I imagine that the appeal of this lad’s adventure will resonate most with those who watched the original two adventures. The Long Way Round and the Long Way Down arrived on our screens during the postmillennial decade.
In the first adventure, we saw Ewan McGregor and his friend, Charley Boorman travelling around the world on two motorbikes. They travelled from London to New York the Long Way Round. It was a true lads adventure and one that set me on my journey of desire to explore the world.
The Long Way Down was the same concept as the first adventure, yet it was from Scotland to the lowest point of South Africa. More adventure and more excitement to entice me out of my shell. It was a trip that was hampered somewhat from Ewan’s side, in the fact that his now ex-wife joined for a short stretch and there was petty squabbling between him and co-lead, Charley Boorman. …
Is a 14th film in the works or will we be left in the drifts of space?
The current count is set at the most unlucky of numbers, with 13 films in the Star Trek franchise being produced.
These cover the original crew, the crew from the Next Generation and the latest crew to grace the silver screen, the Kelvin timeline crew.
The latest film was released in 2016. It was a great film and one that I would love to see a sequel too but is it feasible given the loss of Antony Yelchin?
A sequel to Star Trek Beyond has been planned for years. This is if the rumours are to be believed but would this feature the crew from the Kelvin timeline or a new crew? …
It is over. The full lockdown that is. Regardless of how you saw the last lockdown in England (either strict or simply a shutdown of the pubs), it is over. We are now back in the wonderful world of tiered restrictions.
For work, it means that ‘people in all tiers who can work from home, should continue to do so.’ However, as with so many Prime Ministerial briefings, there are loopholes and so we must ask if we can go into the office, should we? …
Yes, it is. In the simplest sense of the question, state education is available to everyone. Private education is costly but is it better and is it worth the money? Does it prepare children for life more so than that which is projected through state education?
It shouldn’t be, but the statistics project a different story.
COVID-19 has reached across the world and tested frontline services. In the United Kingdom, it has brought to light the problems of years’ underfunding.
The subsequent lockdowns that we are living through are a result of underfunded and under prioritised services. These are the lifeblood of the countries that make up the United Kingdom, but how underfunded are they?
Just like draining Spaghetti, the funding for the NHS has many cracks. Money has leaked through and resulted in a situation today when the service has been close to being unable to cope.
At the start of this year, a lot.
‘At the end of 2019/20, NHS providers held £13.4 …
The Great British Bake has run for 11 seasons, with this year being the eleventh and if I had my way, last. It is a British institution that for me, has lost its way.
Now, this is not to say that this whole article will be about channel four and how it ruined Bake Off, as that would be a lie. My argument is that the Bake Off needs a rest. We are tired of the format and need a break for a few years, at least I do. …
Safeguarding the vulnerable is a key problem across the world and not just in education. With the current global pandemic, the light has been shone on every corner of life, including that of safeguarding and how you can do so behind closed doors.
The initial lockdown was the worst, with everyone guessing at what to do and many children and adults losing their lives throughout this time. Some of those were trapped in troubled households unable to gain access to the usual types of release that they would be permitted.
It was an awful time and whilst professionals could phone and neighbours could hear, it wasn’t enough. Aspects such as intimidation and control ran rampant and therefore, with the second lockdown nearly over, we are thankful that it has been shorter and less strict. …
COVID-19 has fundamentally altered the face of this world. It has made the hypothetical real and changed the reality in which we are living. It is one that has brought a lot of challenges to the surface. It tested the theory of working from home that many of us heralded but never considered we would achieve.
Is it better than what we had before? Is it the revolution that we all hoped for, or has it fallen flat like Boris Johnson’s election promises?
A rat race would be the best way in which to describe the old world. It was full of travel. We had no time for anything as we were busy scurrying from work to home, to the pub and then back home. We barely spent any time at home, yet were happy to spend thousands on it, as we couldn’t bear to live anywhere that didn’t meet our expectations. …
The PlayStation 5 has launched. We all know this, of course, and I am willing to bet that it will be the number one requested gift this year, or at least in the top ten. It is a console that I had on pre-order but decided to cancel when the time came to put my money where my mouth is.
The reason for this is simple: I can’t utilise the console in the intended way. With my television unable to output more than 1080i, my setup wouldn’t allow the shiny new console to reach its full potential.
For the first time in my life, I will not be buying a new PlayStation on launch day. …
To write or to read will be the natural response but if we delve a little deeper, then we can see patterns emerge. People use Medium in different ways and to get attention, you need to be observant and most importantly, not write what about what you want to write.
As a fledgeling writer, I joined the partner programme six months ago. In that time, I have gone from being unnoticed to gaining followers daily. On top of this, I have seen my work published by different publications and have an understanding of what works.
You need to experiment. In a scientific manner, you need to write and publish. Simple really, but you need to see what works and what does not work. What is picked up by publications and or Medium itself for further distribution and note down the patterns. …