Jun 062016
 
On the Trail of Buffalo Bill

Next year will mark the 100th Anniversary of the death of one of America’s great heroes – William F Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill.  Here’s my early tribute. One of the things that has fascinated me about the USA is the concept of early explorers and settlers travelling out west in search of fame [Read More…]

Dec 202015
 
Berlin - A Good Place for a Murder...

This is an early evening winter rush-hour view of Berlin and the great Kurfürstendamm street, running off towards the top left of the picture, away from the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church – the original Church is just beyond the modern Church and Tower, in the lower right of the image. It’s a very famous landmark [Read More…]

Dec 122015
 
Flying to Musina, South Africa

It’s been one of my great pleasures to fly in the skies of South Africa. The country’s big – 472,000 square miles (1.2m Sq Km), making it 5 times larger than the UK.  I planned to hire an aircraft in Johannesburg, a Cessna 182.  Nearly all of my flying has been done on low wing [Read More…]

Dec 012015
 
Henry V - Once More Unto The Breach!

It was a delight for me to be able to attend the Barbican Theatre in London on Saturday evening (28 Nov) to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s latest stage production of HENRY V. Of all of Shakespeare’s plays, it’s one of my favourites. Although there are films – the Classic of the Classic, Olivier’s; Kenneth [Read More…]

Nov 222015
 
Apollo 13 - Stirring Stuff

I have just enjoyed watching, for the umpteenth time, Ron Howard’s film Apollo 13, which tells the story of the ill-fated Apollo mission that had an accident on its way to the Moon in 1970. What a great storyteller Ron Howard is. He takes his themes and presents them with style, delicacy, depth, thoughtfulness and [Read More…]