Remembrance Sunday reflections

On this Remembrance Sunday I’m reflecting on the First World War and the national commemorations which commenced three years ago. It seems ages since the launch of the poppies installation at The Tower of London. And yet, in real time the war still has another year to run and the influenza pandemic which affected an…… Continue reading Remembrance Sunday reflections


We enjoyed watching “Gunpowder” on BBC1. The series is a beautifully produced drama with lovely lighting in some of the interior shots. The graphic punishment scenes are convincingly gruesome and serve as a timely reminder of what was commonplace in England not all that long ago! Not being Game of Thrones viewers we’re unfamiliar with…… Continue reading Gunpowder