18 Dec 18
Fictitiously Yours

Every now and then you hear somebody whining about how awful such-and-such a movie adaptation was and how much better its book was and “oh my goodness, if you liked the movie at all or watched it before you read the book you are such a traitor and don’t deserve to be mentioned in the […]

16 Dec 18
A Writer's Perspective

Last week I mentioned fasting during Advent and said that it wasn’t necessarily a deprivation.  I’m reading The Road to Crécy at the moment and this week I came across the list of what Edward III ate on the day he landed in Normandy in July 1346. On Wednesday 12th July the king and his household […]

15 Dec 18

abarero: As the revolution builds in Larussia, a masked vigilante appears to whisk those destined for execution to safety. Not about to have his plans ruined, the king gives his two sons an offer they can’t refuse: discover this masked man’s identity if you wish to be heir to the throne. The youngest prince knows […]

15 Dec 18
Fanfic Fanatic

penny-anna: penny-anna: Frodo: hey Pippin Tiny Pippin: yes? Frodo: you want to learn a new word? Pippin: always! Frodo: and this is just between us, understand? Pippin: I’m listening *later* Pippin, at the dinner table: *drops his spoon* FUCK Entire family: *losing their gotdamn minds* Eglantine: WHO TAUGHT YOU THAT WORD Pippin, loving the attention: […]

14 Dec 18
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films

For the seventh year running, Aurora from Citizen Screen, Kellee from Outspoken& Freckled, and Paula from Paula’s Cinema Club, are joining together to host this blogathon. It celebrates the great character actors. Be sure to visit their sites to read all of the entries, I can’t wait to read them all myself.  For my second […]

14 Dec 18

What is a country? Is it the land area? Is it the airspace? No, it’s not. It is the people that reside in it. Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. ~ Charles de Gaulle The love of one’s country is described […]

13 Dec 18
An Irish Gardener

The Generous Gardener – Private Paradises Shared by Caroline Donald Caroline Donald is the gardening editor of The Sunday Times, a position which has opened the gates of many gardens to her, gates which might not otherwise be opened and in this book she recounts her visits, her interactions with her hosts and gives us […]

13 Dec 18
Righter of Words

I hardly remember my views of The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy the first time I read it in high school, but this time I greatly enjoyed it. Gotta love a historical fiction with romance, adventure, and a mysterious figure in disguise. The characters are excellent. Marguerite is a good protagonist, clever and brave, if a […]

13 Dec 18
Willow and Thatch

“Downton Abbey’s” Hugh Bonneville and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster will star as narrator and guest musical artist, respectively, in the beloved annual holiday television special “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir” on PBS. The Victorian-themed program will celebrate the Christmas season through music, dance, storytelling and pageantry. [media-credit name=”Courtesy Mormon Tabernacle Choir” align=”aligncenter” width=”550″][/media-credit] [line]To […]

13 Dec 18
Home of the Official Accrington Stanley Supporters' Club.

Hats off to Studio, also known as Express Gifts: they’ve only gone and done it again! First, they agreed a three-years deal to sponsor the Eric Whalley Stand. (Read about that, HERE). Next, they produced a video, (it’s HERE if you haven’t seen it), starring Liverpool legend Ian Rush and designed to illustrate exactly how […]

12 Dec 18
Skylars Blog

The Reign of Terror is going on in France and many people are being beheaded. But some are escaping their fate all thanks to a mysterious hero who always leaves his calling card, a scarlet pimpernel.  Everyone cheers him on including Lady Blakeney, Married to Sir Percy Blakeney. Her brother, Armand, falls into the hands […]

12 Dec 18
Owl Class Blog

Owl class appeared to really enjoy the theatre trip yesterday: Oli was dancing in his seat, Ethan befriended one of the characters, Nathan and Harry seemed to spend most of the second half in hysterics and Mrs Stock got to show off her French!  

12 Dec 18
Archie Butterfly

Yesterday, upon the stair,I met a man who wasn’t there;He wasn’t there again today,I wish, I wish he’d go away… Just when you think that you’ve seen everything there is too see on a racecourse, something comes along and proves you wrong. One of those somethings came along today at Beaudesert. Off jumped the field […]

12 Dec 18
A Thing or Two

You know, dear readers, that I love to read. The more books I find on my shelf the better! Unfortunately, I was not able to read as much or as often as I would have liked during the summer. However, I plan on taking the time this winter to read more. Whether this be re-reading […]

11 Dec 18
Ed B on Sports

Stacia Fernandez is an actress and writer, known for Middle Stage (2014), Homeland (2011) and Emma (2018). Actress (5 credits)  2017 Brokers (TV Movie) Mama  2014 Middle Stage (TV Series) Marina Lippon – Oops, I Did It Again (2014) … Marina Lippon – Bad Kitty (2014) … Marina Lippon – Next Stop: Broadway? (2014) … […]