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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul?

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul?

So, upon returning to the UK from visiting some elderly relatives abroad in a UK-designated ‘hot zone’, I phoned the doctor and said, “Will I live to be a hundred-years-old if I rigidly adhere to my private fourteen-day lock-down and stay firmly inside every second of the day?” “No,” the doctor told me. “But after […]

September 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
I will honour Summer Vacations in my heart and try to keep it all the year.

I will honour Summer Vacations in my heart and try to keep it all the year.

Just come back from abroad, visiting elderly relatives for a couple of weeks – and now have an additional fourteen days of no-leavie-the-house-style quarantine to get through. Ah, well. So, will it be Plan A: hard work and squeezing extra words out of the creative sponge for the next novel? Or … Plan B: Netflix, […]

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Old New Avengers?

The Old New Avengers?

Joy-of-joys, for the second season of superhero series The Umbrella Academy, is now live for Netflix streaming in full. No piecemeal waiting for each episode for the UA to unfurl… it’s a binge-fest expecting to happen – not so much in Chez Hunt, mind, but that’s only because family maintenance and work commitments take precedence over […]

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Snowpiercer: snow way to survive the apocalypse?

Snowpiercer: snow way to survive the apocalypse?

You were promised more thoughts on the Netflix Snowpiercer TV series when I finished the thing. Well, dear reader, SPOILERS ON THE LINE, so only read on if you too have seen and completed Snowpiercer … or don’t give a stuff about seeing it in the first place (but then, that being the case, do […]

July 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Are pubs the anesthesia by which we endure the operating table of life?

Are pubs the anesthesia by which we endure the operating table of life?

I only used to go to the pub once every two or three months, to meet up with my old university friends, so it’s danged strange how much I’ve missed not being able to go so far this year. However, by the end of next week, that should change in the southern quarters of the […]

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Yesterday all my Tribbles seemed so far away?

Yesterday all my Tribbles seemed so far away?

So, the delayed movie pipeline is slowly rumbling again, with trailers gurgling through the media u-bend once more … The King’s Men, the next James Bond flick, the Wonder Woman 1984 film, etc, etc. But will people head back into cinemas with (a) the memory of current events, and (b) substantial home-body habits formed and reinforced?  It can take anywhere […]

June 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Towards the future?

Towards the future?

As well as writing, I’ve also been using my extra time at home to think and reflect. I reckon there’s a lot of that going on at the moment. I’ve often thought in years past how little winning a million or more quid on the National Lottery would change my life. I’m already doing what […]

May 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
One More Conspiracy Theory?

One More Conspiracy Theory?

I have a theory, and some might call it a conspiracy theory, although since it’s private to me, don’t expect to find it floating around any of those tinfoil hat web sites next door to ‘Elvis is alive and hiding in a Fort Knox sub-level’ or ‘JFK faked his assassination to retire and become a […]

April 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent Indian takeaway.

I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent Indian takeaway.

I’m writing this on Sunday, but let’s face it, doesn’t every day feel a little like Sunday, now, for the obvious reasons? As Douglas Adams once realised, we are all entering The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul together. Oddly, and against expectations, I find it a lot easier to re-read favourite old books and […]

April 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
What I looked like back in the 18th century?

What I looked like back in the 18th century?

You can tell quarantine is starting to bite down on the Hunt work ethic and the loose threads of my already tenuous sanity … so, here’s what the Japanese artificial intelligence at https://AI-art.tokyo/en/ thinks I look like as a Renaissance oil painting. As anyone who has met me knows, I ain’t no oil painting!

April 2, 2020 | By | Reply More