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  • Movie: Mr Holmes

    Movie: Mr Holmes

    As you would expect, Ian McKellan made this part his own. He plays the...

  • Movie: Spy

    Movie: Spy

    A British spy comedy caper. Based in America, filmed across Europe and with...

  • Movie – Danny Collins

    Movie – Danny Collins

    Danny Collins is not as comedic as the trailer suggested but funny nonetheless....

  • Movie – San Andreas

    Movie – San Andreas

    San Francisco gets it again. It seems as though they only build the vast...

  • Film: Tomorrowland

    Film: Tomorrowland

    There is much to love about this Disney film. Firstly, the old style innocence...

  • Eating in Vancouver

    Eating in Vancouver

    I mentioned my love for Sylvia’s to a local in Vancouver who went on to...

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Movie: Mr Holmes

Movie: Mr Holmes

As you would expect, Ian McKellan made this part his own. He plays the intriguing, older Sherlock, aged 93 with flash backs to his retirement 30 years earlier with no hint of the arrogance we’ve seen on TV in recent years. Having just got back from a tiring trip to Japan to find a herb […]

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Movie: Spy

Movie: Spy

A British spy comedy caper. Based in America, filmed across Europe and with mostly British actors. The story is of a red-hot desk based agent (my fave, Melissa McCarthy) at the CIA whose job it is to keep her partner in the field alive by being the protective voice in his ear. And save the […]

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Dear Library of Birmingham

Dear Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham is a beautiful building, nonetheless, I had my doubts that it was going to be functional from the start. Having coped without a weekly visit to the old library for nine months, like many, I counted down the weeks to having access to a local library again. The excitement remains even […]

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Movie – Danny Collins

Movie – Danny Collins

Danny Collins is not as comedic as the trailer suggested but funny nonetheless. It’s much more of a human story with predictable results – and a few predictable unnecessary lines that even I could tell were coming next. Does this mean I can be a script writer?! Back on tour, forty years after his initial […]

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Movie – San Andreas

Movie – San Andreas

San Francisco gets it again. It seems as though they only build the vast bridges and tall buildings so they can be featured in disaster movies. This time it’s a 9+ earth quake which just keeps on giving, just to make sure the really expensive, built to withstand, tall buildings do make it down to […]

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Film: Tomorrowland

Film: Tomorrowland

There is much to love about this Disney film. Firstly, the old style innocence of children in whose minds anything is possible resonates with the child that has never left the inside of me. I’m very happy to live in a world where child-like robots can track science-geek optimists down and take them into another […]

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Eating in Vancouver

Eating in Vancouver

I mentioned my love for Sylvia’s to a local in Vancouver who went on to rattle off a number of modern alternatives. I’ll take Sylvia’s old-fashioned service and old-fashioned view of the sunset; give me the oldest hotel in Vancouver on English Bay any day of the week! We paid pilgrimage twice during this trip. The first, we were too […]

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Book: Park Life by Katharine D’Souza

Book: Park Life by Katharine D’Souza

I’ve been meaning to read this book by the Birmingham author for some time so it thanks to bumping into another writer, AA Abbott, who lent me a copy! I wanted to take a light, quick read with me while spending a few days of reading/writing/coffeeing in France and this is perfect. Even after reading […]

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Coffee in Vancouver

Coffee in Vancouver

Interestingly on this Vancouver trip, all the new people I met wanted to meet in Bakeries. A mix of Italian, French or general. I was introduced to Truffles – the bf and went back there for a little lunch, Sciué, Tartine and  Faubourg, all pretty close to where we were staying; I walked everywhere! What’s really […]

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Movie: Big Game

Movie: Big Game

Yet another USA President is in trouble on film but with a difference; Big Game features Samuel L Jackson in the lead role. Plus an appearance by Jim Broadbent. This can only be fun. The POTUS (I’m pretty convinced that the fact that Barack Obama’s new Twitter account of the same name started around the […]

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