Saving Ryan’s Daughter

Image copyright MGM Films/Faraway Productions The world of film has come a long way in little more than a century. At the start, viewers were amazed to see scratchy depictions of moving monochrome figures, then talkies led a move towards more realism, and now we watch films in which Computer Generated Imagery makes anything appearContinue reading “Saving Ryan’s Daughter”

From a table in the corner

For most people, aside from seasoned business travellers, I expect hotels are pretty personal things. They are, or should be, home from home, stress busting venues, and repositories of family holiday history. They offer shelter and, hopefully, hospitality, but they also build dreams and memories. It’s a tall order for fulfillment – and different hotelsContinue reading “From a table in the corner”

The Rocks Remain

Last week, they came to the green fields of west Kerry from the four green fields of Ireland: from Ulster, where the Gaelic game is so important to the nationalist tradition, from the spirit of the West in Connacht, from Leinster where the men of Westmeath remembered their greatest hour at Croke Park, and fromContinue reading “The Rocks Remain”