Monday, 18 November 2013
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
I have to admit that when I looked at the films on offer, this one wasn't my first choice, but in the absence of any masked superheroes, it seemed to be the best option and of course, it was.
Bill Nighy (who is of course a God, or at least maybe a Demi-God), plays a super cool father who has to somehow tell his 21 year old son the facts about their 'inherited' time travelling skills. Needless to say we are then taken on a journey of love, romance, laughter and sadness that almost left me speechless (almost!). We follow the trials and tribulations of Tim (Domhnall Gleeson who is probably best known as Bill Weasley from Harry Potter) as he trips and falls through his love life time and time again. Rachel McAdams who plays Mary is believable and reliable throughout and we are graced with a whole cast of 'A' listers such as Lindsay Duncan who is excellently cast, Tom Hollander (who never ceases to amaze with his range) and cameos from Richard E Grant and the late Richard Griffiths, just as the icing on the cake! There are some real laugh out loud moments and some very poignant ones to balance it out. If you think this is just another chick flick, think again.
I will admit that this is one of those that you could get on DVD, it doesn't need the big screen, but it's a great excuse for popcorn (scratch that - who needs an excuse) and of course if you wait for the DVD, then you have to do just that...wait - just go and see it.
All in all this film delivered on many levels. It was thought provoking and cleverly co-ordinated throughout. Like with most of Mr Curtis' delights, I am sure we will be seeing this on our screens for many a year to come and you know what, I can't wait.
Random redhead facts:
• Only 1% of the worlds population are redheads and most of these are found in the UK, Ireland and former UK colonies - like Australia for instance.
• Red heads are an endangered species (well almost) Apparently red heads are becoming more rare and are likely to be extinct in 100yrs or so...
• Red heads attract bees and are therefore stung more often - go figure!
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Saturday, 4 May 2013
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Stephenie Meyer, probably best known as the author behind 'The Twilight saga' The Host, in book form was captivating and had me hooked from page one. The film... (directed by Andrew Niccol) well it was good, but it didn't quite cut it. Honestly, I enjoyed it, but I had the memory of the book to fall back on...
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
So what have you got to lose, get doodling and decorating - those cards are within your reach...
And for inspiration, here a few websites to look at:
• Display of Easter eggs
• Top 10 Easter Eggs gallery
• Egg carving, must be seen to be believed...
• Sorbian eggs gallery...
Just in case you didn't know...
1. The oldest decorated eggs are dated 60,000 years ago and were found in South Africa.
2. Decorated eggs are believed to ward off evil in some parts of the world.
Now go and make the world a brighter place, get the family involved, have your own egg painting session (great way to keep the wee folk quiet for a bit) - oh and don't forget to send a pic.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Monday, 4 February 2013
Now, I am not a lover of package holiday trips, however, I found myself recently embarking upon a fairly last minute one, because the weather here has been awful for way too long and I was desperately in need a bit of R&R. While away I found myself increasingly intrigued by the nature of the all inclusive holiday...