I always liked the word ‘miscellaneous’. It means a mixture of various items. Here are my blog posts which I have classified as ‘misc’.


Important Stuff

How to save a life: 6 new things I learned about first aid



N S Ford’s Information Superhighway: OZ magazine, British Library Online Exhibitions, Museum of Obsolete Media, Currency Converter 1270 – 2017, British Council Literature: Writers Directory

‘Ordinary people of the past’ series: Norris marries her English man, 14-year-old girl avoids prison sentence, Irish girl arrives in New York, Margaret begins life in Wales, Georgette and Salvator get hitched in Paris, A baby is born on Barbados, A war casualty on the day of the ceasefire, Prisoner transported to Tasmania,


Film & TV

7 children’s TV shows that scared me too much

Doctors, Daleks and Drums: 11 series of Doctor Who

The Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter!

Things I’ve learned from ‘Back in Time for School’

Film of the book:

Brooklyn (2015), Brideshead Revisited (2008), War of the Worlds (2005), Far from the Madding Crowd (2015), The BFG (2016), Emma (1996), Jane Eyre (2011), The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962), Stormbreaker (2006), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), A Monster Calls (2016), The Railway Children (1970)

Reviews of Simon Reeve’s BBC TV documentaries: Russia, Mediterranean, Sacred Rivers, The Tea Trail and The Coffee Trail, Tropic of Capricorn, Ireland, Equator, Turkey, Indian Ocean, Colombia, Tropic of Cancer,

Review of ‘The War of the Worlds’ (BBC, 2019)



5 songs that spark memories for me

5 more songs that spark memories for me

My top 5 music videos



Review of James Acaster, ‘Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999’


Tags and Awards

TBR Book Tag: Find out what’s on my ‘To Be Read’ shelf!

The Sunshine Blogger Award – double edition!

My third Sunshine Blogger Award post!

The Sunshine Blogger Award [fourth edition]

The Liebster Award: See my answers to 11 curious questions

The Versatile Blogger Award: 7 Things About Me

My Good Reading Habits



Bicycle Spearing Potatoes… and other party games [something weird I discovered in my research]

5 good things about early 2000s internet

5 cultural trends I want to throw in the bin

My worst job interviews

Why do people find clowns scary?