WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 21 – Another Month of War

A look at the major events of the conflict during April 2016 Saturday 1st British forces on the River Tigris renew their attempts to break Turkish lines and relieve the besieged garrison at Kut-al-Amara. Sunday 2nd More than 100 men and boys die in an explosion at the Explosives Loading Company munitions factory in Faversham, … Continue reading WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 21 – Another Month of War

April Monthy Musings: In Which I Rediscover My Green Fingers and Get Overexcited About Captain America

Tending the garden has always been something that I’ve enjoyed doing but of late it’s been one of the many things that has been put on the back burner whilst I tried to combine studying and working. Now that I’ve got my evenings and weekends back again I have felt the call of the shrubbery … Continue reading April Monthy Musings: In Which I Rediscover My Green Fingers and Get Overexcited About Captain America

The Wipers Times – faithful reproduction of the fifth chapter of the Herlock Shomes serialisation – 17th April 1916

This chapter appeared in the first volume of The “New Church” Times after Roberts & Pearson had been sent to Neuve Eglise. Herlock Shomes at it Again.                         CHARACTERS: - Same as last week                         CHAPTER 5 Snowflakes were falling heavily aroud Hordon Goose Farm, where we left Herlock with the fair Honoria. Breezy Bill, … Continue reading The Wipers Times – faithful reproduction of the fifth chapter of the Herlock Shomes serialisation – 17th April 1916

Terry Pratchett #speakhisname

Yesterday the Terry Pratchett Memorial Event was held at the Barbican in London. I wasn’t able to attend but did spend some of the evening thinking about how Sir Terry had affected my life. This is the result.I don’t remember exactly how old I was when I read my first Discworld novel (thirteen seems to … Continue reading Terry Pratchett #speakhisname

The Exams Are Done And I’m Back. Sort of.

Dobby is a Free Elf! My exams are over and there are no more on the horizon for the foreseeable future so I’ve finally got my evenings and weekends back and the nagging guilt that plagued me whenever I had a break from studying has now disappeared as I am legitimately allowed to do whatever … Continue reading The Exams Are Done And I’m Back. Sort of.