxford, and Modern Day Madrid Airport. We … Continue reading WordPress Photo Challenge: Structure-Ancient & Modern

Local: The Corinium Mosaics


  Corinium Dobunnorum was the Romano-British settlement at Cirencester just a short drive of a few miles from our home. Its 2nd-century walls enclosed the 2nd-largest city in Roman Britain. It was the tribal capital of the Dobunii and is usually thought to have been the capital of one of the five British provinces, Britannia … Continue reading Local: The Corinium Mosaics