The Handmaid’s Tale — My view

The Guardian has said that The Handmaid’s Tale, which aired for the first time last night on Channel 4, is “The best thing you’ll watch all year”. I beg to differ.  Not because I have seem something better, but because I won’t be watching the Handmaid’s Tale.   Why? Well for a number of reasons.

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Dealing with world changing events

  Social media and rolling news channels have a lot to answer for.   For the most part I am a huge fan of both, loving the fact I can feel connected to people and events all over the world from the small phone in my hand.  That I can Skype my parents to show

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No ring no bring

I bloody hate that expression.  I think it’s awful but I can’t think of anything as succinct as that to make a decent title for this post. “If you aren’t married to the person we are inviting then you will not be invited to our wedding” doesn’t trip off the tongue as easily as the

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Dinner at the Giggling Squid

It is rare that we go out for dinner.  We have a kitchen full of gadgets to help with cooking and if we can’t be bothered to use them, then we generally have a takeaway.   So when Giggling Squid asked if we would like to find out more about their restaurant we jumped at

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Irrelevant nonsense in headlines is driving me mad

Twice this week I have raged at headlines online.  Headlines with information that just isn’t relevant quite frankly, and twice it has made actually shout out loud.  Once instance made me swear on Twitter, and that rarely happens. The first was the recent story about Aaron Lennon, the footballer.  A man who was in need

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Window Wednesday — Chiswick House

  It was pretty much a case of sticking a pin in the map on Sunday morning when we woke up in London and decided to stop off for a walk before heading home.   Though the map was actually a book called “Secret London” and the pin was Mr B’s thumb as he flicked

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Window Wednesday — Clandon Park

Not what you expect a National Trust house to look like, and certainly not one that I that would be featuring on my sporadic lately weekly post about my love of windows.  As you know, I do love windows as they can perfectly frame a shot, can give you a glimpse of  a world beyond

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