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

Film Review: Cinderella

Summary from IMDb:When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.Having been gifted an unlimited cinema pass for my birthday I thought I’d better make the most of … Continue reading Film Review: Cinderella

Book Review: A Pride of Poppies

A Pride of Poppies by Julie Bozza My rating: 4 of 5 stars Quite often the blurb for a book exaggerates, or offers a promise that the words inside simply do not deliver. I am pleased to say that, in the case of A Pride of Poppies, the stories within do much, much more. Each … Continue reading Book Review: A Pride of Poppies

Slightly Late Words from the Week

Which, respectively, are Lovely, Excellent and Noooooooo!I’ll work backwards and start with the Noooooooo. Which was my cry on Wednesday when I discovered that it’s possible to corrupt Word and Scrivener files by using them on both a Mac and a Windows PC via a USB stick. To cut a long story short (and because … Continue reading Slightly Late Words from the Week

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 pay … Continue reading Words from the Week, otherwise known as the one where I shout hurrah!