I learned something new during Black History Month. I came across a podcast on YouTube about ancient civilisations. One of the episodes was about the empire of Songhai. I had never heard of this before and was intrigued to find out about it. Two and a half hours later, I had learned all about the […]
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Hi everyone, I wrote my first ever song. Just the lyrics as I don’t play an instrument and can’t read or write music. This idea just kind of came to me during a visit to Hobbledown with the kids and I finished it in an evening. I’m not that happy with the bridge and […]
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Hi everyone, It’s nearly four years now since I finished the first draft of The Ardenna Crossing: Between Two Worlds. Back then, it was just called The Crossing. I’ve tinkered with it and changed it; checked and double checked and now I’m all out of excuses. It’s time I shared it with all of you. […]
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After a conversation in the playground the other day, I decided it was time to scratch the itch that is Choccy Chicken. Years have passed and I’ve never quite got this idea out of my system. Now seemed like as good a time as any. This all starts when I was at Middle School. Apart […]
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I was on the playground on duty today. I was hungry and started daydreaming about sandwiches. This poem is a bit of fun which came out of that. Sweet chilli sauce, And pickled gherkins for the zing, Never cut the crusts off, Don’t do such a wasteful thing, With spicy cheese and egg mayonnaise, In […]
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Hi everyone, I wrote something for 25YL which you can find here. https://25yearslatersite.com/2020/09/14/alien-isolation-the-best-entry-in-the-franchise-since-aliens/ It’s a little piece about how much I love Alien: Isolation. Hope you enjoy it. Richard
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Hi everyone, I thought I’d let the dust settle before I wrote anything about this. The Facebook groups have been alive with discussion since it was released. I saw the premiere on Twitter on my phone (again, don’t tell David Lynch, he wouldn’t approve!) I don’t remember how many posts I’ve written about this film […]
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Directed by – Christopher Nolan Starring – John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh This was my first trip to the cinema since they re-opened and I picked a great film. It has massive holes in it but if you put those aside and just enjoy the ride, it’s really a wonderful experience. […]
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Directed by – Sidney Lumet Starring – Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant, Ian Bannen, Peter Bowles Story by – John Hopkins Happy 90th birthday to Sir Sean Connery. I had no idea about that until my brother told me a few hours ago. It’s strange that I suddenly had the urge to watch three […]
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I thought I’d repost this as my tribute to Sir Sean, as this was my favourite performance of his. Rest in Peace. The Hill (1965) Directed by – Sidney Lumet Starring – Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Ian Hendry, Roy Kinnear, Sir Michael Redgrave, Alfred Lynch, Ossie Davis, Jack Watson Director of Photography – […]
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