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The Desert Crystals – Part 32: Taking Stock

Part 32 – Taking Stock Rosenhatch Traverstorm reached out and ruffled Maxwell’s fur. The little cat seemed completely unaffected by their most recent misadventure. Maxwell arched his back in delight … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Ammonite by Nicola Griffith

Ammonite by Nicola Griffith My rating: 5 of 5 stars I found Ammonite astonishing throughout. It hooked me from page one, which is always a delightful sensation. It reminded me … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Lego Blog: Space Cube

In Space No One Can Hear Geometry Unless you’re the Borg of course. I’m not the Borg though, so everyone is perfectly safe – I have zero wish to assimilate anyone … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Desert Crystals – Part 31: What Remains

Part 31 – What Remains Guldwych Ryme was torn between his intense need for comfort and pressing desire to live. The one had him clutching his blanket and the other stinking … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: Ruins

Digging Into Flickr There are some great solutions to life out there – like auto-upload to Flickr. I can then promptly forget about what I’ve built and photographed. I don’t … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Desert Crystals – Part 30: Twisted Up

Part 30 – Twisted Up Flying isn’t as simple as you’d think. And it’s a terribly long way down. Harvey had been on top of The Dove’s Eye’s balloon for too … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: The Magicians’ Guild by Trudi Canavan

I liked it, but didn’t love it. Trudi Canavan‘s first novel is the standard ‘kid in poverty discovers they have a talent (magic) and ends up in a new world … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: Illustrating Flash Pulp episode FP004

Getting Carried Away I really enjoy making birthday cards for friends and family. Ya gotta have rules for who gets ’em, otherwise I’d never stop making them. Anyway, I almost always … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Book Review: Transformers Volume 7 – Combiner Wars (First Strike) 2015

For my money the Transformers universe is kicking the teeth out of George RR Martin’s chilly little world. This fantastic Transformers comic series continues, with both Autobots and Decepticons back … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Desert Crystals – Part 29: Knives in the Night

Desert Crystals Part 29 – Knives in the Night Exotic shapes danced behind the thickly bubbled glass, casting a shadow play of dragons onto the street. The puddle of warm … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wildlife Encounter: Hedgehog

Poddling Around The Garden We’ve never really gotten around to doing much with our garden. It’s in the long long term plan, on the other other list. That doesn’t stop … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: Illustrating Flash Pulp episode FP003

On With Flash Bricks La la la, building building building. When I was little I almost exclusively built spaceships. Now that I’m old I just want to make buildings. I don’t … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mini Book Reviews: Chill by Elizabeth Bear & Mirrorscape by Mike Wilks

Chill by Elizabeth Bear (2010) A funky mix of medieval knights questing through an incredible artificial space-faring habitat. I had no idea what to expect – this is one of … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Fletcher and the Mutineers

Fletcher and the Mutineers by John Drake Published by Endeavour Press in July 2015 I was lucky enough to get a review copy of this for free, which naturally inclines … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: Illustrating Flash Pulp episode FP002

On With Flash Bricks No one, least of all me is surprised by how late this post is. Needless to say I did this quite a while ago, but I enjoyed … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: Illustrating Flash Pulp episode FP001

Where Are All My Ideas? I don’t need them, I’ve got Skinner Co’s instead! It’s been simply ages since I’ve babbled uncontrollably about my love of Lego, and of Flash … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 29 June 2015

Just Drinking And Sleeping In wonderful contrast to the previous weekend’s FFTS15 exhaustion (though mild compared to many of the crew), last weekend was characterised by all day drinking and sleeping for … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 22 June 2015

Furthest From The Sea Festival 2015 I am knackered. I blame Matt McGuinness and Dan Webber in particular. The reasons are diverse and good, and chiefly centre on last Saturday. … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

This Week, Monday 15 June 2015

Stuff to Report There is little of note. This is good. Life is fairly quiet right now, and thankfully so. We’re thinking about kitten things, and about what to do … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Drinking Diary On Pinterest

Just A Swift Pint I struggle to remember what I did yesterday, let alone a month ago. Still less do I recall what delightful alcoholic beverages I might have imbibed … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Film Reviews – Visions of The Future (Fury Road, Tomorrowland, Moomins)

Mad Max Fury Road (15) I’ve got generally happy memories of the older Mel Gibson series. I enjoyed them, though I haven’t seen any of them for well over a … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

This Week, Monday 8th June 2015

The Brain, Its Eye Peels I feel as if my mind is slowly reawakening. Normal things are being normal again, I’m laughing at funny things and am sad about sad … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Colin Barnfather – Scattering His Ashes

Bringing People Together In September 2013 my uncle, Colin Barnfather, went missing when hillwalking in the Scottish Highlands. We didn’t know he was missing for a week, and by that … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Slightly Broken: Sadness and Grieving

I Ha’ Been Away It’s been quite a while since I’ve done any proper writing. I stopped because I was overwhelmed by other things such as work, stuff and other … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Awful Sadness: Bye Bye Merly Boo

I’ve been trying to write this post for a while now. It’s about our cat, Merly, who we don’t have anymore. I can’t find a way to start writing about … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

MissImp in the Nottingham Comedy Festival 2014

Stuff To Do Next Week The year spins round to the Nottingham Comedy Festival once more and the eight days from 19th to the 27th September are as full as ever. … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Slightly Broken – The Old Switcheroo Part 2

All Change Please And Go Back The Way You Came I’ve stopped taking the new stuff. Trazodone, which sounds satisfyingly like ‘taser-dome’ and conjures joyous imaginings of Mad Max III … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: Ice Bucket Challenge

Get Wet With Ice Um, no. A couple of weeks ago I was challenged to undergo the ice bucket challenge (it feels like at least one of those challenges is … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Slightly Broken – The Old Switcheroo

Hello Sun, You Vicious Bastard I’m writing this at 5am on Monday morning. That’s not a good thing. That’s not a good thing at all. That means I haven’t slept … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 8th September 2014

S’autumn isn’t it? I so very nearly dated this January; I am uncertain of time. When I spoke to my doctor a couple of weeks ago she asked how I’d … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: Mini Office Block

Tile Your Kangaroo Down Sport I just adore the shiny little things. This love is in ironic opposition to our actual bathroom tiles, who I despise and am in a … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

This Week, Monday 18th August 2014

I Have Aged Well I had an entirely delightful week off for my birthday (thank you, you’re too kind – I do look ten years younger than I did before). … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Another Good Haul

A Bran Tub of Discs I like recorded music. Live music is great if the event is dedicated to listening to the band, but if it’s just there as well … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 5 Comments


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