Portugal’s Algarve – More Than Just Sun, Sea & Sand

It may be known for its beautiful Blue Flag beaches and an incredible 300 days of sunshine per year, but there’s so much more to Portugal’s Algarve region than sun and sand. The southern coastline is a real haven for those of you who need to de-stress and unwind on … Continue reading

Epilepsy Drug Reduces Signs of Alzheimer’s in Mice

Research has found that an epilepsy drug – levetiracetam – can reduce some features of Alzheimer’s in mice. The study is published online today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Changes in electrical activity in the brain have been reported in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Mice … Continue reading

Film Review: Perks Of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower struggles on many fronts. I seem to be the only one whose noticed Emma Watson’s strange accent. Was she trying to be American? My biggest gripe is that the gap between teacher and student is stereotyped. New boy in school struggles to make friends. … Continue reading

Wine of the Month – November (And a Wine to Drink Out)

This article also appears on CambridgeWineBlogger On the cusp of autumn and winter, November is a month for warming spicy reds, maybe still with a bit of autumnal mellow fruitfulness. Bright days after clear nights bring misty mornings with a watery sun hanging low in the sky, golden russet hues … Continue reading

Film Review: Johnny English Reborn

Johnny English Reborn is a nice movie. Easy on the eye. Rowan Atkinson is the main attraction here. His secret agent is more Clouseau than Bond. I would change the advert slogan, ‘Licensed to make you laugh’ to ‘Licensed to amuse’. Rowan is amusing but I never laughed out loud … Continue reading