WotD: Penance

When I was in my final two years year of Secondary School my school life was hell. Due to size reasons for the core subjects the year was split in two with Six Classes for each of the subjects and divided into ability, so two top groups, two middle and two remedial/bottom, as it had … Continue reading WotD: Penance

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Time for Tea

Reposting an opening for the Word of the Day Challenge: Tea

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“Good afternoon noon sir,” beamed the waiter. “Have you made a reservation?”

“Indeed I have, the name Kesten Grenville.” Grenville said coldly.

The waiter checked his list and located the name on the list. “Oh yes sir, I see you are booked in for afternoon tea. Your guest has already arrived and is seated.”

“So I see,” stated Grenville as he scanned the restaurant.

“My I take your jacket?” Queried the waiter.

“A £12,000 jacket in the hands of a man who styles his hair with brylcream?” Barked Grenville, “I think you know the answer to that. I’m grown man, I think I am capable of having afternoon tea and not spilling it down myself.”

“Very good sir,” said the waiter guiding Grenville to the table. “Is this meeting  social or business?”

“Both.” Answered Grenville as he took his seat at the table. “I’ll take a pot of Earl Grey…

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The B-Movie Quest is the Quest

Reblogging as part of the Word of the Day Challenge: Quest

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My look at the first season continues with a look at the fifth story in the season: The Keys of Marinus, written by Dalek creator Terry Nation and directed by one-time only Doctor Who director John Gorrie.

For those of you of up on your Doctor Wholore you will have noticed that I skipped story four, Marco Polo,  and you probably know the reason why. For those out of the loop, Marco Polo is one the stories that was a victim of the BBC archive purge and no print of the story is known to have survived, an off-air sound track exists but I feel that since the story has no video to accompany the sound I cannot give an accurate and honest examination.

So, Keys of Marinus, is it any good? In short, no. It is the first real turkey of a story and is pretty much a…

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Enraptured Audience

In response to the Word of the Day Challenge: Enrapture. This is a repost of “your Daily Word Prompt” of the same word.

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When Mrs A informed me she had joined my old theatre group just before Christmas I was amused. She was cast as half of a pantomime cow in the pantomime of that year, which was based on Jack and the Beanstalk but more had an element of The Goodies about it (the giant was played by a guy who was 5ft1 and had the immortal line “there is more to being a giant then size you know”) and as I was working I missed that performance.

I did however see her next play in which she disrobed on stage and while watching it I couldn’t help think, I hope none of her classes are here. I am not sure if they’d feel they were an enraptured or a captured audience….

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