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Saturday, 22 December 2018

Happy Christmas holidays!

To all my followers and your families:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


2019 will be a crucial year in many regards, lots of news for sure!

Merlin x


Photo credits to Southern Living (https://www.southernliving.com/christmas/decor/why-you-should-put-christmas-decorations-up-early)

Thursday, 6 December 2018

When you think that things could not get better... but they do

Hello everybody,

This morning's post seemed an exception as I had been away for about 7 months without writing anything. 
But I had good news today, so why not sharing those too?
Happiest news of the day: I got an article on the blog of the university of Leicester!! Really chuffed I was featured on the blog for the first time.

https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/news-and-events/from-santorini-to-pompeii-adventures-of-a-distance-learner

Then during the day I even got featured (for about 1 second near the end of the video!) on an TV advert about Pompeii filmed by Rai Storia:

https://www.facebook.com/raistoria/videos/vb.61494232564/1196360750520624/?type=2&theater

Upwards and onwards :-)


Merlin x


Me, Richard Armitage and his terrible fans

Hello everybody,

This is an unusual post and steers away from my usual ramblings.
I will probably come around to write a post about that too (WTH with all those horrible lists on Twitter? They remind me of ancient Roman proscription lists!). Well, that 
can wait a couple of days because I still have to write my Christmas cards.

As some of you know, both as a hobby and as something I like to observe for my scripts, I follow the career of several actors (male and female). In one of my online wanderings I came across a blog about British actor Richard Armitage (he is in #BerlinStation on Channel 4 at the moment) and it seemed, strange but true, that the sort of conversation in the comments was civil. Clearly, nowadays being civil or respectful towards your fellow human beings must have gone out of fashion.


So, from discussing Richard Armitage's attitude to his vanity and nose, well... I ended up being told I'll be sunk as an historian as I have no capability to understand the difference between 'literally' and 'non-literally'. I would be careful to make such assertions if I were her, as nearly half of her country's entire voting pool believed someone who could make America great again (some historians are part of his fanbase too, better she starts lecturing them now).  Seriously, have a look here... 


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