Posts Tagged: Family

Born Again Cyclist

This is me on my first bicycle, a fourth birthday present and probably the last time I’ll get away with wearing a yellow jersey, not to mention those rather fabulous trousers. I remember a number of other bikes from my childhood: a second hand bike that my Grandfather restored and hand painted blue and white, Continue Reading

Advice for Parents of Teenagers

Warren Ellis was asked: “If you were to give out parenting advice, what would you say to the father of a soon-to-be teenage girl?” His reply is fabulous: I could write a whole long thing here, but what you need to do next is simply this: Keep telling her she can do and be anything Continue Reading

Paperman

Last weekend we all headed out to the cinema to see Disney’s new animated CGI feature film Wreck-It Ralph; a return to form for Disney.  However, whilst Wreck-It Ralph is a great film, I was completely enchanted by the supporting short, the Oscar winning Paperman. I loved the story, and the wonderful ideas within, but I was Continue Reading

The Train

I’m on “the train”. I emphasise “the train” as when I was a child this was the train. The train runs from Bletchley to Bedford, stopping at two of the villages I grew up in. My Grandparents lived in Bedford, and so when I went to visit them I’d travel along this line. My bike would Continue Reading

2012

I had initially planned to write a review article for 2012, looking back on the books and music I’ve enjoyed through the year, but that doesn’t feel as relevant today as it did a few weeks ago. I’ll remember 2012 for some fantastic highs, but for ending with a series of lows. 2012 was one Continue Reading

James Bond Will Return In Skyfall

I am a huge fan of James Bond, both the books and the films. I remember being allowed to stay at my Nana’s house on a school night just so I could watch You Only Live Twice in colour. I remember the relief on my Uncle’s face when having been instructed to take me to Continue Reading