We’re out!!!

It's 11pm here in the UK and midnight in Brussels - and after 47 years, we're out! OK, technically, we've got a period of 'transition' (whatever that means!) but the people have spoken! I voted remain, and I can't help think that this is the worst decision ever for our country. Our children (and children's…

Doctor Who – Series 12, Episode 5 – “Fugitive of the Judoon”

We're exactly halfway through this series, and after last week's very satisfying episode, I wonder if this week's will be as good? SYNOPSIS: The Judoon have marched their way into modern Gloucester on the hunt for a fugitive. Who are they pursuing and why is the Doctor involved? Reserve your space behind the settee for…

Doctor Who – Series 12, Episode 4 – “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror”

After an enjoyable (and thought-provoking) couple of opening episodes to this new series, last week's was, for me, a real 'yawn-fest' 😴. I'm hoping therefore, tonight's story is going to get Who back on track... 🤔 SYNOPSIS: It's 1903, and someone (or something) is sabotaging Nikola Tesla's generator plant at Niagara Falls. And in a…

Film: 1917

★★★★★ We drove over to Cineworld at Rushden Lakes to see the recently released flick '1917' (after having to cancel last Sunday). Sam Mendes directs and shares writing duties for this World War 1 adventure. It's based on stories recounted by Sam Mendes's grandfather — Alfred Mendes — and stars a host of famous faces…

Doctor Who – Series 12, Episode 3 – “Orphan 55”

★★★ First class CGI together with the scariest monsters since the 'Weeping Angels', all supported by a plot line that moved at pace! Every actor gave it their all, and the production qualities were akin to a movie. 😊 The Dregs So, I'm not sure why this episode bored me rigid! I guess it all…

The RSC: King John

https://youtu.be/bkcHzvP3KtQ This afternoon was a unique opportunity to see Shakespeare's rarely performed production of 'King John' at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. We met Chris and Gill at theirs and headed over to the Theatre in time for a spot of lunch followed by the performance at 1.30pm. (The lunch incidentally, was superb!) I wasn't familiar…

Holiday: Israel – Day 4 (2020)

The Hall of Names, Yad Vashem, Israel The weather forecast for today, Wednesday, is not so good! In a word: 'showers'! In another word: 'cold'! Time then, to discover more of Israel, but from the inside of somewhere! 🥶🥶 To maintain our sense of adventure (but mostly to dodge the showers!) we're diving again into…