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.

What is Travel? Some thoughts …

“One more step and I’ll be the furthest away from home I’ve ever been.”That line, or something close to it at any rate, is uttered by Sam Gamgee to Frodo during the earliest stages of the journey that ended at Mount Doom, and has always struck a chord with me. Frodo, already worried about the … Continue reading What is Travel? Some thoughts …

Fifty Shades of Grey

I'm posting this as I've been involved in several on-line discussions about the film and I wanted to make my own views perfectly clear before I bow out of any further discussions on the subject. I'm not stopping talking about it because I don't care, quite the opposite in fact. I care too much because I … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Grey

Words from the Week

Very unsurprisingly, I’ve been thinking a lot about freedom of speech this week. For me, the ability to speak my mind, share my thoughts, question things I’m not comfortable with, is something I value extremely highly. There have been a lot of quotes, hashtags, and articles flying around in the wake of the terrorist attack … Continue reading Words from the Week

Words from the Week

Another update written on a train!This time on my way to London for a Q&A session with Judi Dench, thanks the wonderful Katri giving me her spare ticket. There's now a small review for this (yes, I've edited the post) and you can find it here if you're interested, but otherwise, this is what the … Continue reading Words from the Week

Words from the Week

Firstly, if I could manage to talk about the Ferguson decision and my feelings towards those people in positions of power who have willingly perverted the course of justice to protect a murderer and hide institutionalised racism without resorting to streams of four letter words and incoherent raging, I would. As it is, I send … Continue reading Words from the Week

Words from the Week

This week saw one cinema trip and one theatre visit:I had my second viewing of The Imitation Game last Friday (its opening night in the UK), after a lovely pub tea with Cat, Lucy and Sue. It was even better the second time round and I’m wondering if I can fit in a third viewing … Continue reading Words from the Week

Words from the Week

Well, there seems to have been an awful lot happening but I don’t have much to show for it. I wrote and posted last Thursday’s instalment on a train on my way to spend the weekend in London. That particular journey is an annual pilgrimage to attend the service at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, … Continue reading Words from the Week

Words from the week

Firstly, I ficced! I got home last Friday night and felt in need of some cute puppy snuggles with a side of naughty teasing. So I wrote some. Titled “It is Halloween, John. What did you expect?” it involves Sherlock, John, and a Labrador puppy. What more could you possibly need? Do I hear you … Continue reading Words from the week

Words from the Week

I’ve been somewhat lax about posting this year. In fact I’ve been pretty awful. This isn’t to say there haven’t been posts, there have. Quite a respectable number in fact. What there hasn’t been is any regularity to them and I want to fix that.My cunning plan to address this scheduling issue is probably obvious … Continue reading Words from the Week