Oh, yes it is! (Panto season again)

I’m not a regular patron of the performing arts, but we do attend occasional productions. Every year we enjoy the Christmas pantomime put on by the Charles Court Opera. The company specialise in opera, operetta and pantomime performed in small venues (hence “boutique”). Their Gilbert and Sullivan performances are a lot of fun (HMS Pinafore … Continue reading Oh, yes it is! (Panto season again)

Author interview – Dick Pyle, truffle entrepreneur

For this post, I’m delighted to chat with Dick Pyle about truffles. Yes, you heard that right. Truffles. And I do mean the distinctive culinary fungus that people either love or hate... or maybe can't make up their minds about. Dick has previously worked in a variety of fields (no pun intended), including as a … Continue reading Author interview – Dick Pyle, truffle entrepreneur

Ascar Interview – Security Councillor Martek

Today we're interviewing Devon Martek who is the Chief Security Councillor in Ascar. Councillor Martek has decades of experience working in the city. He started off as a city guard. He then became an administrator. Because of a facility with statistics and collating reports, he developed a reputation for spotting patterns.   Here's a picture … Continue reading Ascar Interview – Security Councillor Martek

Review: Why Icebergs Float

In addition to reading (and writing) fiction, I spend a fair chunk of time reading (and yep, writing) non-fiction. Most of my non-fiction is work-related and very focussed on my specialist area. You can see my teaching blog if you're curious about that. But sometimes it's fun and educational to read more widely. A couple … Continue reading Review: Why Icebergs Float