If I am looking for a good, easy, and exciting, read there are only a few authors I look to, one being Stephen King but another is John Grisham. Always dependable.
Joel Backman is a notorious power…2016-12-03
I am a great fan of Billy Connolly and it has been some time since I have seen his show either in person or on television. To see him come on stage to a full house of fans at the SSE as he is now was…2016-11-30
This is a series of anecdotes from the much-admired actress Diane Keaton, who starred in the Godfather films as well as several Woody Allen films. It is ostensibly themed around various aspects of beauty…2016-11-27
Ever since MEATliquor opened back in 2011 I have wanted to visit this burger restaurant as I had heard so much about it but every time I have passed by there has been a queue and I have not been in the…2016-11-26
The reviews have been amazing for Nice Fish and I have been keen to see it for some time now so when last minutes tickets came available I jumped at the chance.
The play consists of two friends, Erik…2016-11-25
A bit of a surprise, really, we found this latest outlet in the Shawa chain on Haymarket one Friday night when, frankly, every other restaurant in the area was busy. It was a good choice.
Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a young wizard from England, arrives in 1920s New York carrying a suitcase full of magical creatures he has collected and now protects from around the world as he seeks…2016-11-22
I picked up this book as I am a fan of Stephen Baxter with his hard Science Fiction stories thinking that this would be another, perhaps involving time travel. I was mistaken. It is not.
4 BC and…2016-11-20
I am a big fan of the Taste of London shows (see Taste of London) as they give me a chance to try food from a number of the cities' best restaurants for not a lot…2016-11-20
I was not planning on visiting the Foodie Festival this Christmas after a bit of a disappointment last year but a ticket offer came up that I could not refuse so attended again. The festival this year…2016-11-19
Dr Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a gifted, but cocky, neurosurgeon who loses control of his hands after a horrific traffic accident. Pursuing all medical avenues he is unable to fix the problem…2016-11-15
Elpheba is born to a couple of “Munchinlanders”, the husband a religious zealot and her mother a bored housewife having an affair with a glassblower. Born with green skin Elpheba is initially marginalized…2016-11-08
I have heard so much about “Fight Club” that I anticipated big things when I finally saw it the other day. I was not disappointed. If you were expecting an action flick, you will be sorely disappointed…2016-11-06
Recently we were in Harrogate to attend a conference at the Harrogate International Centre with a couple of hours to have something to eat. Just a short distance away is Cheltenham Crescent which obviously…2016-10-29
I am a fan of Polish cuisine ever since I tried my first plate of dumplings when I lived in Winnipeg, Canada. True, they were the Ukrainian version but then moving on to Kielbasa (sausage) and borscht…2016-10-26
A girl named Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is born, and in her mind, Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) are created that control her emotions. As she grows older Joy and Sadness are joined by Fear (Bill…2016-10-23
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Services operative who becomes a mercenary. When he is diagnosed with terminal cancer he is offered a proposal that will not only cure his cancer but give…2016-10-23
“No Man's Land” begins with Spooner (Ian McKellen) visiting an old, successful, man, Hirst (Patrick Stewart), convalescing in a lighthouse. The two drink copious amounts of alcohol as they talk about…2016-10-23
'Snowden' is a Hollywood version of the Edward Snowden story - The US security contractor that revealed details of mass surveillance of American civilians in 2013 by passing over details to the Guardian…2016-10-16