An Awfully Big Adventure – the influence of Peter Pan on the Doctor and Rose

Inspired by a viewing of “Neverland” – which offers an extremely sanitised and revised reading of JM Barrie’s relationship with the Llewellyn-Davies family, who inspired “Peter Pan”, I’ve been digging around in Barrie’s life and works. It makes for creepy reading. According to a recent account by the writer Piers Dudgeon (“Captivated”), Barrie was impotent… More An Awfully Big Adventure – the influence of Peter Pan on the Doctor and Rose

Food, Glorious Food (or 101 things to do with a pumpkin, apart from making a Dalek out of it)

For several months now I’ve struggled to work up any enthusiasm whatsoever for cooking. It had reached the point where a pall of gloom settled over me an hour or so before the evening meal was due. Partly it was depression, mostly it was having struggled with cooking for a picky, allergy-prone family for too… More Food, Glorious Food (or 101 things to do with a pumpkin, apart from making a Dalek out of it)

Life after

There is a big hole in my life where my love of Doctor Who used to be, and I continue to go through the motions of my obsession like a twitching corpse. But it’s more about habit than anything else. So we’re going to get a two-minute preview of the Christmas Special for Children in… More Life after