Report on the Party (non-political)

I apologise for being a pest, but can you let me know below if you receive this post? Some six months after publication, “We Do Not Kill Children” finally got its long-promised “launch” party. I certainly enjoyed the evening, and it seemed that other people did...

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Miscellaneous in April

I missed a blog post last week, because: Thought A: Well, here goes, let's blog about the wedding of the century! Thought B: Oops, didn’t I say when I started this blog that my family were off-limits? I did! Thought C: OK, but a quick thought about weddings...

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Telling People Apart

A problem that I don’t think film-makers fully appreciate is the difficulty, occasionally, of telling characters apart. If one is a Dalek and one is a Victorian lady, there is no problem, but if both are humans of the same gender and similar age (and...

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More advertising

Well, so here we are again. With regard to recent news, I don't think I've got much to add to what I said on this blog when the UK voted to leave the EU.  It's here if you want to reread:  http://www.penelopewallace.com/here-we-go/ - and it still...

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Semi-fictional dates

Today is 21st October, CE, or for the more old-fashioned, Anno Domini. Our years are counted from someone long ago’s approximation of the date Jesus Christ was born. (Tom Holland’s interesting novel “Olympiad” traces modern dating back via the birth of Jesus and the founding of Rome...

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