Among the first few blogposts I wrote on here was this one about James Bowen, his trusty sidekick Bob the street cat and their book "A Street Cat Named Bob", which was published in March of 2012 and went on to top the UK's (and many other countries') bestseller list for up to a year... Continue Reading →
Series 2 of ITV's crime drama Broadchurch has ust finished airing and here's what I thought about it.
The 1st of March marks the celebration of St. David's Day, the patron saint of Wales. Welsh cakes are traditionally made on this day, here's how to do it.
I think it's safe to say that everyone knows how important it is to start your day with a healthy breakfast. If your body hasn't been fed, how is it supposed to function properly throughout the morning, right? Exactly. So, even if skipping breakfast in return for a few extra minutes spent in bed in... Continue Reading →
Not only has April 23rd been the International Day of the Book (or World Book Day) ever since 1995... for much longer it has also been the birthday (and death-day, actually) of a certain someone called William Shakespeare, and today we are celebrating it for the 450th time. Since the birthday boy is unable to... Continue Reading →
In the early hours of April 15th, 1912 the RMS Titanic bade her final farewell to the world and sank to the depths of the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg two hours and forty minutes earlier. I don't think there's much to be said about how and why this happened that hasn't been said... Continue Reading →
Last Tuesday I had a day off and after running a few errands in town I ended up browsing the "New Releases" blu-ray shelf at the local MediaMarkt (which is kind of a mix of HMV and Currys/Dixons). Not only did I find "The Day of the Doctor" there (and an unabridged version for a... Continue Reading →
When I first read about the River Thames frost fairs in a novel I was instantly fascinated by the idea. Living in a time and area where the winter is hardly ever cold enough for a small lake to freeze over solidly enough for ice-skating, it is a rather marvellous thought to have a mighty... Continue Reading →
Yesterday was the last Sunday of January, which meant that the English Civil War Society gathered on The Mall to hold their annual King's Army Parade to commemorate the execution of King Charles I on 30th January 1649. Elevated by his son, Charles II, to the position of a martyr, Charles I is immortalised in... Continue Reading →