Perhaps the strangest reports of UFO sightings occurred at the end of the Second World War. Pilots, who are usually rational and sensible persons, reported seeing fast moving round glowing objects following their aircraft while flying over Germany at night. Sometimes they were described as fiery, glowing red, white or orange. Pilots and their aircrew reported that these objects flew formation with their aircraft and behaved as if under intelligent control. Sometimes it seemed as if they were toying with them like playful dolphins riding in the slipstream of boats, making wild turns around them before simply vanishing. They could not
This is the beginning of my father’s story and tells why he decided to join the Royal navy.and the first chapter of my fathers experiences in the Second World War I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sails shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking. I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the
I was listening to Jeremy Vine on the Radio the other day and he was talking to Antony Beevor about his new book called “The Second World War”. Jeremy was saying that it is strange that The Second World War fascinates everybody. This struck a chord with me as I am spell bound by the War and love nothing better than watching old war films. For although there was tragedy and hardship it was a glamorous and romantic time, stream trains gushing steam, whistles blowing, passionate goodbye embraces. There was a spirit
I was delighted when Channel Four announced their programme about urban foxes, firstly because I love foxes and secondly because one of the characters in my book, “The Grail of the Unicorn Planet,” is an urban fox called Rufus. In my book, the children are able to communicate with him, made possible by the wizard Signet. He is an important character as he prevents the children being caught by two dangerous criminals. He also shows them how to use the T.A.M the device enabling Archie to space travel to the planet Altair to warn Signet that the evil wizard Vastator is behind
Communication with extraterrestrial intelligence In my book, “The Grail of the Unicorn Planet” the extraterrestrials that live on the planet Altair are highly advanced and benevolent. They visit Earth, unknown to most of us but if they did show their faces they would be friendly. However some people believe that to try and make contact with aliens and send messages to outer space is foolhardy and even dangerous. David Brun, scientist and science fiction author and considers it may be risky to reveal Earth’s location to alien civilisations. Another notable critic is the eminent physicist Stephen Hawking, who has said,
I thought that the days of rogue cowboy garages was over but I was wrong. After having two clutches in quick succession, fitted by Lee Hire in Brighton they told me that I had burnt the clutches to a crisp and that the car would not go into gear because the gear box was faulty. They suggested that I “pass” the car and its problems on to an unsuspecting buyer and I should buy an automatic car as it would be better for a woman of my age!
I then found out that Lee Hire had fitted the wrong clutch. I thought i would share with you all, the action I have now taken.
Stargazing, Exoplanets and Space travel
I have always liked Science fiction and have been inspired by H.G Wells and Jules Verne and later Asimov. So as a writer I wanted to incorporate this as an element in my books. Information technology means that we all have instant access to the latest developments in technology and we can see that Science Fiction is steadily becoming Science Fact. Scientists at NASA are discovering more Exoplanets with their Kepler planet-hunting telescope every day. So I thought I would tell you about one of the latest ones named Kepler 22-b. It has been identified as
The Literacy class where I am a volunteer restarted after half term, last Monday the 20th February and I was very surprised to find that I learnt something myself. The teacher asked everyone, “What is the first day of the Week?” You possibly thought like me that it was Monday. or maybe you are cleverer than me and know that it is in fact Sunday. Now I thought that in the bible, the Sabbath, or Sunday, was the last day of the week. The day when you are supposed to rest and not work. Then I got to thinking that this is only true if you
Do you ever find that when you come to sort out the laundry after it has been washed and tumble-dried that you are left with odd socks? Even though you have washed the clothes at home, they just can’t be found. They’re not left in the washing machine or tumble drier so where on earth have they gone? The answer is that they are not anywhere on this earth. It’s all the fault of Lev and Soli. Now, at this point, you may well be asking, “Who the hell are Lev and Soli” Well, Lev and Soli are Mizakeen who
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.(Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet Scene II, ii 1 -2). So speaks Juliet in Shakespeare’s famous work. I was thinking about this, last week, when my friends came back from a holiday in Hong Kong and telephoned me to ask when they could come round to give me the present they had bought on their travels. They told me in was a framed pictogram of my name in Chinese with a translation of the meaning on the back. “It describes you, exactly, its so funny.” I was fascinated and in the hour it took