Last week my mind was on conflict off the pitch. I grew up listening to my parents talking about the second World War and the D-Day anniversary brought back memories of that. On Saturday, I saw Captain Corelli’s Mandolin at the Rep, a story of what happened on a Greek island during that war.
Hong Kong is an amazing kaleidoscope of tall buildings, mass transit trains, trams, buses, cars, handcarts and people. There are lots of people in a hurry, going places, but there are also small parks dotted around the city for those who want to pause and be refreshed. There’s food, glorious food including some I fancied, the papaya and red onion salad was a favourite, and food that I didn’t try such as seahorses. Continue reading
There seems to be a growing trend for writers to bundle a random number of different items into an article. Some examples: ’27 things we LOVE about Cardiff’, ‘Six teenagers who rocked the world’ and ’11 things humans do that dogs hate.’ I don’t know why others do this but I find it a useful device when my mind is blank and I can’t think of a topic that I really want to write about on my blog. It is sometimes easier to produce a list of snippets than to write a coherent article. So here are four things that have caught my eye recently. Continue reading