Just scraping in on the last day of the month with this one, in three parts …. Words … November was NaNoWriMo month and I, along with thousands of other people have spent all their free time bashing out words in the hopes that they will reach the target of 50,000 words and have a … Continue reading November’s Monthly Musings … of words, war and a wonderful weekend
Yes, that's right, I can now officially put Published in front of Authoress in my bio (well I could if I had room) because my Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson short story Tales from the Riverbank has been published in the anthology A Murmuring of Bees, the latest offering from Improbable Press. Look at how lovely it … Continue reading “A Murmuring of Bees” makes a Publishing First for me!
Spoiler free review - 4 out of 5 stars First of all, the missing star is down to my personal view on what happened to one particular character at the end of the film and the casting of another. I can’t discuss my problems with the ending without including a boat load of spoilers so … Continue reading Film Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
4 out of 5 stars Bringing Harry Potter to the stage is an epic undertaking and I am happy to report that the staging and cast exceed expectations and have created an outstanding production. The magic is magical (there were more than a few moments when I could not work out how they had performed … Continue reading Theatre Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II at the Palace Theatre.
4 out of 5 stars I will say up front that I left the theatre utterly confused about what the point of the play was, thus I have only given it 4 stars overall. I had absolutely no problem understanding what was happening on the stage but what I couldn’t grasp was why I was … Continue reading Theatre Review: No Man’s Land at the Wyndham Theatre
5 out of 5 stars There isn’t really any way to describe Susan’s show other than utterly hilarious. I spent the entire hour laughing and left with ribs and mouth aching and a new appreciation of just how much laughter can lift your spirits. I found Susan Calman not through her comedy shows or her … Continue reading Review: Keep Calman Carry On – Susan Calman at the Soho Theatre, London
Second Lieutenant Eric Douglas Smart’s father wrote this letter and sent it to his son, who was serving with the 10thBn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment on the Western Front, on 18 November 1916. My dear little boy, As you say it does really seem sometimes as though the war has reached a deadlock. That is quite … Continue reading WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 28 – A Letter from a Father
and so today is the day that the people of America get to choose between Donald J Trump and Hillary Clinton to run their country for the next four years. Donald is a man barely qualified to run a business (and judging by his business’s track record that’s being kind) who has been recorded saying … Continue reading It is November 8th 2016 …
Because it's NaNoWriMo time! If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is, hop over to the SciFiFantasy network and check out my article on the subject. If you, too, are about to embark on 30 days of locking your inner editor up and frantically spilling words onto the page with careless abandon then come find me … Continue reading Remember, remember the first of November starts a glorious season of plot …