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Film: Central Intelligence

Film: Central Intelligence

I’m sure everyone has called it ‘no intelligence’ already, so there’s no need for me to do so. The story is good; at school Calvin Joyner is voted most likely to succeed and Bob is overweight, much-bullied with no friends who loves dancing. They meet via Facebook just before the High School re-union which Calvin, […]

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Tried & tested: Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box

Tried & tested: Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box

    Bought for £10 (with purchase of £40). What a fantastic way to try so many quality products! Rodial Dragon’s blood hyaluronic tonic 50ml Works? Feels nice on and I love that it’s a spray. Unclear if it does anything as yet. I’ve refused to take the extra toner step between cleansing and moisturising. As I never […]

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Food & coffee in Hong Kong – the best and the rest

Food & coffee in Hong Kong – the best and the rest

    Good for coffee The Mixing Room is worth climbing the steps for and Café Sausalito which reminded us of one of our great coffee experiences in Sausalito, San Francisco. Accro is the one coffee geeks (like my bf) seem to pay a pilgrimage too. Plus Fuel Espresso and Pacific Coffee seems to be the […]

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Movie – The Nice Guys

Movie – The Nice Guys

  This 1970s comedy is certainly funny in places but soon gets cliqued. Two very different private eyes – one that takes the money no matter how hopeful the case and the other that is pretty much a hired leg breaker – are forced to work together by a senior figure in the government. As […]

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Highlights of Hong Kong

Highlights of Hong Kong

The best Afternoon Tea at the Intercontinental will be my happy memory of Hong Kong.  Other than brunch, this is my favourite meal and I have had many teas, but this topped it. (And I rate the Hyatt Regency in Birmingham 9.5). We managed to walk in, just before a rain shower descended onto the city […]

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Movie: The Secret Life of Pets

Movie: The Secret Life of Pets

 For someone who gives more than thought than necessary as to what do dogs think of us, this film has the answers. A delightful tale of what pets do once their owners keepers go out all day. It turns out they have the music loud, over eat, get massaged and oh, get abducted by the […]

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View from the Room: Novotel Hong Kong

View from the Room: Novotel Hong Kong

For my first trip to this continent, my expectation is of excellent service and comfortable surroundings.  There were many hotels that boasted good views but wit smaller rooms. As we were there for a week, we decided to go for space rather than view and stay in the ‘Chinese side’, Kowloon. Location In this relentless city […]

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More Hong Kong Observations

More Hong Kong Observations

        Part 2 (Part 1 here) More on this relentless, polite, bustling, humid city that works. Did I mention relentless? Obsessed with shopping Every shopping centre ( I think there are about 28) was several stories high and packed with mainly the same shops including our Marks and Spencer and many American […]

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Movie – Where to Invade Next

Movie – Where to Invade Next

The latest documentary from Michael Moore has him trampling through Europe (and bizarrely Tunisia) to steal ideas and take them back to America to claim as their own. It’s hilarious, informative, though provoking but in the end, for me, sad but still inspiring. He starts in Italy where he learns of their paternity leave and […]

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Observations in Hong Kong

Observations in Hong Kong

  When the year started and we were heading back from a Christmas trip in Ireland, it had yet to cross my mind that this year may be our first trip to Asia. About 8 weeks ago, we saw a deal and instead of going to Vancouver as usual around this time, the bf and […]

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