The QT

Saturday 15 June 2024

The QT Social


Boxing Clever – Reacher

Jack Reacher is a retired Military Police officer, formerly of the US Army. He is the lead character in a fantastically successful series of books written by British author Lee Child, which have sold over 100 million copies worldwide. There are 28 Reacher novels in all, and I’ve currently read 27 and a half of …

Quizzing at The QT – June 14

14th June …. and a quick look at what has previously happened on this day in history … 1777 US Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes flag, designed by Francis Hopkinson, replacing the Grand Union flag 1807 Emperor Napoleon I’s French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia, ending …

Restaurant Hjem right at home at Fenwick

I’ve had the happy privilege of eating at Restaurant Hjem in Wall, Northumberland on a number of occasions in recent years, and every time has been an absolute delight. So when I found out they were setting up shop within five minutes of my home in Newcastle, it would have been nothing short of rude …

The Responder

Boxing Clever – The Responder

Martin Freeman has come along way since his breakthrough role as Tim in The Office, the Slough based straight man in a workplace staffed by fools and maniacs, who perfected the desperate, wan smile into the camera. He was then famously Dr Watson to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock, and went on to star in huge Hollywood …

Quizzing at The QT – June 7

7th June …. and, before we go any further, a quick look at what has happened on this day in history: 1099  During the First Crusade, the Siege of Jerusalem began 1654  Louis XIV was crowned King of France 1692  Port Royal, Jamaica, was hit by a catastrophic earthquake, with 1,600 people being killed in three minutes 1832  The …

Nothing Trumps Donald hype 

I’d spent most of the afternoon on board the US Navy ship turned five-star visitor attraction Intrepid, learning all about life at sea and enjoying unrivalled views of New York’s Hudson River from the famous Pier 86. It reminded me of my brief stint with the Sea Scouts in Blyth: I immediately felt a deep …

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