Author Archives: Helen

Poldark review. BBC1 Sunday evenings

Well, we’re three episodes in, so I’ve given this new Poldark series a good chance before writing the review. Firstly, I have to say that I am a massive fan of the original 1975 series. My sister and I watched … Continue reading

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Review of Sudden Death at Thornbury Manor written by Chris Lewis & Carol Hutton. Performed by Pilton Players

I’ve been asked to write a review of the play, which I watched on Thursday. So here it is: What a wonderful evening out in Pilton! Walking into the hall it was a pleasant surprise to find we sat at … Continue reading

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Birmingham NEC, MCM Comic Con

It was a bit of a drive for us, but the kids have wanted to go to a comic con for a while, so it was worth it for them. Never having been before, I wasn’t entirely sure what to … Continue reading

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In defence of Pixie Lott and freedom of expression

I’m a bit nervous about this one, so excuse me while a get a little political: Je suis Charlie. Everyone at the moment is defending freedom of speech – we are allowed to say what we want whether or not … Continue reading

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Into the Woods film review

The problem about having an engaging trailer and a really good cast is you go to see a film with high expectations. I enjoy musicals and I love fairytales, so as you might expect, I was thoroughly looking forward to … Continue reading

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The Hobbit – Battle of the Five Armies

Last night we drove to Yeovil to watch the final in the Hobbit Trilogy. Proof really, that it really should have only been two films. The second was my favourite – we indulged in the luxury of watching it at … Continue reading

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The practicalities of wood-fired heating

My posts about the Rayburn 345W are still some of my most popular as there is so little information about them. Now we’ve had ours for four years, I thought I’d put together a list of practicalities that should be … Continue reading

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What is 50,000 divided by 30?

The answer is 1667. If you’ve just completed National November Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo, then you’ll know what I’m talking about. For those of you who don’t, the idea is that you write a 50,000 word novel in … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at Hollow Crown filming

  I saw Benedict Cumberbatch filming some of the next series of Hollow Crown on Monday. Very exciting! The full post is on Oshun’s blog.

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There’s a hole in our kayak

This is a genuine post on our local Freecycle forum: “We have a very old kayak to get rid of.  I don’t know anything about it except that it has a hole in it but still floats and that it is too … Continue reading

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