While, at the moment, this is a test project, I'm intending that it grows into a collection, albeit probably eclectic, of my posts, rather in the manner of a virtual scrapbook. Don't expect anything deep and meaningful. Do expect cricket, colour, cinema, some cooking, and - in time - some handcrafted cards. Plus occasional references to gin and giraffes.
29 Apr. 2016 by Cathryn Butler
The first day of the cricket season, especially the first day of the first home match of the season, is A Big Thing for those of us who respond to the calling of leather on willow. But the whims of the weather gods can make such a difference to the spectator experience.
24 May. 2016 by Cathryn Butler
Incredible though it seems, this week marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the release of the film "Thelma and Louise". While some might label it a chick-flick, and if, so, it must be the epitome of the genre, for others that's too simplistic and undermines its great significance for them.
13 Dec. 2016 by Cathryn Butler
The Shipping Forecast is an integral part of Radio 4's daily output: for some it's poetry; others an unwelcome interruption. It soothes and lulls some to sleep. But for those whose living is earned at sea, it's integral, essential and, at times, life-saving. A part of British tradition, no doubt - but that hasn't stopped some having fun with it: pushing the boundaries of a National Treasure