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View from the Room: Hotel Narutis, Vilnius

View from the Room: Hotel Narutis, Vilnius

  I only found out a few days in that this is the oldest hotel in the city, and possibly the prettiest. Location In this quiet city, staying where the action is seems to have little effect on a good nights sleep. No buses come right into the centre of the old town but it […]

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Movie: Finding Dory

Movie: Finding Dory

Dory is the little blue fish, as cute as you like, but with a short-term memory loss problem. Having lost her parents long ago when she couldn’t find her way home, Dory is now living with a father and son, Marlin and Nemo. One day, on a school field trip, something reminds her she has […]

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Unspoilt Lithunia

Unspoilt Lithunia

  For our 5th anniversary celebratory break, we stayed in the capital Vilnius but also travelled out to Kaunas in this tiny but proud little country of 3 million. Observations I have never known a place with predominately female bus drivers. We didn’t go on any buses but noticed them driving about. Vilnius also provided […]

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Movie: BFG

Movie: BFG

I’ve only a vague recollection of this Roald Dahl story from childhood, helped somewhat by the trailer and promotional imagery, so, really, I enjoyed the film like putting on a pair of boots I’d completely forgotten I had. To begin with, I thought we were going to be locked away in the dark cave with […]

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Movie: Star Trek Beyond

Movie: Star Trek Beyond

As mentioned every time a Star Trek film is released, whilst the TV series when I was young provided essential family viewing, I’d never watched the subsequent films until I started being a Cineworld holder in 2006. In this one, as the crew go Beyond, they are attacked by an unknown enemy lead by the […]

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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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