Monthly archives: March 2014

The Brown Boot of Anne 3

Had a fabulous weekend down in Hampshire taking in a walk to Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve amongst other things. An ancient Yew woodland and tree hugger’s paradise. We even ran into a marauding Saxon who’d lost the rest of his tribe (we were able to point him in the right direction – at least we later passed him having been reunited with his friends). As well as containing possibly […]

Emotional Roller Coaster

It’s been a fairly hectic cultural schedule over the last week or so including way more cinema outings than I’d normally have. First off the very entertaining the grand budapest hotel – a fine bit of silliness to end a hard working week.   Next up, an afternoon socializing at the BFI Flare Film Festival after watching a great film, Tru Love. A fantastic film shot in just 20 days […]

Sizwe Banzi is Dead…

… No need to worry – we’re just talking about a most excellent play that I went to see last week. I was really disappointed to have missed this play at the Young Vic first time round, so extremely pleased to get another chance and bag tickets for the current run. Set in Apartheid South Africa in 1972, Sizwe Banzi is Dead deals with the unfunny issue of the much […]


Especially for you Deb… 2

…Well since you commented that I hadn’t blogged for a while…(it’s ok for you to say you miss me you know 🙂 ). Beaut day here, spring finally looks like it’s springin’. I know how much you like to hear about our walks and associated eating. Today we walked round the Olympic Park.  T’was lovely. Then we came home and had a good feed of mixed berry vegan soda bread […]

Happy International Women’s Day…

…To all of you women out there. The spirit was very willing, but sadly the flesh very weak. Despite all my good intentions, I didn’t make it to the Million Women Rise march. Fortunately many other women did represent and march for a good cause – an end to violence against women and girls. Instead, I got to spend a lovely day relaxing with my favourite international woman. Speaking of […]