Down in the Woods

September 17, 2014

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Gothic Wood

‘Tis a dark and still night Not a sound disturbs the air Nor a whisper in the trees Nowt stirs in the wooded lair Yet shadows crawl and twist Bending around trees That reach and claw outwards In silent screams Something is alive in there But none can see Something moves and watches Wanting to […]

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Oxford Pub guide

September 17, 2014

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The Turf Tavern, Oxford courtesy of www.telegraph.co.uk

I went to Oxford a couple of weeks ago and this is a short list of some of the pubs we visited if you ever go to that wonderful city. Please bear in mind that there are only a few on here as much as I would have liked to have visited more. Another time […]

News Reviews 6

September 17, 2014

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Lying Scotsman

The following are just a few grumbles of the week to let out of my crowded and mad mind. The Scottish Referendum Yes I know, I did a huge piece on this a few days ago but it is a big thing here in the UK and will change everything no matter which way it […]

In A Foreign Field

September 16, 2014

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Picture courtesy of www.dailymail.co.uk

Mud spattered uniforms cross a scarred land Already obliterated by war Trenches criss-cross along fields once green Ripped apart by those in defence of their lives Who huddle deep, away from speedy death Keeping heads down One soldier, new to the fields Sits shaken by all that goes about Bullets and bombs resound Screams and […]

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The Streets of Oxford

September 16, 2014

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Punting on the River in Oxford

I walk over Magdalene Bridge Watching boats tangled on the Isis None can find a way out Yet smiling faces all around On into the heart of Oxford now It’s buildings old and proud So much these walls have seen Given intellectual belief A code for Morse to crack In his Endeavour to put lives […]

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Doctor Who: Listen Review

September 15, 2014

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Listen by Stuart Manning

*Warning: Contains spoilers Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Douglas Mackinnon, Listen focuses on humankind’s fear of the dark and the unknown and what if there is something that really exists under the bed. The story starts with the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) talking to himself in the Tardis, writing things down on his chalkboard […]

The Divided Heart of Alba

September 15, 2014

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Scottish referendum Picture courtesy of www.thetimes.co.uk

So the silent voices have turned to screams These shouts of repressed rage resound The words as dark as any black heart Causing division amongst friend and neighbour Religious hate rears its ugly head And the bigots rise in relentless fury Together we stand against all that’s thrown against us Separated by individuality but as […]

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