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The Ice Beneath Her

June 27th, 2016 · No Comments · Life

I have just finished reading my first Scandinavian thriller. It is called The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe, due to be published on September 8th. This is what I thought about it…

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Foorball idea

June 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Life

Three live Euro 2016 games on the TV today. Live football is good because it means you can watch for at least two hours without Nigel Farage’s gurning face popping up. A lot of the play yesterday was best described (as it was by one of the presenters) as ‘for the afficianados’. In other words, […]

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Fire it up

June 13th, 2016 · No Comments · Life

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned on Facebook that Busta Rhymes was lpaying in London and how tempting it was to go see him. A few days after that our daughter e-mailed me e-tickets to the show as an early father’s day treat. Which was nice. I think the only way I get to […]

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Lets hear it for prejudice

May 31st, 2016 · No Comments · Life

We all like to think we are not prejudiced, but I will happily confess to a few little prejudices. Mind you a prejudice is supposed to be an unreasonable opinion and, like all prejudiced people, I think these are perfectly reasonable and they save time. The first regards outward appearance. I know you should not […]

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The Hateful Eight

May 24th, 2016 · No Comments · Life

At the weekend I watched the latest Tarantino film, The Hateful Eight, which I had a slightly strange reaction to. It is not that I didn’t enjoy it but rather that I enjoyed it more in retrospect than I did at the time. This is partly because it is a very long film which takes […]

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Spectre

February 24th, 2016 · Comments Off · Life

Tonight I watched the latest Bond film on DVD. I had prepared for it by watching the previous Daniel Craig Bond films last week. It is undeniably spectacular, with lots of  things you would expect from a Bond film – car chases, boat chases, epic stunts, arch-villian set on world domination, secreat HQ for the […]

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plug in baby

February 23rd, 2016 · Comments Off · Life, Technology

We are having an electric car event at work on Thursday. I am actually on holiday, but I might pop in anyway to have a look. There is a lot of this going on at the moment. The Town Hall has Nissan coming in to show their Leaf off, as is the business next to […]

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An Android Awakes

November 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off · Life

An Andoid Awakes by Mike French and Karl Brown This is a soon-to-be-published book (Nov 13th) which I had an advance reader copy of from the publishers. Reading this book, the word that kept coming to mind was ‘kaleidoscope’, by which I mean those tube-like things we had as kids in the 60s where the […]

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You, Me and the Apocalypse

October 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off · Life

Despite its reputation for being all about Premier League footie and celebrity vehicles that sound like Alan Partridge came up with the idea, Sky have been knocking out some decent comedies over the last few years. Spy, Trollied, A Touch of Cloth, Moone Boy, Yonderland and Trying again were all series I enjoyed and other […]

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I, Robert

September 30th, 2015 · Comments Off · Life

It is very rare that I buy actual paper books these days. Basically I just do not have the space for any more books. Instead I download e-books which is not the same experience but is much more convenient. The few ‘proper’ books I get are mostly proof copies from publishers or presents. If I […]

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