Month: May 2017

Techno Fail P8

The tea grew cold as Eric recounted his story to Rob and Fiona. His old friend could barely contain his shock at learning of Andrew’s death. With each word the weight on Eric’s shoulders seemed to shift – it was a relief to get everything off his chest, but he was already tying Rob, and… Read more

Techno Fail P7

Eric walked as briskly as he could in the clothes that didn’t quite fit, acutely aware of the police vans that had raced past him a few moments earlier. They hadn’t suddenly stopped and come back for him, so it seemed that, for the moment, he had gotten away. He wasn’t prepared to ride his… Read more

Techno Fail P6

Eric knew the shot would have been heard, though it would also take a while for anyone to place it. Staring down at the now lifeless body of his attacker, he knew what he had to do next. Moving quickly, Eric unbuttoned the dead man’s tatty jacket (once he had donned his gloves), and next… Read more

Looking for Focus

One of the things I would dearly love to do is write a proper novel, be it historical, sci-fi, action, drama – I’d love to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and produce something worthy of being published. The trouble is, I know myself, and I am my own worst enemy in these… Read more

Seven Years Ago

Wow. It’s hard to fathom but on this day, seven years ago, I became a father. I still vividly remember the day she was born, hearing her cry and getting to hold her in my arms. My world changed forever that day, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Magnificent Monte Carlo – the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix

Nothing screams prestige and glamour quite like Monaco, and nothing manages to be both exciting and processional as the Monaco Grand Prix, that sees twenty cars hurtle at high speeds down narrow streets, through tunnels, and around sharp, snappy chicanes. There’s the thrill and drama of seeing cars skirt with barriers, with the drivers pushing… Read more

Red vs Blue – the Gap is Shrinking

Slowly but surely the spectre of the unthinkable is moving closer and closer. The Conservative Party has been forced into an embarrassing U-turn on social care policies, and they have misled us on plans for NHS and school funding. There is a slow but steady march toward privatising the NHS too – the impact of… Read more

F1 2017 Round 6: Monaco

Welcome to F1’s crown jewel. Nothing exudes glamour like the Monaco Grand Prix. On Sunday, twenty cars will contest 78 laps round the narrow streets of the rich principality, on a circuit which is as unforgiving as it is beautiful. Monaco takes no prisoners. To successfully traverse Monaco you will want good grip, high downforce… Read more

The Diego Luna Talk

I think that I broke my wife’s heart yesterday. She was so horrified by a statement of mine that she felt the need to revoke my membership of the Star Wars fandom. I had made a horrible error, caused a great disturbance in the Force, and left her speechless. I didn’t know who Diego Luna… Read more

Seeking Understanding

Some people will say that Muslims are terrorists, or have the potential to be terrorists. They will say ‘once again no one will do anything and this will happen again! Ban Muslims from the country, deport them!’ But these people have no long-term ideas, no actual answers to the extremely complicated issues that surround IS… Read more