Monthly Archives: May 2016


Once again, I’ve neglected my blogging duties, but I haven’t been shirking my reading. Starting a new job with an hour commute each way means that I’ve had a lot of time to catch up, and make some headway in the list. From March until the end of May, I’ve been reading some of the […]


I’ve enjoyed all of the X-Men franchise – the combination of cool superpowers and charismatic characters is always a winner for me, so I was looking forward to Apocalypse, and watched Days of Future Past again in preparation. I’m very glad I did, as anyone who hadn’t seen it would, I imagine, have been very confused! Apocalypse […]

Rick Astley at the Liverpool Philharmonic

My sister and I have a tradition of going to concerts. It started with a surprise birthday trip (mine) to the City of Manchester stadium to see Bon Jovi in 2008, and has included Girls Aloud and 30 Seconds to Mars (both twice) since then. This year, we went for a slice of classic 80s […]

The View From The East Stand – Boro 1 – Brighton 1 – We Are Premier League!

It’s almost impossible to describe the feeling when, after 98 minutes and seven long years, Boro were promoted back to the Premier League. Almost, but I’m a writer, so I’ve at least got to give it a shot! The emotions – euphoria, relief, residual nerves and nausea – are easy to name, but to pinpoint […]