The greatest knight

Author: Elizabeth Chadwick

William Marshall was a real person; born in relative obscurity he rose through the ranks to become “the greatest knight that ever lived” as well as Earl of Pembroke. He served under four kings of England, although this book only covers his exploits under two, Henry II and Richard I. He married Isabel de Clare, who was the daughter of Strongbow. And through her gained the rights to Leinster.

2010 #4

Four weeks in a row. And I still can’t believe that we’re in 2010 yet. it still sounds like the future to me. And for us to be 4 weeks into January! Damn this year is flying by. Already! Wonder what it’ll be like in a month.

Anyways, because I haven’t been out and about much with the camera this month you’ll have to make do with this “I need a photo, what can I take a picture of” photo of some scones I just made.

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I’m Captain François Blaze Martin of the Seablaze. You can call me Blaze.

Sometimes looking at my Statcounter details I’m a little icked out. I mean fanfic is all well and good, but Brian O’Driscoll fanfic! I just can’t get my head around that. Real people are real. You can’t fanfic them. At least not around here. This is a royal decree. Possibly a papal one. Or a […]

The Ultimates

Writ: Mark Millar & Illus: Bryan Hitch

I was a little disappointed in these graphic novels. Mainly because they often seemed to look for the cheap laugh while at the same time trying to be all gritty at the same time. You can usually go for one or the other, but both at the same time usually doesn’t work.

Here lies Arthur

ISBN: 9780439955331 LibraryThing | Author’s site Some stories will never stop being retold. How many different versions of the Arthurian legends are there out there? And do we really need another? Well, why not. I mean, just because you share the germ of an idea with someone doesn’t mean you can’t go something new with […]

The Road

based on book by Cormac McCarthy IMDb | Metacritic Grey is the first word I think of when I think about this film. Grey and bleak. That is to be expected; this film is set after the apocalypse. A time when the world has turned to ash, and there is nothing living, nothing except people, […]

The beekeeper’s apprentice

Author: Laurie R. King
A Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery #1
I read the most recent of this series recently, and really enjoyed it, so of course I had to pick up the first in the series and get introduced to the characters properly. I just couldn’t shake the impression that I was missing out on so much when I read The language of bees. And, of course, one should always begin at the beginning. It is a very good place to start, or so I’ve heard.

Daybreakers

IMDb ; Official Site ; MetaCritic This film is utterly meh-worthy. It isn’t entertaining enough to be enjoyable, but isn’t bad enough to merit a walk-out. You’ll most likely forget about it two minutes after you leave the cinema. It’s supposed to be an “original” take on the vamp movie I suppose, with its vampires […]

2010 #2

Week 2: We don’t normally get snow in Ireland. And when we do get it, it is usually a light dusting so having the white stuff on the ground for pretty much a month was something very different for us :) Last Sat a couple of us went up to Bushy Park in Dublin and […]