TRUMP IN THE UK

Yesterday, Thursday 12th July, President of the United States Donald Trump was two miles from my home. Trump is visiting the United Kingdom for the first time in his presidency to meet Prime Minister Teresa May amongst other things. Last night, he ended his first day in Oxfordshire, attending a dinner at Blenheim Palace. Which […]

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THE NHS vs WORLDWIDE HEALTH CARE

Today marks seventy years of the National Health Service in the UK, and I’m going to step out of my comfort zone and talk about what my life would be like without it. I have been in and out of doctor’s surgeries, clinics and hospitals my whole life for a bunch of different injuries, problems […]

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ADRIFT

I saw this film eight hours ago and keep finding myself coming back to it in my busy mind. Released in the UK at the tail end of last month, Adrift is a film about a couple, lost at sea after a hurricane wrecks their boat whilst sailing across the Pacific Ocean. It could perhaps […]

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JUNE FILM ROUND UP

Another slow month at the cinema for me, again account of my being the Busiest Lady on Earth™️. But, despite my schedule and despite the weather being anything but cinema weather, I managed to make it to three films.    JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Dir.  J. A. Bayona The first half an hour is pretty […]

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CARRIE : 2018 FILM CHALLENGE

It is week twenty six of my 2018 film challenge, which is the exact halfway point! I’ve actually made it six months! To celebrate halfway through, this week’s theme was…. A scary film I did watch Hereditary this week which was scary as hell, but I want to stick to my challenge of ticking off […]

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THE SHAPE OF WATER

I was originally going to see this film on it’s opening day (coincidentally my birthday) and post my review the next day – but if you remember, I was ill and had to cancel all of my plans and have a big birthday strop instead. But, I did get around to seeing it and I […]

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SPOTLIGHT: 2018 FILM CHALLENGE

Hey! It’s week twenty five! This week’s challenge was…. An Oscar winning film So I’ve gone with a DVD that’s been sitting on my shelf for a while now: 2016’s Best Picture winner, Spotlight. Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Mcadams and Brian d’Arcy James amongst other famous names, Spotlight is the true story of […]

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SPRING 2018

I’m trying something new – I’m going to accompany my seasonal video with a blog post. If you’re unaware, I make seasonal videos on my YouTube, four times a year: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. As it’s the first day of Summer, I just published my second Spring video.  A lot of things happen in […]

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