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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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Firsts – July 24th 2009

Firsts – July 24th 2009

Firsts It’s a month of firsts; first I mop, then I iron (OK, not a first but a first for several months) and then I walk out of the cinema (See Journal ‘Not Funny’) to save myself from a truly awful movie. The last time I recall this many firsts was post-divorce so they were […]

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Book – Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Book – Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

This is a strange book. It’s from 1958 and yet I pick up a hard cover from Birmingham library. And its tiny, a really slim book. But the strangest thing; it doesn’t have chapters! I’m wondering whether I have picked up a somewhat edited version? I only got into the film in recent years and […]

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Serious by John McEnroe

Serious by John McEnroe

I ended Gary Barlow’s book where he wrote about being on one of the trains involved in the 7th July bombings. I started John McEnroe’s with September 11th. The amazing thing is, I didn’t even realise, or rather had never thought about the fact that McEnroe is a New Yorker. Of course now it seems […]

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Book – Giggs, the Autobiography. By Ryan Giggs

Book – Giggs, the Autobiography. By Ryan Giggs

As my all time favourite United hero, this was a must read, although it took me nearly 3 years to pick it up. (I know, my priorities have changed now, honest!) I always believe the word ‘hero’ is over used but not as much as ‘legend’. I don’t think you can really be a legend […]

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