WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 3 – Acts of Remembrance

Two acts, to be precise, both involving flowers. One I suspect most people are already aware of, and involves sculpted flowers, the other involves live flowers and currently hasn’t had much publicity. I’ll start with the poppies at the tower or “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” to give the art installation its proper … Continue reading WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 3 – Acts of Remembrance

Words from the Week

I’ve been somewhat lax about posting this year. In fact I’ve been pretty awful. This isn’t to say there haven’t been posts, there have. Quite a respectable number in fact. What there hasn’t been is any regularity to them and I want to fix that.My cunning plan to address this scheduling issue is probably obvious … Continue reading Words from the Week

Film Review: The Imitation Game

I’ve kept this review as spoiler free as possible. If it therefore seems rather short, and a little fuzzy on specifics, I apologise but it can’t be helped. Once the film has gone on general release there will be a further, far more detailed, post of my thoughts on both the film and on Alan … Continue reading Film Review: The Imitation Game

In which I celebrate National Poetry Day

Well, you didn’t think I’d forgotten, did you? It will probably please you to know that I’m not going to subject you to one of my own attempts (although I do have a half finished sonnet - purportedly written by Sherlock, for John, during his years away - that seems to be calling to me … Continue reading In which I celebrate National Poetry Day