From quiet New England to the bustle of New York City! The first half of my American Adventure is included here, featuring lots of bookshops and history. In NYC, I fully embraced the Tourist. I was there for four full days, and I was determined to make the most of my trip! I was the … Continue reading In the Tourist Jam of New York City
At lunchtime, my phone was buzzing for two reasons. The first reason was that Kate Middleton has successfully delivered her third child, a boy - aww! congrats! The second reason was that the Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlist has been announced! When the longlist was announced I had grand plans of reading the entire longlist … Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018: The Shortlist
I've got two ok, not great books on the go - one on my kindle, one in paperback. But I'm crawling through these books rather than diving in and devouring hundreds of pages in one sitting. So, in nearly a month, I've read hardly anything. It's official. I'm in a slump. Reading slumps can be … Continue reading Readng slumps and Holby City!
I was at work today, which meant I was anxiously refreshing my twitter feed waiting for the announcement of who was going to play the thirteenth re-incarnation of my favourite TV character ever. I was expecting it to be a woman, how could it possibly not be? I was thrilled to see it was Jodie … Continue reading Welcome to Thirteen!
He is political marmite. I mean, all politicians are to some extent, but the tide against Tony Blair is angry, strong and emotional. Leader of the Labour Party (1994 - 2007) and Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1997 till his resignation in 2007. He was a supporter of the Free Market and is famous … Continue reading The Brexit Blair Conundrum
I've been trying to work out if there are more "based on a true story" movies now than when I was younger, or if I am just noticing them more. I enjoy stories about people overcoming insurmountable odds and even better if they are real. Book to film is also quite popular at the moment, … Continue reading Is it just me, or are there more “true story” films now?
I was gutted to miss the Women's March on London on the 21st January 2017. I wanted to be there, joining women and men alike as they declare that they would stand against Trump and his policies. I made my poster and declared my solidarity alongside them - but I still felt like I had … Continue reading The Return of Activism?