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I am a 30 year old Londoner, by birth and by choice.

We live with our three year old son in the centre of Town, and are a mixed-faith family, Anglican and Jewish.

I tend to write about health, ethical and political issues, lifestyle and history.

My recent articles include one about whether the acai berry is all its cracked up to be, the sinking of the Lusitania, and training to be a barrister in England and Wales.

I have also written about the abortion debate, factory farming in relation to chickens and eggs, five common sources of renewable energy, the long but tragic culture of Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan, "Bringing in the May" - the history and culture of the traditional English May Day

and celebrating Christmas in rural England.

English history interests me a great deal, and I've written hubs about Katherine Swynford, mistress of John of Gaunt and ancestor of all English monarchs since the 15th century, the Knights Templar's remains you can visit in both London and England, and the loves and marriages of the infamous Henry VIII.

I have also written about the appalling experience of living in England during the Nazis' bombing raids, and how England prepared for the Nazi invasion in 1940.

We have a wonderful, if active, 3 year old son, and I've written about activities for a family Easter, painting and decorating Easter Eggs, our rescued white kittens, and tips for wearing out a very active child.

But it isn't all too serious! A bit of silliness is important, and my top ten kitsch items are listed here, as is an article on building your own kitsch collection. A list of ten very odd taxes (including urine tax and wig power tax) is to be found here. Want to know the fattest 10 countries in the world? Look here!

I also have a blog, called History and traditions of England

Recent highlight there include an article on London's little known second river, the River Fleet, the bloody history of executions at the "cute" Tower of London, and the origins of work-related English surnames.

Writing on hubpages is great fun, and it earns you money too, through adsense, kontera, amazon and ebay. Fancy joining in too? You can sign up here!

You can find a feed of my latest hubs at feedburner.

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