As I tackle my triple-figure inbox this morning, I’m feeling distinctly nostalgic for the old-fashioned letter. Emails, eh? Who really needs or wants them? Not me, that’s for sure. Continue reading “Who Needs Email Anyway?”→
From the May issue of the Hawkesbury Parish News, a post about coming home from holiday to our Gloucestershire village
It’s always good to come back to Hawkesbury after any holiday, no matter how enjoyable. This Easter was no exception.
We’d just spent two weeks in our camper van, touring the flatter parts of northern Europe. It was unnerving to know we were often driving below sea level, but the flip side was it made cycling a joy. Taking our bikes off the back of the van to go for a family cycle, we didn’t so much pedal as glide. The level roadways provided the perfect surface for lazy, unmuscled cyclists like me. Continue reading “The Green Hills of Home”→
I don’t often join in games on Facebook, but when my friend Lisa tagged me to name seven favourite films on seven consecutive days, I couldn’t resist joining in what sounded like a cinematic equivalent to one of my favourite classic BBC Radio 4 programmes, Desert Island Discs.Continue reading “7 Films in 7 Days”→
This post was written on 12th October, the day of the general release of the filmSuffragettes, for the November edition of the Tetbury Advertiser.
Today I did two things I’d never done before: I went to the cinema alone, and I saw a film on the day of its general release.
Though I’d wanted to see Suffragette for ages, I don’t usually get round to seeing films until they’re out on DVD, unless they’re children’s movies such as Minions, whose bright yellow and blue merchandise is everywhere just now. Continue reading “Votes for Minions”→