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Book – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Book – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I love Oscar Wilde but have never read this. This would be on my mental list of must read classics to add to the Shakespeare’s that I collected but not read and now reside in New York without me. I’ve been recommended Charles Dickens to add to the list too and no doubt you have […]

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Movie – American Gangster

Movie – American Gangster

The latest in my season of firsts – a DVD review. I’ve never hired a DVD; I believe a movie should be seen on the big screen as (Film) God intended but this was lent to me by a room mate and I disappointedly missed it at the cinema. There were just so many films […]

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A Season of firsts – Diary August 11th 2009

A Season of firsts – Diary August 11th 2009

A Season of Firsts (to quote ‘Jersey Boys’) Last journal blog for a little while but to carry on with theme of firsts, last week I reviewed a film I’d seen on DVD for the first time. It was lent by my room mate and American Gangster is one that I really wanted to see. […]

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You won’t believe this….Diary August 3rd 2009

You won’t believe this….Diary August 3rd 2009

You won’t believe this. I was caught on camera speeding. Twice in the same day in April. In  a hire car. What are the chances of that? Further more, I sent the licence to the first police force but as I had not heard anything for a couple of weeks, I was concerned enough to […]

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Movie – Mesrine:Killer Instinct

Movie – Mesrine:Killer Instinct

Movie – Mesrine: Killer Instinct Being heralded as the gangster classic didn’t make me see this film. The fact that my friend decided she would do the Friday movie ritual with me and agreeing to see ‘Moon’ and then changing the day meant I couldn’t see my first choice. The film being French with subtitles […]

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Diary – Is it too American to complain?

Diary – Is it too American to complain?

July 30th 2009 BF Countdown: Days since – 128. Days to go – 13 Is it too American to complain? Are the British meant to put up with shoddiness? I was at my fantastic Birmingham Entrepreneurs Group meeting last night and met a chap who founded www.ComplaintCommuni ty.com last year. It’s a forum for people […]

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Movie – Coco Before Chanel

Movie – Coco Before Chanel

It’s amazing that not much has been made of Coco Chanel until now but there are 2 more films to come so the movie industry has caught up. Ms Chanel was born in 1883 and yet has a fantastic impact in today’s fashion world, over 30 years after her death. Today, no-one can deny the […]

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Movie – The Proposal

Movie – The Proposal

This looked funny way back from the first trailer preceding the Terminator film. Naturally I couldn’t remember the name but I liked the look of it and Sandra Bullock does comedy very well. It /she doesn’t disappoint in the comedy stakes and the casting is excellent. I did at first wonder why in the opening […]

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Boy from New York City July 28th 2009

Boy from New York City July 28th 2009

 Days since – 126. Days to go – 16 I’ve spent the last 4 days booking this hotel. I want to stay in London for the BF’s first night as he is on an overnight flight and it will be good to have a night on our own. Plus we’re in London which is what […]

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I can’t go to New York, so New York is coming to me – July 27th 2009

I can’t go to New York, so New York is coming to me – July 27th 2009

July 27th 2009 Days since 127 Days to go 17 It’s been a long time coming and on some days, I did not dare imagine it but the day is near; the boyfriend has finally booked his flight to come to England. I think in the back of his mind he thought I’d get the […]

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