Month: March 2019

TV

Apple’s TV Offering: Difficult to Get Excited

On last night’s BBC Ten O’Clock News, there was a story on the re- launch of Apple TV +. I suspect that this had become a diary...

TV

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Alex Gibney’s new documentary has been something I’ve been looking forward to watching for some time, since he takes on the...

News

717s

Great Northern, who operate the trains on my daily commute, have just introduced some brand new Class 717 rains. These have been long in...

Books

The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Having recently read and enjoyed The Absolution, the third in the ‘Freyja and Huldur’ series, I returned to the first book...

Books

The Island by Ragnar Jónasson

It’s 1988, many years before the events recounted in the first of the Hidden Iceland trilogy, The Darkness. A pair of teenagers have...

Books

The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson

Following on from the latest Yrsa Sigurðardóttir novel, I thought I’d stay in Iceland and catch up with Ragnar Jónasson who...

Books

The Absolution by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

The Absolution is the third in the “Children’s House” series of books from one if Iceland’s leading crime writers.  A...

Internet, Technology

NAS Upgrading Fun

I’m documenting this, just in case there’s someone out there for whom it’s useful. I had two NAS drives, both made by...

Photography

Orchids – Colours of Colombia at Kew Gardens

Somehow it has been years and years since I last visited Kew Gardens. I managed to visit on the penultimate day of their Orchids –...

Books

Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe

It’s the early 1980s and our narrator, Lizzie Vogel, is about to leave home for the first time, and move from her village into the city...