Terry Pratchett: Wyrd Sisters Corgi Books 1989 (1988) ‘You know, Hwel, I reckon responsible behaviour is something to get when you grow older. Like varicose veins.’ — Tomjon in ‘Wyrd Sisters’ The fourth in Pratchett’s Discworld series is full of witches behaving badly, meddling yet not meddling in the affairs of men. Preceded by Equal […]
It’s time for another visit to Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. We’ve been here a few times before, looking at canvases depicting interiors, portraits, seascapes. Now we look back to an imagined Middle Ages, courtesy of a Pre-Raphaelite painter, plus another artist influenced by that backwards-looking movement. Finally in this post I cross the […]
One of the joys of moving to Crickhowell in 2014 was discovering it had an independent bookshop. Called, aptly, Book-ish, it was housed in lovely but cramped premises. That didn’t stop owner Emma from inaugurating the first Crickhowell Literary Festival in 2015. I’ve blogged several times before about the festival so I won’t repeat myself […]
I haven’t posted for a while but I have been busy… and inspired. Have been working on the Music – writing lyrics and rearranging tunes. I’ll post a full update later this week. Have been playing the 7 string quite a lot too.
My first is in Abion, never in Blastburn, My second’s in twisting but never in return, My whole is a lass who is brave, true and bold In a tale of old times which Joan Aiken once told. I come now to the second part of a pair of posts about themes in one of […]
This week’s art is a pencil sketch of the wonderful Patrick Stewart in his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Federation Starship, Enterprise. (Oooo, I just got goosebumps from using that full title!) I didn’t intend this drawing to go onto the web – it was just something I was doing while watching […]
Storms across Northern Europe are becoming more frequent and more violent. The most recent, Storm Dennis, affected not only Ireland and the UK but continued to wreak havoc on Denmark, Germany, Estonia and around the Baltic. Global warming puts more moisture into the air which then has no choice but to precipitate in torrents, saturating […]