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Movie – Pride

Movie – Pride

Despite the name, I didn’t even think of this as a gay film. What I picked up from the blurb was the support for the miners strike in the 1980s from what was thought of as an unlikely source. The LGSM (lesbians & gays support the miners) was formed from a gay book shop in […]

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Billy the Kid – His Life in Music!

Billy the Kid – His Life in Music!

Presented by Livestock at Stan’s Café. Based on the life/myth/legend of Billy the Kid, this performance combines music and comedy. With just two actors performing a multitude of parts, accents and sexes, there is a lot to take in. The show profits from the well-known facts as we know them and twists them to comic […]

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Book: Dot Complicated

How to Make it Through Life Online in One Piece The surname reveals that Randi did indeed work with her brother during the start-up stages of Facebook. It’s not my favourite social platform so I’m surprised to find myself riveted during the first few chapters that chart it’s beginnings.  ”We’re going to connect everybody” Randi talks about the […]

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5 Tips To Get Your CV Noticed

5 Tips To Get Your CV Noticed

As a former recruiter and hirer, I know that I spent no more than 20-30 seconds on a CV before I either rejected it or kept it in the ‘read’ folder. This is what made me keep hold of it: Call me Ensure all your contact details are on, most vitally email address and mobile […]

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Book: Clovenhoof by Heide Goody & Iain Grant

Book: Clovenhoof by Heide Goody & Iain Grant

After 27, I’ve gone and read another book based in Birmingham, or more specifically Sutton Coldfield. As the title suggests, demons of an entirely different kind feature in this book . Satan has been ousted from the role that he has had almost his entire life – the job he was born to do. Hell […]

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Movie: The Expendables 3

Movie: The Expendables 3

It’s refreshing to just have the number rather than a long, unmemorable name for the third in the series isn’t it? Yes it is toned down (12a) but still a must see for me. In fact, I was so excited about it I went to see it on a Thursday rather than the usual Friday […]

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Movie: Lucy

Movie: Lucy

Not on my list but there’s nothing else on. What should have been a fun look at how a women who goes on the rampage after a large drugs bag placed inside her burst and gets into her blood stream was slow to get off the starting line. The drugs were placed by thugs in […]

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Prague 2014 – The Quirks

Prague 2014 – The Quirks

The clichés Yes it’s old which makes it pretty, rather than beautiful. And the alcohol really is cheaper than soft drinks. Thus rendering a relative two unit-a-month teetotaler like me useless at meal time. Even in the middle of the afternoon, I found myself picking s small beer or glass of wine with food rather than […]

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Prague 2014: Prague Zoo

Prague 2014: Prague Zoo

As much as I love my monkey and ape family, the zoo isn’t somewhere I’d ordinarily go when I’m abroad but Prague zoo proved too much of a draw. Firstly it was voted (by Forbes magazine) as the seventh best zoo in the world. IN THE WORLD! Secondly it cost less than £7 to go in. […]

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The importance of the ‘out of office’

The importance of the ‘out of office’

I can just recall the days before smart phones, when we had to use ‘out of office’ even for the odd days away so people knew not to expect an (almost) immediate response. Nowadays, people have access to their emails 24/7, so why bother? Here are some reasons! Time out We all need time out […]

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