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    Film – Rampage

      I was promised gorillas and I got them from the start of this incredibly...

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    Film – Ready Player One

    There was much excitement in the area of Birmingham I live when some of the...

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    Film – Ghost Stories

    Three characters plus three stories with a fair few clichés I know from the...

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    Film – Isle of Dogs

    In the latest stop-motion animation, we are in a future universe where cats...

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    Film – I, Tonya

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    Film – Peter Rabbit

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Diary Boyfriends Visit P4: A Knights Tale (September 1st 2009)

Diary Boyfriends Visit P4: A Knights Tale (September 1st 2009)

The next four days were beautifully chilled and spent at home: Monday – More cooking breakfast, out for coffee, lots of laundry and left overs of Saturday and Sunday dinners. Bliss. Tuesday – We pop on the bus to Harborne for lunch at a hooligans pub, coffee at my old regular Sunday afternoon writing haunt […]

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Movie – Funny People

Movie – Funny People

Not my usual type of film but the trailer didn’t look too bad. I’m in the mood for a film fest for the next few weeks heading into autumn, my favourite season and not just because my birthday’s at the end of it. There’s plenty on but I figure if I don’t like Funny People, […]

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Diary – Boyfriends Visit P3: An American in London (September 1st 2009)

Diary – Boyfriends Visit P3: An American in London (September 1st 2009)

Day Two We did the works today. BF is disappointed we don’t hung draw and quarter at the Tower of London anymore. Well only Americans if they complain. After having the first of our holiday 99 ice creams at the Tower and a rest underneath St Pauls Cathedral, we wondered across to the bridges and […]

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Five Ways to Build the Writing Habit – By Ali Hale

Five Ways to Build the Writing Habit – By Ali Hale

Whether you’re just starting out with writing, or whether you’re a seasoned pro picking up your pen again after a dry spell, you might have discovered just how daunting that blank page can be. Sitting down and putting words on paper (or on a computer screen) can be a huge effort. No wonder writers find […]

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Born To sell

Born To sell

By David P. Willis from http://bit.ly/ZrIhK The small house at 7 1/2 West End Court in Long Branch where one-time renter Bruce Springsteen wrote “Born to Run,” “Thunder Road” and other songs on the “Born to Run” album is up for sale for $299,000. The house came on the market this past weekend, said Susan […]

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Movie – Broken Embraces

Movie – Broken Embraces

  The much publicised new Penelope Cruz Spanish film makes a good contrast to last weeks G.I. Joe. The Spanish accent is not at all annoying as the French. Shame my next trip is to the very French, Montreal. I cannot workout why it’s a thriller although it is a good drama with several entwining […]

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10 Questions to Ask Before Writing Your Book

10 Questions to Ask Before Writing Your Book

By Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound One of the saddest parts of my job as a publicity expert is taking calls from authors who are almost in tears. All the calls sound the same. The authors have spent a fortune writing, publishing and marketing their books—with few sales to show for it. Most of them […]

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Movie – G.I. Joe

Movie – G.I. Joe

A bonus movie for a Sunday evening when nothing else was showing. BF and I fancied one more film before he returned home to NYC. Strangely during his time in England, I’ve been sent free preview tickets for 3 films so either I never noticed them before or the film God is encouraging us both […]

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Movie – Away We Go

Movie – Away We Go

I was offered preview of this and as I wanted to see it anyway, I squeezed it into the schedule. And I’m very glad I did although over 2 hours have never gone so fast in a cinema! There were laughs from the very opening scene and I didn’t recognise anyone until it got to […]

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Movie – Inglorious Basterds

Movie – Inglorious Basterds

This is the one the BF and I had planned to watch together. Although I warm to Tarantino when I see him being interviewed, most recently  brilliantly on the Jonathan Ross show, I cannot recall enjoying any of his crazy genius films. This is the movie I was hoping will change that status. In fact […]

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