Euro panic

Reading time: 3 mins

Not quite yet but the countdown has begun. Some “if I wear that t-shirt today I can’t take it with me” packing decisions have already been made and I’m pretty sure I know what books I’ll be taking with me. We have tins of haggis, oodles of teabags, tubes of germoline and 2000 Boots own-brand…

The Dying of Delight

Reading time: 2 mins

Where to begin? I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but any book that is described as “a spirited portrait of lives gone astray” is off to a pretty good start. The book tells the story of Silver and Edna, two women whose stories intertwine in many ways. It’s slightly odd in parts, exciting, funny…

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Lethargic

Reading time: 2 mins

Friday evening and as my family drive away I open the fridge, and crack open another beer. A quick check of the TV and I decide to finish that book I’ve been reading (review to follow). One page of text later and I’m done. Nice ending. Upstairs to the computer, a quick check that I…

Narnia

Reading time: 2 mins

Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic Bugger all on the TV last night so we headed to the cinema to catch The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Before I go any further I’ll point out that I’m pretty sure I read the books when I was younger but…

Football*

Reading time: 2 mins

“At the end of the day, to be honest, I think I can safely say that I take each post as it comes. Although I’ve always got on eye on the next game post, it’s usually end to end stuff.” Despite watching and (occasionally) playing football I rarely post about it mainly because I’m aware…

Ohh shush

Reading time: < 1 min

Louise and I don’t argue much. Not because we don’t fall out or have disagreements but because we realise, now, that arguing achieves nothing and sometimes we just have to agree to disagree. There is still the occasional spot of friction but that’s just the outcoming of being in a healthy relationship. I’m tending to…

Too early

Reading time: 2 mins

As the light slowly creeps across the buildings I find myself sitting at my desk, somewhat dazed and bemused. Surely it can’t be time to go back to work already, time to haul my body out of bed whilst it’s still dark, time to force cheap instant coffee down my throat in a valiant (if…

King Kong

Reading time: 2 mins

Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic “A beast of a movie” screams the poster although not as well as Naomi Watts screams later on… best movie scream ever? Maybe but it still doesn’t quite match the one in Home Alone (the bit with the spider). Back from a noisy cinema and initial reaction…