He’s not the Messiah!

He’s not the Messiah!

But, by God, he was funny. I came to Monty Python relatively late. The original TV series were first shown when I was still pretty young, so I only really became aware of it thanks to later repeats. However, once I knew about it, I loved it. Still do. So today is a...
The Curse of Dr Who

The Curse of Dr Who

(The Daleks – wondering whether it’s time to call the whole thing off. Image ©BBC) Those of a certain age, will remember the first time that Dr Who came around, running from the 1960s through to the end of the 1980s. For those who don’t recall, our...
The Wigtown Trilogy (unofficial)

The Wigtown Trilogy (unofficial)

A while ago, I put a little posting up on here about Wigtown – Scotland’s national book town which is only a mere 30-odd miles or so from my home. I mentioned that it is a wonderful, bookish sort of place and that it has a rather fine book festival each...
That was the decade that was…

That was the decade that was…

Well, here we are at the end of 2019 and about to embark on a new decade. Well, unless you’re one of the pedantic types who says that the next decade doesn’t actually start until 2021 ‘cos there wasn’t a year zero. Which sounds mathematically...
Sea Fever

Sea Fever

The other day, I was sitting around doing something or other (as you do) when Glenda sent me a link to a video. At first, I didn’t pay it much attention but when I got around to watching it, I was absolutely entranced. It isn’t very long – only about...
Forging ahead…

Forging ahead…

No, no, it’s OK – don’t all groan at once. I bet you all thought that I was getting back into my bad old habits didn’t you? Nothing new on here for over three weeks, but there are good reasons for that – we’ve been a tad busy round...