BOOKS BOX SETS AND BANDS

CULTURAL CRUSTS TO CUT THROUGH THOSE JANUARY BLUES. Even in non-covid times, January is often a cultural desert, with very few cultural crumbs to feast on after the excesses of December, when new books have been devoured and we watch enough Netflix to give us eyes the size of Samsung’s wall-sized screen. We are locked…

A RH1 Christmas Playlist.

Bored of Shaky? Weary of Wham? Have a listen to this slightly different Christmas playlist, infused with suggestions from the four corners of our little area. You may just discover a brand new ‘xmas favourite. As Craig Revel Horwood says. FAB-U-LOUS. DONNA AND BLITZEN – BADLY DRAWN BOY From the soundtrack to the 1990s film…

RB Writes: Our Best Books of 2020.

Hoping for a book for Christmas? Take a look at our guide to some of the best from 2020. The weather is dank and fairy lights are twinkling away brightening up windows and trees. Christmas is coming! Time to hunker down with a blooming good read and take a look at our guide to the…

THRILLS IN THE VALLEY

A ramble down pre-millennium memory lane. What was your first job? What was your first job? Asked a friend recently, we were enjoying a ramble down pre-millennium memory lane. A time when life was innocent and opportunities endless, or so it appeared to those of us who did our growing up in the ‘90’s.  She…

University beckons for the next generation. How times change.

18 very short years ago, I became a mum. As I cradled my precious new born son day after day during our endless first summer, there was a dreamy trance like existence to our early months, perhaps because of sleeplessness but also taking in the enormous change that had hit me. My perfect calm little…

Homesick for Ripon. Pandemic Hometown Blues.

Corona awakens a need in many to be closer to our family and friends and gives a chance to examine the town that forged us and the roots that claim us. The welcome to Ripon signs which greet visitors and residents alike, urge us ‘to stay awhile amidst its ancient charms’. I may be a…

Books At Bedtime?

Books at Bedtime? Listen to David Jay of Susy Radio Fame read the 2020 winning stories from Reigate and Banstead Writes.