I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if million of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened… As if yesterday’s news of the passing of George Michael wasn’t sad enough, today the Star Wars community is in mourning for the passing of Carrie Fisher. Carrie’s […]Read more "Farewell Carrie"
This year we made our annual pilgrimage to Cornwall while stopping over at Glastonbury and taking in the surrounding area.Read more "Holiday 2016 – Glastonbury & Cornwall"
You have only 24 hours to save the world… Well what would you do..? The story centres around Zack Lightman, a typical American high-school teenager with a passion for gaming. Orphaned 19 years earlier when his father was killed in a freak accident at a sewage works lives with his mother, a vivacious widow who […]Read more "Book Review – Armada by Ernest Cline"
I recently came across this book and thought to myself “what the hell” I’ll give it a read as I’m travelling to work at present using the tram (Metrolink). While the title conjures up images of being a “self-help” book, after reading the first few pages it was anything but and I was drawn in… […]Read more "Book Review – Life Lessons from a Total Failure"
This morning on Radio 2 I was listening to an interview of the Iranian born Broadway star Ramin Karimloo who got the song “Ahead by a century” by The Tragically Hip played on Radio 2 (Kudos to you man!!!) and he dropped the bombshell that Gordon Downie, the lead singer of The Tragically Hip played […]Read more "The Tragically Hip – End of an Era?"
Can you remember the last time you looked up at the night sky and marvelled at the heavens above? Depending on where you live you may hardly see any stars at all let alone a dark night sky and it’s all thanks to light pollution!Read more "To See The Stars"
Today I learnt that one of my earliest sci-fi heroes Gareth Thomas has passed away from heart failure. While many people will remember him for portrayal of idealist & freedom fighter Roj Blake in Blakes 7, this was not his first foray into playing a sci-fi role. Back in 1976 there was an ambitious Anglo-German […]Read more "Gareth Thomas (1945 – 2016)"