Monthly Archives: January 2018

Book Review: The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named

The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named by John Keay My rating: 4 of 5 stars As a surveyor, I was fascinated by the exploits of my forebears. It is an amazing … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Book review | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Keith’s Fond Farewell

If we were having coffee, I would be proud to tell you about a most joyous and memorable event that I attended on Friday afternoon. Make yourselves comfortable and feel free to help yourselves to freshly-brewed refills at any time. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in weekendcoffeeshare | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Scotch Pies

Do we miss anything that we can find in abundance? Do we take something for granted if it is readily available? The answer to both of those questions is usually, “No.” Of course, the converse is true. If we can’t … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in food, Personal | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Under river, outside time: The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly

Originally posted on Portals of London:
When the Woolwich foot tunnel closed for repairs in 2011, it should have been a routine job. The pathway had been providing pedestrians with a quick route beneath the Thames since 1912. A century…

Rate this:

Posted in Personal | Leave a comment

First, Last, Everything

Georgey Spanswick has an evening show, every weekday, on all BBC Local Radio stations in England. It is very popular and she is a lot of fun. The production team go to a lot of trouble to cover a wide … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in music, Personal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Diamonds smash 11 past Neerdowells

On Saturday, I travelled with my veterans hockey team, Andover Diamonds, to Haslemere, where we somewhat overwhelmed the opposition. Here’s the match report, written by team manager, Mike Boyne. Diamonds dominate in Haslemere and take their goal tally past 50 … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Andover Diamonds, hockey | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: The Fireborn by Trent McDonald

The Fireborn by Trent McDonald My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a great story, taking the Arthurian legend into the modern day. The events are delightfully unbelievable, yet they spin together well and the flow and logic is … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Book review | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments