Quote Of The Day

"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Friday, April 30, 2021

The Fantastic Four (1994 unreleased)...

When I was younger I used to love The Fantastic Four comics. I don't know what it was about them, I just used to love them. Was it because they were scientists? Did I want to be Dr Doom? Or maybe secretly I fancied The Human Torch!

When the Fantastic Four films came out I was really excited. Well, excited until I'd actually seem them. Then disappointed. The 2005 version, 2007 Silver Surfer follow up, and particularly dire 2015 reboot version just didn't seem to capture the essence of the comics.

Well, today I've been watching them all again in order - and my opinion hasn't realy changed. Still disappointing.

So as a treat I also watched the campy, B-Movie version produced by low-budget specialist Roger Corman. It's cut from the same spandex as 1960s Batman. It is probably my favourite of the lot!

"The Fantastic Four (1994 unreleased) Roger Corman" available on Daily Motion.


Monday, April 26, 2021

Family Reunion - the Manning Collection…

For the first time since Dad’s funeral I got to see my family in the flesh. We went to a pub garden - as per the rules. 

And as with any family day out obviously the baby - Manning - was the centre of attention. Everyone wanted to hold him. Even Stuart!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

European Super League Champions!…

Arsenal: the first and only European Super League champions.  Can’t wait for the ticker/tape parade. 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Millionaire Shortbread…

Stuart knows me very well. He made me one of my favourites as a treat; Millionaire Shortbread. And it’s  bloody gorgeous. 

Friday, April 09, 2021

Lateral Flow Tests…

Just ordered a pack of 7 Covid-19 lateral flow tests from the NHS. They’re free and I guess it’s better to know than not to know. Don’t want to unwittingly spread any germs to my nearest and dearest what with everything opening up.  I know they aren’t 100% accurate but, hey, it’ll give me an indication. 
Stay safe folks. 


Tuesday, April 06, 2021

St Pancras in the sunshine…

As I walk to work I pass lots of lovely London landmarks. But the one I particularly love is St Pancras. Such a beauty. 

Monday, April 05, 2021

The 2021 health kick starts here! πŸ‹πŸΌπŸŠπŸ»‍♂️ @Better_UK

Booked a gym class (outdoor functional fitness) for Saturday morning at Highbury LC and a Swim for Fitness slot in the new Highbury Pool for next Monday. 
The 2021 health kick starts here! πŸ‹πŸΌπŸŠπŸ»‍♂️ @Better_UK