Showing posts from May, 2016

Having A Mega Time

After a few days in Cornwall with my family I've taken to the road on a Megabus. I figured that Penzance to Bristol at 9am on a Tuesday has to be one of the least stressful times to experience this for the first time! Kudos to whoever designed this route... the streets of Cornish villages were clearly designed for giant buses weaving through them!! But I can't quibble, £12.50 for a bus ticket home, for what equates to 6 hours of travel give or take the traffic... a bargain, and had I remembered to book it when I got paid it would have been even cheaper at £10.50. The one bug is no internet, she says as she writes her blog post on her iPad in preparation. I was going to write by hand but there are no tables and I could barely read a word of what I did write. I'm experiencing some of my worst nightmares right now. Strangers. They're loud eaters, they invade my personal space and they want to talk every second of the journey. No strange people, just no, leave me be! Ca

Culturally Speaking

I've had a little break, partly due to being away but mostly due to being so sick I couldn't raise the enthusiasm to use my brain! So I thought I'd have a recap on the cultural things I've been up to. A couple of years ago I decided I wasn't doing anything cultural in my life... because I realised sitting in the pub drinking pints of coke, while being sociable with my friends, was definitely not cultural. After some discussions with one of these friends, we decided that the best thing to do was at least once a month go and do something cultural... and that we did. But it lasted exactly a year... it was a good year... but I really should have challenged myself to it again and kept up with everything! So in the last couple of months I've tried some new, and some old favourites. Where to start? At the beginning I suppose, which happens to be February... I missed January by a hair... never mind! Arnolfini According to their website... Arnolfini is one of

Books To Look Out For In May

Cutting it a bit fine for May new titles... way too many for me to keep up to date with! Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. by Marc Guggenheim & Mike Norton 9781846537226 Any list I make wouldn't be complete without a graphic novel on it. This month I've picked this Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. one, mainly because every girl wants Agent Coulson in her life! This one features Tony Stark joining the team for a top secret mission. The Autobiography Of James T Kirk by David A Goodman 9781783297481 You all know I'm a Star Trek nut so of course this was going to get into the listing... but I have to object to the first line of this one's description. "The Autobiography of James T. Kirk chronicles the greatest Starfleet captain's life"... Erm no, Jean-Luc has that title. But I'm not going to turn my nose up at this one because of that inaccuracy! Breaker by Kat Ellis 9780762459087 After the execution of the serial killer, Bonebreaker, his son Kyle has a