First Direct and Voice ID

I switched to First Direct in 1998. They were the first to introduce 24/7 telephone banking and I liked the idea of being able to maintain my account from anywhere and at any time. The […]


The Chronicles of Prydain

When I finished reading the last book of The Chronicles of Narnia in my early teens, I was heartbroken. I never wanted to leave C.S. Lewis’ magical land of talking animals. Narnia had become like […]


Too Many Heroes?

It started with Smallville. I watched every episode of all ten seasons and when the show ended in 2011 I needed another superhero to fill the void it had left in my TV schedule. Luckily, […]


My TV History

The way we watch television – where, when and how – has certainly changed over the last 40 years in the UK. I am old enough to remember there being only four channels and the […]