A while ago, back when I was a little less neglectful, Kelee Morris (https://keleemorris.wordpress.com/ – not good with hyperlinks, sorry) nominated this little blog of mine for the Liebster Award. She asked first, and I said yes, and then forgot about it. I’ve been having an otherwise busy month, which is no excuse I know,… Continue reading The Liebster Award
I’ve heard many wonderful things about PG Wodehouse’s creation over the years, but I neither read the books nor saw the Laurie and Fry adaptations. I still haven’t seen the series, but I have now read the first book. And I fully concur with the glowing reviews. There’s a lightness to Wodehouse’s writing; it’s easy… Continue reading Carry On, Jeeves
The curse of 2016 has struck again. Sir Antony Jay, one half of the duo which created Sir Humphrey Appleby and Rt Hn Jim Hacker MP, has died, aged 86 after a long illness. RIP.
How much would you have to be paid to hitch-hike anywhere with a fridge in your hand-luggage? Tony Hawkes did it for a £100 bet. Round Ireland. In less than a month. The fridge cost more than the bet was worth. Round Ireland with a Fridge is the story of his journey, one May in… Continue reading Round Ireland with a Fridge
At this point in the selection of good children’s books, the target audience is teenagers. Children who are nearing adulthood and have the concentration and reading ability for longer, more complicated books. Children being given books like Pride & Prejudice or To Kill a Mockingbird or Lord of the Flies to study at school. And… Continue reading Top Ten Children’s Books: Part Three
Let me start by saying that not even studying To Kill a Mockingbird to within an inch of its life could make me hate it. I have always adored Scout, and it is a powerful story, probably made all the more so because of Scout’s age. Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings and… Continue reading Go Set a Watchman