Monthly Archives: December 2014

It’s that time again… 2014 blogging in review

This is now my third end of year report having been on WordPress for almost 2.5 years.  It’s been a long road, getting from there to here. Thank-you to everyone who reads my blog whether regularly or infrequently or those … Continue reading

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The Top Movies and TV Shows of 2014

Until a few weeks ago I thought that 2014 was going to turn out to be a relatively poor year for cinema-goers.  There was a flurry of interesting films in the spring but with a total lack of big name … Continue reading

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Q & A with blogger, author and all round nice gal Ekaterina Botziou

This weekend sees my birthday and as such I thought I’d do something a little different with blog to celebrate by spending some online time with one of my favourite bloggers, Ekaterina Botziou. Ekaterina isn’t your typical blogger and author … Continue reading

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The Christmas Truce and football match of 1914.

Whilst we are getting ready to enjoy or in some cases already enjoying our Christmas in 2014, it is worth remembering what was happening 100 years ago not so far from where I am writing today.  In what is perhaps … Continue reading

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The Box of Delights

30 years ago, I like many other young children and many an adult, was enthralled with The Box of Delights on BBC1.  It is a delightful telling of the classic story of the same name by John Masefield and is … Continue reading

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Diary Rooms – Being human on the front line in Afghanistan

Following my recent review of Kajaki, I was hit by an unexpected frenzy of interest from those involved with the film participants in the war in Afghanistan in generally.  One interesting email I received was from Derek Eland, himself a … Continue reading

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Facebook is changing so Tsu me

I was one of the last people to take to Facebook.  I was and am too busy to spend time looking at Selfies and when I communicate with friends I prefer to actually meet them or at least write to … Continue reading

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