I’m writing this sat at a desk in Gladstone’s Library having spent the last two days listening to interesting people talk about their work and chatting to many lovely people over breakfast, lunch and dinner as we all came together for the library’s Hearth weekend. The last talk, which finished just over an hour ago, … More Monthly Musings: October 2016 – Random Acts of Kindness
Synopsis from Marvel: Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a brilliant yet arrogant neurosurgeon whose life is turned upside down when he barely survives a devastating car accident. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, he travels to the Far East where he becomes the protégé of the mysterious Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). A mystical being … More Film Review: Doctor Strange
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? Fifty years ago today, disaster stuck a small town in the Welsh valleys. It was one of the first disasters to be widely reported on television and the shocking footage was seen around the world. Aberfan was a mining town, but this disaster did not strike the…
I’m happy to have it. Heat all through the day, No need for a blanket! I shall now stop butchering “Food, glorious food” and explain why I’m delirious with happiness: I HAVE NEW BOILER AND ALL MY RADIATORS WORK PROPERLY AGAIN. So no more waking up in the morning and wondering if the bedroom had been … More Warmth, glorious warmth!
On 18th October 1916, exactly one hundred years ago, night had well and truly fallen over the Butte de Warlencourt when Sergeant Frederick Neville Woodger of “D” Coy, 3rd Regiment South African Infantry moved up to the front line, in the newly dug Pearse’s Trench at the base of the Butte. He would not see … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 27 – In Memory of One Who Fell
Having struggled with the workings of blogger for seven years now I felt it was time to follow a new path. So I’ve moved myself,over here to Word Press. I’ve not quite moved lock, stock and barrel, so blogger will continue to host the old version of “Where Kizzia Lives” and “Odds and Ends” as I … More Welcome to my new home!
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer (Book 1) by Rick Riordan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Having done the Greek Gods and the Egyptian Gods, Rick Riordan has now turned his attention to Norse Gods.
and, thanks to the power of technology, in an hour the first of twelve of my favourite poems – all of which you’ll eventually be able to find via my #kizziadoesnationalpoetryday tag – will appear on my tumblr, twitter and facebook without me physically doing anything. The other eleven remain waiting patiently in the queue for their … More Today is National Poetry Day …