William Blake – book review

By the Tate Gallery This is not so much a review of this book, good though it is, rather it’s a review of William Blake himself. Before you think that sounds a bit presumptuous I’ll explain. This isn’t actually a

William Blake – book review

By the Tate Gallery This is not so much a review of this book, good though it is, rather it’s a review of William Blake himself. Before you think that sounds a bit presumptuous I’ll explain. This isn’t actually a

Someone did the decent thing this morning

Since the end of the lockdown, or perhaps I should say Lockdown 1 as it seems it’s likely it’s no longer a singular, I’ve been preparing to move house to be closer to my muse. As a result I cleared

Someone did the decent thing this morning

Since the end of the lockdown, or perhaps I should say Lockdown 1 as it seems it’s likely it’s no longer a singular, I’ve been preparing to move house to be closer to my muse. As a result I cleared

C3PO has moved out

R2D2 is sad now. After lockdown came to its end I decided that I’m going to move to Colchester to be nearer my muse. Not seeing each other for three months will do that for you and it seemed to

C3PO has moved out

R2D2 is sad now. After lockdown came to its end I decided that I’m going to move to Colchester to be nearer my muse. Not seeing each other for three months will do that for you and it seemed to

Four ambulances and an apocalypse

Some years ago I was stopped on an apparently open road by a policeman standing in front of an unattended ambulance. My curiosity, and perhaps my slight irritation about why I couldn’t continue with my journey, was soon answered. A

Four ambulances and an apocalypse

Some years ago I was stopped on an apparently open road by a policeman standing in front of an unattended ambulance. My curiosity, and perhaps my slight irritation about why I couldn’t continue with my journey, was soon answered. A

How things have changed, or not changed, with the virus

People are saying how much has changed in just a few weeks. Suddenly people are at home, with their children full time, getting food has become more like foraging, socialisation has stopped and the government is acting completely out of

How things have changed, or not changed, with the virus

People are saying how much has changed in just a few weeks. Suddenly people are at home, with their children full time, getting food has become more like foraging, socialisation has stopped and the government is acting completely out of

Venturing out amid the virus

People used to tell me that I should get out more. For the past few years I’ve been working from home as the sort of writing that is my day job means I don’t I don’t need to be in

Venturing out amid the virus

People used to tell me that I should get out more. For the past few years I’ve been working from home as the sort of writing that is my day job means I don’t I don’t need to be in

I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – Review

For those of you in the know, and you know who you are, you’ll be aware that BBC Radio 4 is the soundtrack of my being. All of life is on Radio 4, which makes it a pretty big platform.

I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – Review

For those of you in the know, and you know who you are, you’ll be aware that BBC Radio 4 is the soundtrack of my being. All of life is on Radio 4, which makes it a pretty big platform.

Bournemouth, Wimborne, and how not to be a tourist

A few weeks ago, we went to Bournemouth, I say we went to Bournemouth, we actually went to Wimborne but in the two or three days we were there we visited Bournemouth twice and only really slept in Wimborne. I

Bournemouth, Wimborne, and how not to be a tourist

A few weeks ago, we went to Bournemouth, I say we went to Bournemouth, we actually went to Wimborne but in the two or three days we were there we visited Bournemouth twice and only really slept in Wimborne. I

R2D2 gets his reward for good behaviour over the holidays

After a relatively well-behaved holiday season R2D2 was rewarded with a trip out to see The Rise of Skywalker on Saturday night. He’s been increasingly bothersome since we got back from the visit to relatives over Christmas and I’d just

R2D2 gets his reward for good behaviour over the holidays

After a relatively well-behaved holiday season R2D2 was rewarded with a trip out to see The Rise of Skywalker on Saturday night. He’s been increasingly bothersome since we got back from the visit to relatives over Christmas and I’d just

R2D2 isn’t coming to New Year’s Eve

Well, we’ve got as far as New Year’s Eve and R2D2 has been behaving himself. He had a good Christmas, although he did try to sneak away with my prawn cocktail before I took him off the table and put

R2D2 isn’t coming to New Year’s Eve

Well, we’ve got as far as New Year’s Eve and R2D2 has been behaving himself. He had a good Christmas, although he did try to sneak away with my prawn cocktail before I took him off the table and put