Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Update: His Pick Her Pick, and Plans for April

Firstly, Rachel Wagner and I did another His Pick Her Pick video yesterday, this time looking at historical movies based around space. My pick was The Right Stuff, and Rachel’s was October Sky – I enjoyed this one as I was … Continue reading

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My Birthday!

So today, I finally turned 30, and thus officially became a grown-up! (Even if I’m not sure whether I feel like one.) It’s been a low-key but enjoyable birthday; I went for a little walk around Blackpool and Lytham – … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – 2017!

Happy New Year, everybody! Here is a sample of my personal resolutions for 2017: With regards to writing, NaNoWriMo has given me a large collection of drafts – so my goal is to get at least one of them up to … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2016

We can’t know how people will look back on 2016 decades from now, but it has certainly felt tough and filled with uncertainty at this moment. The Olympics were certainly a high point, but times have often been troubled, with … Continue reading

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Brian Cox Live

Given that I got the tickets as a Christmas present, I had been waiting a long time to see Professor Brian Cox’s live show when it came to Preston Guild Hall yesterday evening. And it was certainly a good turnout, … Continue reading

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My 300th Post – The Movies Tag

For my 300th post on this blog, I’m doing the Movies Tag. Rachel Wagner completed this tag on YouTube and I wanted to give it a go myself. I did consider doing this in video-form, but despite the Harry Potter … Continue reading

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The Unique Blogger Award

Checking over some of the blogs I follow the other week, I found that P.J. at Gallifreyan Ramblings has nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award. Thank you very much, P.J., and I’m sorry for not realising sooner! Rules: 1. … Continue reading

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Rio Olympics 2016: What A Show!

2016 has not been a happy year thus far. Many high-profile and well-loved people are no longer with us; crises like terrorist attacks and public shootings have been horribly frequent; and Britain’s decision to leave the EU left me worried … Continue reading

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Preston Comic Con 2016!

This weekend, for the third year in a row, I got my Ninth Doctor outfit back on and headed to Preston Comic Con! When I look around the stalls at a Comic Con, I’m always most interested in whatever books … Continue reading

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Audiobook: Fiestas and Siestas Miles Apart

After recording the audiobook of Nemesis last year, I’ve been looking for more opportunities in that area. At the beginning of this year, I recorded a short audiobook on British garden birds; and in the middle of April, I started work … Continue reading

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