Category Archives: Cromer

The End Of The End Of The Pier Show?

This picture taken not one hour since by Cromer resident Spencer Gray and posted on Twitter (@spenny10) shows the proximal end of Cromer Pier getting a thorough battering in a lethal combo of high winds and high tides not seen … Continue reading

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Mermaids, Museums … and Murder

Some of you will remember my gothic horror detective mystery romp By The Sea, first serialised on LabLit courtesy of Dr J. R. of Rotherhithe, and then turned into a book. It’s still available on Kindle and as a paperback, … Continue reading

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It’s Samhain, Already!

Welcome to our ‘umble ‘ome … Our ‘umble ‘ome, earlier today. … where you’ll be greeted by Mysterious Hooded Figures. A Mysterious Hooded Figure, yesterday. Or maybe the day before. In the image above, Crox Minor, for it is she, … Continue reading

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Fantastic

By now the three of you know that if I am anywhere near a secondhand bookshop or bookstall of any description I can’t resist a rummage. This has been the case all my life. When I was a callow fifteen-year-old, … Continue reading

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Pride

Today the Fine City of Norwich hosted its Pride event, and me and the Croxii went to take a look. Pride comes before a Hall. In this case, Norwich City Hall When we got there the Forum (Norwich’s fine modern … Continue reading

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Literary Locations

Heartened this morning by a couple of very nice customer reviews for By The Sea, as well as by some sunshine, I went to the beach with the Canes Croxorum. On the way I took some photos of places that … Continue reading

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Funerals

Unless you have spent the past week in a box buried 37 miles beneath the surface of Mars, you’ll have been aware that yesterday was the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, who was the Prime Minister of Britain between 1979 and … Continue reading

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Another Mystery Bone For You To Identify

A while ago I posted a beachcombing of a bone found on the East Beach at Cromer, which my Friend Mr P. V. of Lewisham (who regularly entertains such images in his blog, Zygoma) identified as the humerus of a … Continue reading

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Tolkien in Cromer

I knew that J. R. R. Tolkien had once visited Norwich, but imagine my shock and awe at the news, communicated by my friend Mr M. A.-B. – colleague, fellow Tolkienist and translator into German of The Science of Middle-earth -  that … Continue reading

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STEM

Over the years I’ve enthused in public about science, to various audiences. I have given seminars to graduate students and faculty about being an editor at Your Favourite Etc., and if you don’t believe me here’s the evidence. Notwithstanding inasmuch … Continue reading

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