Mondas Returns (we apologise but the Tenth Planet is delayed again due to bridge maintenance in Alpha Centurai)

The talk of this hidden planet which was supposed to collide with us and end the world on Saturday bought to mind the 1966 Doctor Who story "The Tenth Planet". This story is notable for two reasons: 1. It introduces the second most iconic Doctor Who monster: the Cybermen, and 2. It features the first change of … Continue reading Mondas Returns (we apologise but the Tenth Planet is delayed again due to bridge maintenance in Alpha Centurai)

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A Foggy Day on the Yorkshire Dales

Situation Vacant: An opportunity has opened up for a retired volunteer, preferably ex-military or ex-schoolmaster, to join duo of retired gentleman. The position requires leadership and discipline as well as a good level of physical fitness. A strong tolerance to obnoxious odours is advised but not required. Local knowledge of the era and contemporary history … Continue reading A Foggy Day on the Yorkshire Dales

Dash

"Your always in such a hurry these days," sighed Sarah. "You weren't like this even when you were on the wards." "Things change," replied Liz wistfully stirring her tea. "It can't be healthy for you being constantly on the go. You barely have any down time, it'll come back  and bite you in the arse." "Well perhaps … Continue reading Dash

Double Award

Mrs A stood at the front of the class room next to Mr Higgins, the art teacher who seemed to have ignored a line in student-teacher etiquette by allowing his students to address him informally as Bill, she smiled as the gaggle of students were filed into their seats and unpacked their satchels and they … Continue reading Double Award