Festival of Remembrance 2021

I had the honour of being in the audience at this year's Festival of Remembrance at London's Royal Albert Hall. Organised by the Royal British Legion, this year the festival commemorated the charity's 100 years of service to the Armed Forces community. Tomos Roberts (aka Tomfoolery) reciting Alive with Poppies Also marked were the 30th … Continue reading Festival of Remembrance 2021

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2021

Always Only You by Chloe Liese | This is book 2 in a series of 4 books, but can be read as a stand alone novel. Liese was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder as an adult, a trait she gives to many of her characters. I enjoyed this story and highlighted a lot of text … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2021

The Lifting of England’s COVID-19 Restrictions

Boris Johnson has confirmed that all restrictions in England will be lifted on July 19th. I then watched the BBC News earlier this week where he said, "This pandemic is not over. We cannot go back to normal life." So why is he lifting all restrictions in England? The daily number of infections is rising … Continue reading The Lifting of England’s COVID-19 Restrictions

Not My Tribe

A global audience watched the Euros. A global audience watched England lose a penalty shoot-out in the final against Italy on Sunday evening. Yesterday, a global audience heard or read on social media about the hideous racist comments posted online targeting the three young men who missed their penalties for England. Three Lions Three young … Continue reading Not My Tribe

Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2021

This year's temporary installation is now in place (delayed from 2020) in London's Kensington Gardens outside the Serpentine Gallery. Built of white concrete and black cork, the structure resembles an art deco Doric temple, if such a thing could exist and is probably the largest work in the Summer Pavilion series since the project began … Continue reading Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2021

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2020

The Guest List by Lucy Foley: I'm not usually a fan of a whodunnit murder mystery, but I saw this title recommended on several book blogs. When the story begins, the reader doesn't know who the victim will be. As it turned out, the victim is a horrible character and I had zero sympathy for … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2020

For The Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2020

Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith: In a break from romance novels, I devoured this over the course of a week. "Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough — who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike … Continue reading For The Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2020