Category Archives: Popular Culture

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Downton Abbey Film Review

It’s no secret that Downton Abbey is my favourite television show of the 21st Century.  I love everything about it.  The era, the mostly gentle storylines, the costumes, grant houses and beautiful countryside, the witty insults and quotes and the … Continue reading

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Quotable Tennyson

Last week I posted on the birthday of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.  It is little known but this Poet Laureate is actually the ninth most quoted literary figure.   Whilst not in the same league as Shakespeare  or perhaps as entertaining … Continue reading

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The Ice Cream Index of Happiness

It turns out it really is the simple things in life that do the most to uplift you’re feelings, at least if you’re British and it’s summer time. Chocolate and donating to charity give British people the most happiness per … Continue reading

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Supporting BBC Comic Relief with a very special Sherlock tour

Today is Easter Monday and though I’m working as I have done every day so far this year, it seems like an apt time to make this post considering the time of year. One of the nice things I like … Continue reading

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Colette – Film Review

It has been a few weeks since I had been to the Pictures and when I got up last Wednesday, I hadn’t planned to be going again on that particular day.  Christmas is a bad time to see anything good … Continue reading

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Top 10 films of 2018

It’s become tradition that every year I do a blog post listing my favourite television programmes and films of the year. As for the big screen, I don’t think it has been a classic year either.  I don’t think anything … Continue reading

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A long farewell to Rick, a bitter-sweet scene with Hershel…. The Walking Dead.

Its not often I write a third blog post in a week.  I’m writing this on Tuesday, having just watched the latest instalment of The Walking Dead. I’ve been a long time fan of the Walking Dead television show.  It’s … Continue reading

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