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Fire and gunpowder do not sleep well together.

Fire and gunpowder do not sleep well together.

It appears we’ve had a few problems for a few days over on the SFcrowsnest web site recently – and having tracked down the culprit, it seems that the rolling power cuts afflicting California are the issue. Most of our hosting is done from Europe, but there are portions of the various clusters that are […]

October 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Life versus art versus life?

Life versus art versus life?

I’ve recently found another interesting series to stream on Prime – something called Utopia. It’s based on an old UK TV series from Channel Four that must have passed me by, now remade for Amazon with the big bucks (originally for HBO, but there was a falling out apparently). The premise is that a bunch […]

October 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Netflix and… Chill?

Netflix and… Chill?

So, just caught up with the new Netflix movie that is Enola Holmes, in which a young teen Enola Holmes is searching for her missing mother, and using her home-schooled sleuthing skills and Jujitsu talents to outsmart/outfight big brothers Sherlock and Mycroft while helping a runaway lord targetted for death. I haven’t read any of […]

September 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
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