Friday, 5 February 2016

Help with English...

As most people know, I am an English teacher and while I do it for a job, I also think there should be a lot of free help and advice online. Things like articles and videos, and to be honest there are many, but some people can't find them. I set up my website a while back to link people with resources and helpful advice.

Please visit my website at

I have also set up a group on Facebook for people to share their experiences and help with many different people. Please join and help others with their learning. Thank you so much, Roy

Facebook Online Meet-up group

Sunday, 6 December 2015

If there are no guns....

After the recent spate of shootings in the news in the US, one thing struck me....

If there were no guns, there would be no gun crime.

Now this has obviously escaped the attention of many politicians... but look, I'll put it in an easy equation,...

Guns = Possible Gun Crimes


No Guns = No Possible Shooting

and look if we remove the word gun it looks like this

= no possible shootings...

Bananas would make life so much better than guns, think you can still go all Mario Kart and make people slip up... food for thought I think...

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Please help me...

I'm working on a novel and I'd appreciate help in two ways... number one... like the Facebook page: click here

And number 2, if you're anywhere near please bring me some coffee cause I'm dying haha

About the book :

Tainted is a novel set around the lives of several characters in the wake of an apocalyptic event living, or surviving, on the east coast of the former USA. Trapped behind walls of fire to keep out the outsiders, the infected and the ghouls, those tainted by the virus are forced to live like second class citizens while the pure breed for the continuation of humanity. The virus causes what can only be described as mind convergence leaving the infected going slowly more and more insane, until the point of death, but this is not the end of the infected, driven with a desire to spread the virus, the dead don't always stay dead... these however, could be the lucky ones as those uninfected are forced to breed in a world where women's rights are a thing of the past. The story starts with Dr Harold Carver, a tainted from England, who helps the pure women to come to terms with their fate; with their selected partner and teaches them how to live in an unjust world, but Dr Carver's life is about to change forever.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

A group of images that sums up life!

Check out this link for a series of great images about everything that's wrong with modern life..

Everything wrong with modern society

I particularly liked this one:

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Writing a novel... My god!

Hi there,

It's been a while! I've been working on my novel and I'm pleased to say it's halfway through... seems I might be competing with Tolkein for length of novel at this rate.

It's been one of the strangest experiences, because it's amazing to put your thoughts on to the paper, but you also find yourself cut off from the world... Anyway I was going to ask for your help. I am going to be running a lot of competitions over the coming months (like for free copies (when it's finished in May) and even to get a character named after you etc.) So I was hoping that you could help me and like the page. It will keep you up to date and also encourage me to write more! Thanks everyone in advance.

Finally i think my book is halfway there... wo oh... living on a prayer (actually coffee)
please follow this link and like it...


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Scotland's liberal backers

I was not going to say anything, but too many so called left-Wing liberals are declaring Scotland's potential yes vote as a victory for the left and it's driving me crazy! In what way is a political movement based on nationalism left wing? It has become an us and them debate - based on anti English rhetoric in the name of Westminster, run by a man who longs for power and to write his name in history books as the man who 'liberated' Scotland. Channel 4 putting on brave heart, a famously anti English film was a final slap in the face. Further more an irony is steeped in the fact that if Scotland splits on the back of a fierce nationalistic drive is that the right wing conservatives will have fewer opposition seats and therefore be almost guaranteed to win the elections.... as Scotland has a large number of  left wing voters. Yes a true victory for the liberal lefties. surely they should be promoting co-operation, not separation! countries should want to unite and work together... when a neighbour has troubles we run away now do we, not help? people need to stop comparing it as well to other countries problems such as Belgian, italy and Spain with Barcelona. These are different things in different countries with different circumstances... I could sit here and compare nationalism to nazism (national socialism) but I won't as it's crude and untrue here.... but this one size fits all policy of labelling everything the same is bollocks. Finally I want to say that all this fucking referendum has done is served to divide and rip the people of Scotland apart.  if it's yes, thousands of unionists will flood south, and if no they nationalists will feel bitter and this divide will last a lifetime. on a lighter note it's going to fucking ruin the aesthetic beauty of the flag.... with blue taken out it's going to look a bit... red and white.

on the last note I just hope that Scotland says, for the sake of the lovely blue on the flag and liberalism... if not we will miss you greatly and when we are splitting our CD collection and fighting over the kids just know you've given us so much culturally and thanks for being there.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

The power of a pause

In a somewhat 'Anchorman' like way this news reporter seemingly reads his auto-cue without a necessary pause, completely changing the meaning of his introduction. Did they forget to write a comma on what he was reading or it this man just letting us in on a bit more information about his life than we were expecting. Nevertheless the slip highlights two important points;

1) The power of a pause in the English language when speaking can change everything...
2) The question: 'Do all news anchors all read exactly what is written on the tele-prompter, no questions asked?'