Weak as water

So I failed. And it didn’t take long. After proclaiming that I was going to avoid all Xmas-related food until at least 1st December, I’ve fallen at my own first hurdle. My mum came to stay with us for a long weekend and (generously) brought…

Inhumans coming to S.H.I.E.L.D.?

I really quite like this theory/rumour/potential spoiler. If you haven’t seen the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., look away now. Could they be about to introduce some Inhumans into the story? I hope so. I had Skye marked as either a) Jessica Drew, b) Bobbie…

Everything is awesome

Well, not quite. But seriously, when it comes to technology, I’m getting to the stage where it’s starting to amaze me. Maybe it’s a sign I’m getting old, or maybe it’s a sign that technological advances are speeding up and getting more useful. Either way,…

Farage continues to spout crap

And now he’s a historian. Seemingly happy to sacrifice another 100,000 lives to somehow prevent the rise of the Nazi movement. Ukip leader believes Germany should have been forced to unconditionally surrender, even if it cost 100,000 more casualties Who were well-known for their respect…

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Review: The Hobbit

After seeing the trailer for the third instalment of the Hobbit saga at the cinema yesterday, I realised I’d never seen any of these films. The third one looks okay, actually and I might go and see it. But only if I’ve managed the first two…

Seems like a charming man

Nigel Farage’s UKIP have managed to maintain a technical grouping (Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy) in the European Parliament by convincing a Polish MEP to join them. Boy, he seems like a charmer. According to the Guardian: For instance, he thinks women’s opinions are…

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Review: Interstellar

@FrankDJS and I braved yesterday afternoon’s blustery weather and went to see Interstellar in our local picture-house. I have to admit, I was bracing myself for its three-hour duration (plus ads and trailers!) but it actually flew by. It’s visually impressive and the soundtrack is mind-blowing….

Nano-progress

I’ve once again signed up for NaNoWriMo, the annual attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in a single month. To be clear, it’s about getting a fairly coherent narrative onto the page, not a perfectly-edited final draft. For me, it’s about proving to myself that…

Ed Miliband must read my blog

Really, he must. That’s the only conclusion I can arrive at, seeing as he’s also proposing reform of the House of Lords and the creation of a UK Senate, outside of London, to better represent the whole country. Back in September, I noted the same,…

Go home, weather. You’re drunk.

Seriously? It’s 31st October and it’s 21C and sunny in Central London. Whaaaa? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I checked the weather before I left home and wasn’t caught out. I also managed to fit in two lovely long walks in the sun…