Monthly Archives: February 2018

Film Review: Darkest Hour

Rating: 5 stars out of a possible 5. I rarely award a maximum rating to either a film or a book, but Darkest Hour is truly exceptional. It would be impossible to award less than five stars, because this is as … Continue reading

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The Invincible Black Arrows

A short story from my early days. Some of it is made up to add a little colour. Some of it is simply mis-remembered. Most of it is true. Our school banned football! Can you imagine? We couldn’t believe it. … Continue reading

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Selfie Addicts – The Cure

Whilst acting as the community taxi service for my wife as she attended a consultant’s appointment at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester this morning, I noticed a door which intrigued me. My immediate thought was that this must be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Early Man

Pun-packed Action Rating: 4 stars out of a possible 5. This short film is hilarious from beginning to end. I wouldn’t have thought it possible to pick so many classic puns into 89 minutes. I really loved every single one of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Secrets of Mental Math by Arthur Benjamin

Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician’s Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks by Arthur Benjamin My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really liked this book, and its accompanying video CD. The author is full of enthusiasm and … Continue reading

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Facebook – Emotional Blackmail Chains

I stirred up quite a lively discussion on Facebook this week when I stated my views about being asked to copy and paste posts that I see as being nothing short of emotional blackmail. It usually goes something like this. … Continue reading

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