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Friday, 2 December 2016

Amazing beasts found and loved!

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

So this is one for all the Harry Potter fans out there, all the sci-fi and fantasy fans out there and last but not least, all the Eddie Redmayne fans out there...

Following on from the institution that is HP, Rowling has not let us down. This film is genius from the very start. Set in 1920's America, and full to bursting with 'A' list stars, it would be almost impossible for it to fail, in fact it surpassed my expectations.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Everyone loves a hero!

It's been a while since I enjoyed a good animation film, which is why, when I had some time to kill on a long haul flight, and I saw Big Hero 6 in the line up, I thought "why not..."

Tomorrowland is not enough...

I love science fiction - there you go, I said it out loud and everything, well I wrote it out loud... and yes, that is possible if you have your PC speech action turned on - really it is! Anyway, I digress, so now it's official (if you really didn't know that from previous posts, you must be new here - Hi!). So when Tomorrowland came out, I was itching to see it (and no it wasn't just the lure of popcorn). As usual, I dragged my partner along as well, because, well seeing films on your own is just wrong...

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Spirit of adventure = moral dilemma...

Ok, I'll admit, I was an avid viewer of the latest series of 'The Island' with Bear Grylls, I watched both the men's and the women's islands religiously each week, professing my confidence that I (of course) could do better - all from the comfort of my own dry home and after eating a hearty meal...

Thursday, 13 November 2014


I was lucky enough to get to see the poppies at the Tower of London, first hand, twice – and both times the sight took my breath away.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

My first Minion...

Go on ask me what I did today, go on...

'Well, among many other very important things, today I made my first MINION." I decided that a little Fimo creativity would be good exercise and so I set to sculpting (in the loosest possible way) a Minion and not just any Minion, but a purple one! These crazy little creatures are ridiculous and wacky and let's face it who needs a reason really? You may think my skills are despicable, but hey, its a start and for those of you who haven't the foggiest what I am wittering on about - check out Despicable me 2 on DVD, or you can get an idea of what the purple minions are here >

My first million? Well, I thought that could wait until tomorrow.

Come on send me your most despicable minion and I promise to post it...

Monday, 21 July 2014

Romeo & Julie-wet..!

"What Glorious weather we are experiencing"
"Indeed, the likes of which hasn't been seen, ooh for many a year..."
"We should take advantage of such a glut of sunshine, should we not?"
"Absolutely, why, I hear of an outdoor rendition of a Shakespeare play - what say you?"
"A delight... let's attend forthwith..."