WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 9 – Gallipoli

I don’t think I can say anything about the anniversary of this disastrous campaign, which was masterminded by Winston Churchill, that hasn’t been said many times over in the past week, and far more eloquently than I could manage. That said, I simply can’t ignore the anniversary. So, as is often my want where emotional situations … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 9 – Gallipoli

Film Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron (spoiler free)

Summary from IMDb: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. This is going to be little different from my usual reviews because the first part of this was written before I saw … More Film Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron (spoiler free)

Book Review: A Pride of Poppies: Modern GLBTQI fiction of the Great War (an anthology edited by Julie Bozza)

Ten authors – in thirteen stories – explore the experiences of GLBTQI people during World War I. In what ways were their lives the same as or different from those of other people? A London pub, an English village, a shell-hole on the Front, the outskirts of Thai Nguyen city, a ship in heavy weather … More Book Review: A Pride of Poppies: Modern GLBTQI fiction of the Great War (an anthology edited by Julie Bozza)

Words from the Week, otherwise known as the one where I shout hurrah!

Yes, hurrah! Really quite loudly. This is because yesterday, after a rather long silence that I feared meant the worst, I found out that both requests I made back in December in respect of my job have been approved. I am therefore a proudly promoted person with a nice new job title and a respectable … More Words from the Week, otherwise known as the one where I shout hurrah!