Category Archives: Doctor Who

Doctor Who Guest Review: The Time of The Doctor

The time has come at last for Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor to face Trenzalore, the oldest question in the universe hidden in plain sight, and his own inevitable death. But this is no ordinary Christmas special. For this ties all … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Doctor Who 50th Day of The Doctor Review

I am sorry that this review has been so long coming, but I needed some time to gather my thoughts, and in the wake of the Christmas special and Matt’s farewell, maybe it is best reviewing back to back. And … Continue reading

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Staring Without Seeing, And Other Stories

That’s what I tend to do when I’m waiting for my hospital appointments; I have my Kindle, of course, but occasionally my gaze will sweep the waiting area and see – but not see. Images are vaguely noted – sometimes … Continue reading

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Luke’s Attic #2 – Mister Smith And The Doctor

For once, Luke felt no irritation when Mister Smith sounded his trumpeting fanfare. Mum had berrated the ancient mind of the machine so many times for this, but today Luke was comforted by the sound. Happy memories flooded back as … Continue reading

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Count The Shadows

When you’re a Whovian, if somebody mentions a library you immediately think of the episode Silence In The Library and the Vashta Nerada: I’m sure that library staff the world over are fed up with asking someone if they need … Continue reading

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Along Came A Spider

Since  I  last blogged, various things have happened – mostly to me as opposed to for me, but that’s nothing new. The first thing that happened to me was a young female spider, who I was examining in the garden one … Continue reading

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On Writing And The Writing Industry

What makes a writer? When comes the point that you can claim to be a writer or a journalist – and a recognised and respected one at that? The best person to ask, of course, is a writer, and so … Continue reading

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The Life And Times Of A Transient Journalist

I am most definitely not dead, but a lot of things have been happening – both to me and for me. My time has recently been taken up with gardening, cross-stitch, writing for What Culture, running a Facebook group with … Continue reading

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Translation: I did it! And what better picture than a delighted Hiro Nakamura to express my happiness? This week has been seriously rough on me, what with my autistic son being transferred and sectioned to a young adult facility and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Name of the Doctor Review

I have re-watched this episode three times and even now I am not sure that this review can possibly do justice to what I saw on the screen. Yes. The Name of The Doctor was that audacious, that mind blowing, … Continue reading

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