Off for another walk starting at Westhumble. In my hurry to get off the train I left my woolly hat on the seat – it’s an age thing. Later, I had to backtrack on the walk because the lane was blocked. It wasn’t looking a promising walk but it all worked out OK in the end. Continue reading “Hat lost, lane blocked!”
Calibre is an extremely taut and tense film set in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands. At the first major scene I wondered whether I would be up to dealing with the shocking development, but my motto is “it’s only dots on a screen”, so I stuck with it and I’m glad I did. A terrific, tense thriller, though not suitable for all.
I viewed this on Netflix using my free, 1-month, introductory offer. Thank you Netflix.
This was in my son’s hand luggage on his flight from Berlin for his Christmas visit. Hopefully he’ll still find time to fit in the traditional carrom and table tennis challenges. Continue reading “Hand luggage”
It’s small; it’s not smart; there’s no Internet constantly pinging notifications; no one’s going to steal it; it was cheap; it’s a social embarrassment; there’s no Internet to look up mapping, bus / train times; it’s not big.
On a late-afternoon walk along London’s South Bank, and before darkness descended, we came across blocks of a melting iceberg outside Tate Modern. Shipped all the way from Greenland by the artist Olafur Eliasson, the short-lived exhibition is intended to show the reality of climate change.
Continue reading “London at night”
What a terrific novel this is – I raced through it in a couple of days.
A first novel, written 20 years ago, it’s the story of a US president’s extra-marital affair involving a young couple working in the White House. It’s about power rather than politics and is an easy, well-written tale. Fabulous.
I’m on the lookout for his two later novels – I think I’ve tracked down one of them.
If I had known that Polesden Lacey was closed due to a power failure I might have delayed eating that banana and kept it for my lunch.
Continue reading “Westhumble / Polesden Lacey”