Book review: G.S. Denning’s Warlock Holmes

I’ve been listening to my Audible library trying to get through some of the things I bought on a two-for-one credit sale a while back. I’ve got some highbrow stuff floating through the archive, but, well, also some gentle, familiar, and plain comedy stuff. One such two-for-one purchase was the first two books of G.S.Continue reading “Book review: G.S. Denning’s Warlock Holmes”

Livin’ la vida loca

My livin’ la vida loca over the past few months has definitely taken a different turn to the way I thought it would. So today I’m doing another imagination blog, about the holiday I can’t wait to go on in Spain when we are able to go there safely. So, deeply coloured by the memoryContinue reading “Livin’ la vida loca”

I knew I loved you

While this is a fabulous cheesy love song (and a fabulously cheesy rumba), I don’t want to write about love this evening. Instead, I want to reminisce about the time when Savage Garden was cool. And not ironically. When I was younger, we went around to my aunt and uncle’s house often; they lived nearby,Continue reading “I knew I loved you”

I’ll Find You

I’ll find you – jut hold on and I’ll find you. It’s been a difficult time for mental health, and that didn’t start with lockdown, but lockdown and things like social justice movements that take over the interwebs like Black Lives Matter have thrown things into quite stark relief. This song highlights the type ofContinue reading “I’ll Find You”

Book(s) review: James Herriot’s collected works

Having moved to the UK a bit over six months ago, and having spent three of those months pretty much limited to my flat, I have not had the chance to explore the country like I was hoping to. I know I still have a lot of time to get exploring, and I am soContinue reading “Book(s) review: James Herriot’s collected works”

Radar Love

I think this was voted one of the best ever driving songs on the very scientific poll on Top Gear once, and I totally see why. It conjours some delicious connotations of driving off into the distance, especially framing driving as part of the joy – we want to enjoy not only the destination, butContinue reading “Radar Love”

Angels

“I sit and wait. Does an angel, contemplate my fate?” This is a definite throwback banger from being a tween and yowling along. I actually rather enjoy Robbie Williams’ take on music, particularly his old-school vibe – the tattooed Sinatra-act. The Sunday Sads are slowly creeping over me as I sit in the lounge, withContinue reading “Angels”