Today was another gym day, and a gym day means another podcast. This time, it was the turn of The Rest is History, a history podcast presented by Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland. The episode I had on today was the third in a four part series about Christopher Columbus. As is usual with the … Continue reading Don’t touch anything!
Project Hail Mary: a book review
Well I have thoroughly enjoyed returning to reading fiction this week with the latest offering from my non-resolution Christmas book pile, Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. The last of my fiction choices from the Christmas pile, I have only three (!!) more books to get through on the Christmas list before I can get … Continue reading Project Hail Mary: a book review
Reach for the stars?
At the time of writing, nearly 5000 planets have been discovered outside of our solar system (so called exoplanets), an incredible achievement given just 30 years ago we knew of none. If we consider only planets which could potentially contain life (orbiting their parent star in the so called Goldilocks Zone), then it is estimated … Continue reading Reach for the stars?
My brain is a time traveller
Alcohol; the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems Homer J. Simpson Just a couple of lines in and already the reader might well be wondering what on Earth this post is about. From a seemingly clickbait title to a quote from the Simpsons, it is certainly not obviously what I intend to … Continue reading My brain is a time traveller
I tend to think of myself having a good sense of direction. While I am not ashamed to admit I use a sat nav when driving, once I have driven someone for the first time, I can usually find my way back again without the need for the sat nav a second time. And when … Continue reading World View