Tag Archives: doctor who

1984 9/1

According to the prompt with this title, this post is supposed to be  about being trapped with your biggest fear. That’s a bit of problem, see. I don’t really have a biggest fear. One of my political heroes is FD Roosevelt and once he’s told you the only thing you have “to fear is fear […]

Jan 04

Quote Me 4/1

Doctor Who fans have many favourite quotes: “what’s the point in being grown up if you can’t be childish?”, “I’m pretty sure that’s Cromer!”,  “Chap with the wings there, five rounds rapid!” are high up for those of us of a certain age. And whilst I do like some of the quotes from NuWho,  and […]

Mar 16

Scarecrows 2014

It’s strange how on your commute to work you tend to mark your seasons by the changing landmarks.  And after spotting the very unusual scarecrows for the first time last year, I’ve been looking out for the Family (as Doctor Who fans know they are called). I was prepared this year, with the Nikon in […]

Aug 27

An Avuncular

My mind today has been exercised by the concept of an “Avuncular”. Good word isn’t it? Very underused I feel. So I set about redressing this… One of my characters  is being an “avuncular”, and – while I’d like to think he is operating from the purest of motives – at the back of my […]

Jul 09

Weekly Photo challenge: Nostalgic

You have to be of a certain age to appreciate why these two chaps illustrate the photo challenge  so perfectly. One is cultured, mischievous, and stubborn. The other has no time for emotions or culture; although he too  is stubborn. For awhile they both seemed consigned to the footnote of culture. One has  had a […]

Scarecrows of Mine

These guys  have been intriguing me for the last couple of months. Everyday – to and from work – they’ve caught my eye. Either because they’ve been standing to attention, or because they have been running. I know they are the latest in a long line of scarecrows – first recorded in  English literature in […]