Around The World In 80 Matchboxes

Around The World In 80 Matchboxes

Phillumeny (also known as Phillumenism) is the hobby of collecting different match-related items, such as matchboxes, matchbooks, match covers etc. As Covid 19 continues to prevent any thoughts of travelling, I decided to relive some travel experiences of the past, but rather than scroll through tons of photos, I have another 'aide memoire' of my [...]

Greatest Trips – Oz style | The Great Ocean Road

Greatest Trips – Oz style | The Great Ocean Road

For the next instalment of my occasional 'Greatest Trips' series, I want to invite you back to August 2007 ..... Gordon Brown had recently become Prime Minister of UK, 'W' was into his second term in the Whitehouse, and no-one had heard of 'Brexit'. As for me, I was spending time in the Australian city [...]

My second ‘blogiversary’

My second ‘blogiversary’

Who knew there was a specific word to mark blogging anniversaries? I came across 'blogiversary' recently and thought 'why not?' So here I am, 2 years on from my original post, and whilst I haven't been quite as active during this second year, I've still very much enjoyed producing my posts, and working on the [...]

Back Home

Back Home

With all the world cup fever going on, I couldn't resist this title - those of you of a certain vintage may remember this as the title of the 'official England world cup song' from 1970, when we played as defending champions. Although we didn't win, maybe the tournament will be remembered for Gordon Banks [...]