Darren McGrady

Chef Darren McGrady was personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Diana, Princess of Wales and Princes’ William and Harry for fifteen years and has cooked for Presidents’ Ford, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush. He is now a chef, author, culinary consultant, event planner and public speaker living in Dallas, Texas. theroyalchef.com I first came across Darren McGrady … Read more

Happy 95th Birthday

Official Photo of the Queen for her 95th birthday.

Today is the Queen’s 95th birthday. She was born at 2.40am on April 21, 1926, at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair


The Queen at 92

Fleet Foxes again

I thought this might be a nice break fro the solemnity of Prince Philip’s funeral today. It is my second post featuring Fleet Foxes. Obviously this was recorded during COVID-19 times, and some members of the group were performing from home.  These performance are shown in black and white.

Vale Prince Philip

  It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.    

A post for Ralph

This photo is on the General Gallery page but it cannot be shown in full width which my friend Ralph liked when I was able to do when I was using a complex theme and plugins. Today I installed a new update to WordPress which allows me to have a full width post layout for … Read more

A Christmas Treat

This was recorded from an LP that I bought in the 1970’s. I recorded it as 24bit 192kHz and the file size was 3.6GB, and from that I saved an MP3 file of only 48MB. Before NBN a 48MB file would have taken so long to upload to this site that I wouldn’t have attempted … Read more