Watched ‘Barchester Chronicles’

I have never read an Anthony Trollope book, and I know there are many of them.  I have however seen the series ‘The Way we Live Now’ starring David Suchet and greatly enjoyed it.  So when I spotted ‘The Barchester Chronicles‘ DVD I was quite looking forward to watching it.  The series was first shown in 1982Continue reading “Watched ‘Barchester Chronicles’”

Dear Reader – I read them

  what I’m reading at the moment I really must catch up with reviews of all the books and films I have seen!  The list is long, and although I do find myself taking notes (on the films) there never seems to be enough time to write it all down.  So, in a nutshell here’s aContinue reading “Dear Reader – I read them”

Poetry Challenge ‘Favorite (or least favorite Things)

This poetry challenge is based upon a poem (well a bit of tomfoolery) I wrote ages ago and forgot about.  But the idea for the challenge was inspired by Jesssica’s Japes wonderful poem ‘My Least Favorite things’.  The challenge is simple – just write a poem to the tune/rhythm of the song from ‘The Sound of Music inspired byContinue reading “Poetry Challenge ‘Favorite (or least favorite Things)”

Happy Birthday Seamus Heaney!

Today is the birthday of Irish poet Seamus Heaney (b. 1939  Northern Ireland) Born into  a farming family, Heaney went to the Queens University of Belfast where he studied English Literature and the English Language.  He was to graduate in 1961 with a first class honours degree.  It was during this time that he became interestedContinue reading “Happy Birthday Seamus Heaney!”

‘Things are gonna get worse’ – So now you know

Just when I think that things just have to get better, and they couldn’t possibly be any worse along comes the Salford bard John Cooper Clarke with his ‘Things are gonna get worse poem’.  This poem puts it all into hilarious perspective 😀  Love this man’s poetry!