This book came with many recommendations and headlines: “Full of Twists and Turns”“Sensational”“Engrossing pysch-thriller-cum-courtroom-drama” It was also recommended by the Richard and Judy book club. So with all this hype, I was looking to a good read! But how disappointing. The story-line is fine: Hi-jinks by the PM and best friend, James at University lead […]
Do you ever stop learning? Life is a learning flavoured experience! In retirement, we are constantly advised to use your brain, and stop the cells from dying. “Learn a foreign language” “Learn to play an instrument” and your health will benefit. You can learn new skills on Youtube (such as many DIY skills), and the […]
The premise of this book is intriguing, and the first few chapters draw you in but then …. the plot becomes rather disappointingly improbable. Shame as the idea of a visitor turning up your house with knowledge of your house, but is suffering from amnesia and does not know who she is, sounds like an […]
How do you move from saver to spender in retirement? Some tips and pychology.
Many in the Silver Surfer age range missed out on training for the Computer Age. Here are some help and useful resources.
Investing in the Stock Market Investing in the stock market can be a risky business. However, over the long term the performance has been good. For example, over the last year the FTSE is up 2.29% (August 2018) – not brilliant and hardly better than sticking your capital in a safe Bank Account. The picture is […]
There is nothing like a good con story. You might even feel on the conman’s side if the con is clever and intricate. However, what happens when two domestic partners might be conning each other?
[star rating="5" max="5"] Origin by Dan Brown is a super read. He is a Master of the Genre. Intrigue, technology, monarchy and religious factions all contribute to yet another page turner!
[star rating="4" max="5"] This novel has tremendous potential. The premise is indeed interesting; there are two threads: one set in the last months of World War II in the Jura area, and the other in 2018 following murders in Orleans and investigated by Captain Picaut. But I have reservations …