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Diary – Countdown to Montreal October 18th 2009

Diary – Countdown to Montreal October 18th 2009

The countdown to Montreal is well on its way; I’m going next Tuesday on Air Canada and no doubt will be trying to recall my schoolgirl French on route. The two months since the boyfriend came over to the UK have sure gone quicker than the 5 months we had apart before then. This is […]

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Movie – Surrogates

Movie – Surrogates

Not one to pass on a Bruce Willis flick, I finally get to see Surrogates. It’s both shorter and better than I expected although I really didn’t know what to look forward to from the trailer. Remarkably, the film ends where I expected it to start so the trailer is a little misleading. The basic […]

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Julia Child on David Letterman 1987

Julia Child on David Letterman 1987

Julia is trying to make a hamburger but something apparently goes wrong. So she improvises. Of course… Share the love…

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Book – New York by Edward Rutherfurd

Book – New York by Edward Rutherfurd

Well this is indeed an epic masterpiece as denoted on the jacket cover. My thirst for knowledge on the history of New York, as well as America is well and truly quenched. For now. An ingenious idea to begin with, a novel that tells the 400 year history of New York by using several fictional […]

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Movie – The Soloist

Movie – The Soloist

After re-seeing two films, it was time to watch something new. The Soloist doesn’t seem all that new as I have been watching trailers for many months, in two continents but I look forward to it nonetheless. I read a piece about the real life Soloist, a gifted, 1970’s Juilliard School cellist who drops out […]

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Life in my Hands

Life in my Hands

My left hand has many more lines than the other. Does that mean I have lots more adventures to come or have I had most of them already? I would bet that I have scores more to come as I’ve become accustomed to my life being one big adventure or more truthfully, a succession of […]

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24 Hour Meltdown  (Diary October 4th 2009)

24 Hour Meltdown (Diary October 4th 2009)

Why is it that when things go wrong, as they inevitably do from time to time, no matter how many times we try and tell ourselves, it will be OK, we still worry. As crisis hangs over us like the proverbial dark cloud, we can’t eat, we can’t sleep, we can’t sit, we can’t stand. […]

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Diary – September 29th 2009

Diary – September 29th 2009

Woah! It’s not that I haven’t been writing, to the contrary, more than ever, but a lot has been going so I’ve not had a chance to update the journal. Business is quiet to say the least, almost non-existent except for the few clients that rely on me more than ever. The downturn is definitely […]

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Movie – Dorian Gray

Movie – Dorian Gray

Dark. Very dark. It reminds me of the disappointment I felt after the last Batman movie; then, I was expecting comic hero kiddie humour and less mafia style violence. This time I was expecting more of the famous Wilde witticisms and I just get the dark side of Oscar set in the gloomiest part of […]

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Diary – September 16th 2009

Diary – September 16th 2009

Bloomingdale bag watch: 2 One small blue one yesterday on the wrong side of Broad Street. One small brown one today. Complete I feel a little lighter today. I submitted the article I have been working on for the magazine competition. Exactly 900 words written after the third idea worked and many, many edits ensued. […]

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