Monthly Archives: April 2012

Song for a Sunday #10

On this wet and cold Sunday, Mr Plant has the mic, because every now and then we need a song of hope, and they don’t come much better than this:-

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Friday Night: Short and Sweet #3

ITEM: I’m sure you’ll all be mightily relieved to know that the healing thoughts you have been beaming in my direction have proved effective, and that this morning the nurse lady officially pronounced my abscess healed. Yay! I was somewhat … Continue reading

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The Lair of the White Worm

Staying with Monday’s dragon theme and collating it with last Friday’s Stoker centenary, I recently read dear old Bram’s last novel The Lair of the White Worm, published in 1911, a year before his death. I have fond memories of this … Continue reading

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Fiction for St George

This story was published somewhere or other back in the day. I’m posting it now, because on St George’s Day it seems appropriate that we should spare a thought for dragons and all the other endangered species. Enjoy! THE DRAGON’S … Continue reading

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Song for a Sunday #9

Yes, I know that this isn’t Sunday, but there are compelling reasons to post a tune or two today. Just as yesterday was the centenary of Bram Stoker’s death, today is the actual, real, honest to God birthday of HM … Continue reading

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Stoker’s Progeny

Today is the centenary of Bram Stoker’s death, and I thought I’d mark the occasion in two ways – by reading his novel The Lair of the White Worm and by listing my top thirteen vampire novels. Unfortunately the former … Continue reading

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Thoughts for a Thursday Evening #4

ITEM: It’s been a crap week so far, for a whole variety of reasons, but mainly owing to an unlooked for and unwelcome development in the matter of Pete’s health. Last weekend I got bitten by an insect, or so I … Continue reading

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