Sunday Book Review – The Twitch by Kevin Parr

This is one of two books I bought in Oxford the week before last.  The first was in the shop window and caught my eye so I went inside and then this cover and title caught my eye so I bought it too.  Both purchases were testaments to the power of advertising – or communication. …

Breaking news – Sanctuary saved?

Reports suggest that plans for a cycle track which would wreck the Sanctuary Local Nature Reserve have been abandoned by Derby City Council.  Delays to the scheme – due to the brave and, it seems, effective – legal challenge by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust mean that the cost effectiveness of the plans is now in doubt. …

361 days to go…

And so we say farewell to the Cheltenham Festival for another year. Here are some random thoughts: the whole experience was life-enhancing the company of friends is one of the best things in life Margaret’s pie is simply the best Cheltenham racecourse is rather cruel to have a ‘Ladies’ Day’ in early March when some…