WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 23 – On the Eve of Battle

On this night, one hundred years ago, men were packed into trenches and billets all along the battle front of the Somme. Overhead, shells continued to fly from the heavy artillery that had been pounding the German lines for weeks. This bombardment, their officers assured them, would destroy the barbed wire, the machine gun posts, … Continue reading WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 23 – On the Eve of Battle

Monthly Musings: June 2016

A lot can change in a month. This is especially true when that month includes a retreat that gives you the head-space and time to really look at your life and decide what you want to keep, what you think has outlived its usefulness, and what you want to bring in fresh. Which means there … Continue reading Monthly Musings: June 2016

Theatre Review: Romeo and Juliet – Garrick (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company)

I booked a ticket to see this the moment they went on sale for two reasons; firstly, I wanted to see Richard Madden and Lilly James act together again since I adored Cinderella and another opportunity to see them under Kenneth Branagh’s direction wasn’t to be passed up; secondly, I’d not seen Romeo and Juliet … Continue reading Theatre Review: Romeo and Juliet – Garrick (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company)