Liverpool born poet and writer Michael Walsh traces his Liverpool roots back to 1865. This was the year his Irish great-grandmother arrived in the Second City of Empire. His parents were born at the turn of what was to become the most tumultuous century in history. Michael's father, Patrick, fought in three major conflicts before reaching his fortieth birthday. His mother, Kathleen, was a former nun turned gun-running renegade.
On leaving school at 15 years of age, Michael spent 12 weeks at the Merchant Navy School for Sailors in Sharpness, Gloucestershire. During his years at sea, he was to visit and work in over 60 countries.
The journalist and broadcaster since provided articles and columns for numerous magazines and international news media. In 2011 he was awarded Writer of the Year by the publishers of Euro Weekly News, Europe's highest-circulation newspaper of its kind. He has authored, edited and ghosted over 70 book titles.
The Lauterbrunnental Valley in Switzerland has been my photographic dream for years. It is surrounded by mighty peaks of the Bernese Alps: Eiger (3970 m), Mönch (4107 m) and Jungfrau (4158 m). It is one of the deepest valleys in the Alps and you can admire here amazing waterfalls. There are 72 of them!
For as long as Europe has existed the family plot or garden provided sufficient food to feed even large families. The domestic garden gives a household almost total independence from reliance.
Mixed Bulldog and Staffordshire Bull Terrier Max, who lives in an ordinary Australian family became a national hero after rescuing a boy drowning in a river.
Britain in 1939 was the hub of a world empire with powerful commonwealth allies. It is strange that, throughout World War II (1939-1945) which Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) enthusiastically pursued, never consulted or collaborated with his Australian, South African, New Zealand, Indian or Canadian counterparts?
Hundreds of restaurants and pubs have re-opened across the Czech Republic, defying the harsh government virus restrictions. The venues have been closed for months and owners, quite rightly, say the restrictions have failed to improve the situation.
Remember the little Polish village where every house is covered with painted flowers? Well, one 90-year-old resident of Louka, Czech Republic, is aiming to make her hometown just as charming and spends every spring and summer adorning window and door frames with majestic blue flower designs.
Last year, the majority of France’s natural population growth occurred due to migrants producing more children rather than ethnic-European births adding growth to the French population. In order to reverse this genocidal trend, the country should follow the Hungarian example, said popular philosopher and author Eric Zemmour on the evening political talk show of CNews television channel.
Enormous gatherings, almost unprecedented in Denmark’s political history of black-clad protesters have taken to the streets, launching fireworks, torching an effigy of Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, and clashing with state police.
The catastrophic loss of human rights and democracy suffered by the peoples of the developed world could end by February 28, 2021 if a new initiative is grasped.
The Netherlands has endured its first night of curfew imposed in an alleged bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus. The regime’s draconian order was trashed at multiple Dutch locations with things getting particularly hot in one town.