StephenCashmore.com http://stephencashmore.com Stephen's blog http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170605202421 Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170605202421 Well, what a fine romp. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and was quite amazed at how real the weird and wonderful universe of GoTG looked. In one scene there were just two... let's say, creatures that were not real and weren't made-up humans... along with various noises offscreen, and yet it all seemed qu... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170605201701 AS THEY GROW OLDER (2) http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170605201701 I have today sent off three review copies of ASTG, two within the UK, the third to distant Malta. I gather the Ayrshire Bridge Union is going to feature the book in a newsletter, which is nice of them, and the SfEP has agreed that I can display them at their conference in September. Still lots to do... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170528184817 Mown down in Barcelona http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170528184817 I am not sure how I survived Barcelona. To begin with, it was stiflingly hot: mind you, when I got back to Ayr it was even stiflinger, to coin a new word. But at least in Ayr I am unlikely to be mown down by traffic. In Barcelona, I am. Or rather, I was. First I evade the cars, which are coming a... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170528184129 COLD COLD HEART by Tami Hoag http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170528184129 This is a pot-boiling serial killer mystery by an author I discovered many years ago... and thought well enough of her to get this in a local charity shop. If you haven't heard of Tami Hoag but enjoy these sorts of thriller-cum-detective mysteries, you can't go far wrong with Tami. I enjoyed Col... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170521210046 LaLa Land http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170521210046 We all know the hype about this film. Best musical since... whenever the last great musical was. Lots of awards and nominations. Everyone say, 'It can't be that doo', but when they go in to see it they come out saying, 'But it was.' Hmm. We watched this on dvd, and perhaps this is one of those f... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170521204721 GRIDLOCK by Ben Elton http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170521204721 I've read quite a few Ben Elton books. Some of them are just out and out funny; some have a much darker side but still manage to pull a few belly laughs. This one must have been one of his earlier efforts (it was first published in 1991). Oh, the characters are good and many of the situations and ev... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170521114406 THE MEMORY OF EVA RYKER by Donald Stanwood http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170521114406 Not many of you will have heard of this one. I grabbed it off my shelf as I was leaving for somewhere or other, and I noted it was first published in 1979. The short review is: it's good, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The long review would have to babble about technology creep (the most advanced ... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170518082710 More on rain http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170518082710 Some time ago, my youngest mentioned that it was 'raining ants and spiders' rather than cats and dogs, and we promptly derived a whole bunch of different animal-related categories of rain. Now there's a new kid on the block: my other half told me that it was 'chuckling down' in Glasgow, the other da... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170507065357 SfEP mini-conference http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170507065357 I went along to the SfEP Scottish mini-conference on Friday. Actually, it wasn't so 'mini', with some 90 delegates attending. I was supposed to be giving a brief presentation on SfEP training. So: 'Hello everybody. I'm the training director, and I'm here to show you what training we offer and what's...