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A Glimpse into Nic’s March

Welcome all. Spring is in the air. I’m acutely aware of the situation in Ukraine and indeed here in UK, but I am here to give a little bit of lighter insight into my month. I was invited to view, and ask questions about, a site near me due for re-development – Selkirk House/ 1, Museum […]

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A Glimpse into Nic’s February

I hope all remained safe in the recent storms. A friend’s predictive text was confusing, “Be aware of dangerous scarf folding”. She meant “scaffolding”, but it does sound much better. Personally, my month has been a little lacking in sparkle. The clouds are parting though, as they eventually do. The government thought it was time to […]

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A Reflection on Nic’s January

My mojo/oomph flounced off in late December. It is just creeping back now, very slowly. This is not an uncommon feeling. We all feel a lack of mojo sometimes. If lucky, it’s just a temporary cloud overhead. No formal Twelfth Day celebration this year. There is usually a procession headed by the Green Man across Millennium […]

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December Through Nic’s Eyes

Welcome all to a glimpse into my December. To get the gloomier aspect out of the way, as most of us expected, another COVID variant has hit the streets. Be careful out there, everyone. At risk of repeating myself, I still feel unbelievably lucky to have an amazing flat to call my own. Everyone needs […]

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A Glimpse into Nic’s October

Hi Everyone, Welcome to a glimpse into my October. While the energy of today still bounces around my head, I tweak a little and gently stroll through the more interesting bits…After a couple of more practical points. I had my flu jab. I only went into my local chemist for some mouthwash and he asked […]

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A Very Interesting Question about Homelessness With Very Interesting Answers

Having been a tour guide with Unseen Tours for 7 years I get asked a lot of questions by my guests. Some of which are strange and some are poignant.  When I meet my guests, I ask them to save their questions until the end for a reason that you will find later in this […]

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Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness, Harvest Moons…and Nic’s Favourite Fruit!

Ah, Autumn, my favourite season. Mists and mellow fruitfulness, harvest moons…and my favourite fruit, damsons! Every year I try and make jam, I hope I’ve cracked it this year. Though hopefully not my relative’s tooth – she claims I left a stone in. Once. And I’m not allowed to forget it. No matter how hard you […]

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The Day David First Walked His London Tour Route

This month we celebrate World Car Free Day, and I was thinking about when I was designing my tour and exploring the city on foot.  One thing comes to my mind that I sometimes tell my guests about, especially if they ask if we are going up any stairs.  The first day that I did […]

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(IS THIS) WAY OUT? A Poem By Unseen Tours’ David

I enjoy writing poems and lyrics because I can show people things that they might not have seen otherwise. A lot of my writings are hard hitting and thought provoking. I like to write if I have something to say that I don’t think has been said before or not much. I try to steer […]

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And the Award Goes to…

Unseen Tours, being a Social Enterprise that gives back to the homeless community, has been recognised for its achievements in many ways and by many organisations.  From media outlets to governmental and non-governmental organisations, Unseen Tours has gained recognition for the wonderful work we do and the input of many inspirational volunteers. These volunteers give […]

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