Readers, a mystery to solve.

Any sci-fi readers out there, I need your help please. I have a mystery I’ve been unable to solve.

I can’t tell you much, but I’ll tell you what I can.

In the early to mid 90’s I borrowed a book from the library, and little bits of it just stuck with me, but for the life of me I can remember the title or author of the book. No-one I have asked since, has ever recognised it.

So this book had a scientist/genetics expert in it, he and his wife had a child, and as far as I remember unknown to her he altered the child’s genes to make it super intelligent.

Continuing onwards said child is born, and around 10 months old (I think) starts suddenly talking in the supermarket saying things like coffee, and spaghetti.

I am hoping you can help me find the book again. I’d like to re-read it. Thankyou to all my wonderful readers.


The Stubborn, yet anxious Marshmallow.

If there was a biography about you, what would the title be?

The heading of this post, could well be the title of my autobiographical if I wrote one. Why, I hear you say. Well this is why….

I’m definitely stubborn, if I wasn’t I wouldn’t be here today. I’ve defied Dr’s all along and lived despite my medical conditions and physical disabilities.

Anxious, yes I am. I hide it well, possibly too well at times. So when I admit it, people think I’m being dramatic.

Marshmallow is me, I can come across harsh and bossy at times, but underneath all that determination and strong views I am a real softy.

So I think that explains the title. What would yours be called, and why?


This is the title of the book I am currently reading on my Kindle.

RANSOMED: The gripping opening case in my favourite new crime thriller series: Book 1 – The Missing Children Case Files. By M.A. Hunter.

I haven’t finished the book yet, purely due to lack of opportunities to sit quietly and read. It really is gripping, and the character’s stories are woven together incredibly cleverly, each having their own impact on the story as it progresses.

The main character so far seems to be an Author, and her Manager. The book she has written takes part of the storyline, but there are also missing children. Will they be found? Who took them, and why?

Well worth reading if you like a Thriller.

Totally Gripped!

I looked on Netflix yesterday and discovered that Lockwood & Co had finally arrived. This is the latest series from Writer/Director Joe Cornish, best known for such movies as Attack The Block and The Kid Who Would Be King.

This series is an adaptation of the young adult books written by Jonathan Stroud. I’m not sure how many books there are in the series, but there are 8 episodes of Lockwood & Co, I know this because I double checked before the first episode had even finished.

The story revolves around a small group teenage ghost-hunters as they navigate a London disturbed by spirits and spooky apparitions.

On Netflix the series is rated a 12 in the UK, but age 14 in the US. The ratings are due to language, sex references, and violence. I think some 12 year olds might well find it a bit too scary, but equally some will love it! You need to pay attention to the legal age obviously, but also know the audience well – nobody wants nightmares or a traumatised child. I personally would have been thrilled to watch something this good at that age.

There are naturally for this type of programme plenty of special effects, and you grow to love or hate the various characters depending on each one’s personality and roles in the story.

As the story unfolds various secrets are revealed, and most frustratingly we are left on a cliff hanger at the end.

I am now very impatiently longing for the next series to be released!!

P.S, If you have a dog, please walk it before you start watching Lockwood & Co, as you may well be totally mesmerised by it.

Places I would love to visit.


Cities I’d love to visit include Innsbruck and Vienna in Austria, I grew up reading the ‘Chalet School Books’ by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer which were based in Austria for some of the series. Also I adore the musical ‘The Sound of Music’ which is also connected with Austria.

It would be incredible to have a chance to visit and spend time in this absolutely beautiful country with all it’s stunning scenery!!

If possible I’d visit a few of the landmarks mentioned in the book, and film, but would definitely want to do some untouristy exploring as well.

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