A Fyne Meal?

Gosh, we haven’t been here for a good many years - Loch Fyne in Elton - Last time we were here was February 2008 and before that, our first visit, New Year’s Eve 2005. We met up with our good friends, Mick and Jane just after 7.30 and surprisingly for a Friday night, the place…

Is this the real thing..?

Are we the last couple to catch Bohemian Rhapsody whilst it was showing at the local Odeon?- Quite possibly!We opted for the 2.30 performance in Screen 2 which was about 10% full when the movie rolled.Was it any good though? Given the haemorrhaging of actors for the title role and a troubled production process, it…

Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 8 – ‘The Witchfinders’

Well, at least I got the start tie right this week! It’s 6.29:55 and I’m ready!Opening scenes looked good - another serious story-line - and a Witch is about to be dunked!6.38: One dead ‘un and the Doctor’s now a Witchfinder General.6.41: King James makes an appearance - and the pantomime season has arrived early…

Frank’s – A Hidden Gem

Bev & Julie picked us up tonight for a journey into ‘old’ Kettering. More specifically, Frank’s Pizzeria located in Havelock Street.In spite of living in Kettering for over 20 years, we’d never discovered Frank’s! The establishment has apparently been in business since dinosaurs roamed the one-way system here, and although Frank is now looking down…

Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 7 – ‘Kerblam!’

Here we are then! past the half-way mark for this series and we’re into titles with exc!amation marks - surely a slippery slope downwards from here on in!I tend to prefer the serious Who-storylines and so with the promise of the always-hilarious Lee Mack in the cast, I have a feeling this episode is not…

Shiny Things!

A short drive to Stanford Hall just before Lunch today at the invitation of Tarratt (now Pragnell) the Jewellers.It was a cold start to the day, but turned out to be perfect weather (and occasion) to let the Cat out of the bag for a few hours! (and judging by the cars in the car-park last…

The Sound of… Bookends

After picking up Jo, Janet & Carol, we headed off to Kilworth House this evening for a spot of nosebag and evening with the Simon & Garfunkel tribute act - Dan Haynes & Pete Richards aka ‘Bookends’. We haven’t been to Kilworth for over a year - last time was in September 2017, to see…

John Lewis Christmas Advert (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNbSgMEZ_Tw&w=560&h=315 Here we are then: the second Friday in November, 8am, and the new John Lewis Christmas advert for 2018 has been released. The Boy and the Piano…Here is the official storyline from JL… “This year’s story is about the power of a gift. And how that gift inspired, changed and influenced the course of…

Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 6 – ‘Demons of the Punjab’

Oh dear! For me, this series is just going from bad to worse. Nothing wrong with the acting, it’s just the very simplistic scripts and the lack of any real tension, resulting in truly FORGETTABLE episodes. The Media too, are now starting to ask questions about the Programme and its overall tone.Last week’s: The Tsuranga…

Floats my Boat!

Another first today for me, as David & I travelled over to Leamington to visit the Annual International Model Boat Show for 2018 at the Warwickshire Events Centre. Today was the first day, and the event runs until Sunday.Programme and more information HERE (.pdf)We arrived just before the doors opened at 10am - and the…