The Problem with Misfits (Spoilers)

Recently, I've been watching Misfits (Overman, 2009) for the first time, and enjoying it. if you haven't seen it, Misfits is a British television series that follows the lives of five young adults on community service after they are hit by a lightning strike and develop superpowers. There are five seasons of Misfits, but as …

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately-May 2018

May was filled with sunshine and trips and writing! I did get some reading in amongst all of that! Here's what I read in May 2018. Clan and Castle: The Lives and Lands of Scotland's Great Families by Chris Tabraham (Historic Scotland) I picked this book up on the last day of my Edinburgh trip …

Edinburgh: 6: A Surprisingly Educational Day

We ventured again into Edinburgh with half a plan. Today we were going to do some bits I had wanted to do in Edinburgh, but hadn't gotten around to them. Our first stop was the Surgeons' Hall Museums. I desperately wanted to do these during my Fringe trip, but it just didn't work out. This …

What I’ve Been Reading Lately-April 2018

April wasn't a great month for me. I was really busy and there were a lot of stressful situations happening, so I wasn't able to read a lot, but here's what I did manage to read. The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory I picked this up without having read any of Gregory's previous books, and …

Edinburgh: 4: Rule Britannia

Tuesday started slowly, and after work we dragged ourselves into the car. It was overcast, and we were so tired, but also excited because today was the day we were going to see the Royal Yacht Britannia. Based in Leith, HMS Britannia was previously used as The Queen's yacht, and was a royal residence, but …

A Taste of England’s Filmic History

Have you ever watched a film and wondered where you might have seen that setting before? Many picturesque cities in England are used for filming even if they aren't the setting, maybe as stand ins for other places or just for ease of filming. Here are three beloved English citites, and how they have been …