Monthly Musings – January 2017

Scraping in almost at the last possible minute with this - please excuse any tiredness induced typos! An awful lot has happening in the world this month, and a lot of it has been awful. Part of me thinks that I should be shouting how angry and upset I am about it all from the … Continue reading Monthly Musings – January 2017

WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 30 – War as drawn by man who illustrated Winnie the Pooh

I must admit that until I came across this book in my local bookshop I had no idea that E. H. Shepard, best know to us all as the man who illustrated A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, had served in WWI, never mind that he’d drawn his way through the trenches (although that should have … Continue reading WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 30 – War as drawn by man who illustrated Winnie the Pooh

Book Review: London Falling

London Falling by Paul Cornell My rating: 5 of 5 stars I started reading this book and put it aside after the first 30 pages because I was struggling to work out what was going on, wasn’t sure I liked any of the characters and … I just didn't feel like it was going to work … Continue reading Book Review: London Falling

Magpie rhymes

While I was walking the dog today I found myself - thanks to the many magpies who live in the woods we were tramping through - thinking about magpie rhymes. More specifically, I found myself thinking this one: One for a death, Two for a life, Three for a husband, Four for a wife, Five … Continue reading Magpie rhymes