Who do you admire? That was often a question mooted for presentations back when I was at school and never being one for the cult of Celebrity I usually had to have a big think about. My usual choices were the actor Patrick Troughton, who was a prolific character actor from the 50s up until … Continue reading The Admirable Kryten
It's been a few weeks since I last updated properly, simply because I haven't had very much to say which I suppose you could take as a good sign or as a bad sign of things. For one week only we were blessed with glorious summer weather her in Shropshire with one particular day getting … Continue reading The British Summer- Nice Wasn’t It?
A few bits of Jazz from along the spectrum to liven up a Wednesday First up Yorkshire born guitarist John McLaughlin with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, a band which was the first of his bands with unpronounceable names https://youtu.be/gv_bkS5VVaA Next up something from the Trad boom of the 1960s with Terry Lightfoot covering an old … Continue reading A Hump Day Musical Interlude
They seek him here, they seek him there. They seek that damn escaped Welsh Ferret everywhere There are many Elusive things in my life at the moment, the most obvious example being this first date with Sian, for which various factors have lead to several cancellations on that front. Most of them are related to … Continue reading The Crimson Pimple
I can't think of many places I would call a 'Sanctuary' these days, once upon time the Sandman would look to find wisdom and escape at houses of the church of the fermented hop and barley, but with nearly 17 years worth of pub trade experience going to a pub always has a bit of a … Continue reading Getaway
Do you prefer a bath or shower? I much prefer Showers as they are quicker, more economic and frankly I feel they are more hygienic. There is something about the idea of a bath which I just don't like, are you not just lying in a body of water populated by the grime and sweat you … Continue reading Share Your World 2015 week 30
Time and tide melt the snowman- The 7th Doctor, Time and the Rani In the series 6 finale of (new) Doctor Who, which went under the title of The Wedding of River Song, the plot revolves around time having fallen apart and all of history was happening at the same time so we have some wonderfully surreal … Continue reading Tick rock goes the clock.
"I await your punishment commander." So says Zondaal, one of the Ice Warriors in the Doctor Who story of the same name. Now taken out of context that line sounds a bit suspect and more like something you might read in 50 Shades of naffly written S&M porn and not something from a cheerful teatime adventure series. Is … Continue reading Say what?
What is the perfect pizza? Oh I say the hard ones first eh. I like quite a verity of toppings, Ross the chef at the Kynn does an especially good spicy pizza called the Stromboli. He also does a rather interesting veggie pizza with Spinach, Olives, Mozzarella and an egg, which is a curious addition. … Continue reading Share your World week 29
Sunlight shone through the crack in the curtains casting a thin beam of light across the room. As the sun rose, the beam of light finally extended to the girl sleeping soundly in the bed prompting her to wearily wake from her sleep. She was a little over 20 years of age but in terms of … Continue reading Awakening