Reading…


Hunt for the Wilderpeople

The delightful film Hunt for the Wilderpeople had me in stitches much of the way through. And wishing the 3 months to my next visit to one of my favourite travel destinations in the world so far, will pass quickly (- and the time there pass lingeringly of course). Julian Dennison puts in a stellar performance as Ricky, the young wayward lad who shares his adventure in the New Zealand […]


At last…

… Somebody talking a bit of sense in the mainstream press to counter the alarmist misinformation on the whole Calais / migrant issue. Now the UK elections are over, highly flawed, madcap schemes like this one  seem to be the order of the day as the Tory government tries to make like it’s doing something about the so called “immigration problem”. Normally I like to keep it light but I’ve […]


A bloody good read…

After all the very negative, and frankly hostile coverage of “the immigration issue” in the run up to the UK general election, it was very refreshing to finally hear about, and read the stories on the subject that don’t get covered in the mainstream media. If her recent talk is anything to go by, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s latest book Exotic England is well worth a read. As are books on a […]