Rupert Everett and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

I had been chatting with a friend online about books and he mentioned that I should walk over to Portholland to see some movie magic going on, he promised I would not be disappointed so  Steve and I grabbed the dogs, parked at Porthluney and headed over the coast path toward Portholland. At any time…

Hatshepsut – The Portrait of a Female Pharoah BODFAS NADFAS

Hatshepsut c.1507–1458 BC I had gone to great lengths to make it to this NADFAS as I am on a mission to not miss any and despite the disappointing start to the year I was not going to let that influence me. So I changed rotas in the shop, re-booked deliveries, and left with plenty of…

Three Great Families and their Gardens

Three Great Families and their Gardens – Caroline Rayman – BODFAS First Bodfas of the year and I’m going to try to make everyone as they have all been so good. Arrived by the skin of my teeth again, I do hate being late and settled down to some stunning gardens. Ho hum, that wasn’t…

What we read in December

Half the World – Joe Abercrombie Having successfully read book one in this trilogy I happily ploughed into book two but found myself back where I began. Stumbling through it and dissatisfied.  I guess I really need to have my head in a certain place to enjoy Abercrombie, and at the moment I guess that…

What we read in November

The Book of Life – Deborah Harkness After the frustrating Shining Girls I went back to finish the Harkness trilogy.  First time I read it I was disappointed as I didn’t think it was as good as the first two books. Now part of that is down to simple expectations. I read the first two…

What we read in October

A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness Not sure why but I’ve ground to a halt with books to read, I think its just because I’m busy and don’t have the time to get into anything new. When I feel like this I like to reread old favourites, I know what I’m in for and…

The British Portrait from Hogarth to Hockney – Vivien Heffernan

Well today’s talk started with the AGM, a mercifully brief and efficient meeting and then we were off into the talk.  With regards to the AGM it’s worth me noting how much I enjoy being part of this society and appreciate all the work that the committee do to achieve it. Anyway the talk, maybe…